The Neel Corporate Governance Center at The University of Tennessee is among national leaders in conducting and disseminating research on aspects of corporate governance. The center is unique among universities because it draws from two academic disciplines—the Haslam College of Business and the College of Law. The center is a collaborative effort involving approximately 13 faculty members across a number of academic disciplines.
The Center's primary emphasis is on those aspects of corporate governance with a significant public policy focus. With both business and legal experts involved, the Center addresses a broader range of public policy issues and brings a greater diversity of perspectives to the governance challenges currently facing corporate America.
Research efforts focus on a variety of current topics in corporate governance, including the audit process, executive compensation, board structure, and firm performance.