The research program, which is headquartered at the Department of Financial Economics, was initiated in 1998. It is sponsored by the Norwegian School of Management BI and was co-sponsored by the Research Council of Norway for the 2003-2005.
As an integrated part of the Corporate Governance Program, the Centre for Corporate Governance Research (CCGR) was established in late 2005 in cooperation with the businesss community and the NHO (Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise). The objective of the CCGR is to improve the research-based insight into how the governance of firms influences the welfare of its stakeholders. The CCGR pays special attention to privately owned firms in general and to non-listed firms and family firms in particular.