Research Opportunity: Corporate governance study focusing on the board of director effectiveness

Con­tact Name: David Park

Con­tact Email: upark[at]

Depart­ment: Foster School of Business


We are looking for motivated undergraduate research assistants to assist our developing study on mechanisms behind the board of director effectiveness in corporate governance. Corporate governance is a topic that interests many scholars in different fields such as management, finance, economics, public policy and laws. The primary focus in this study is the role of outside directors in critical decision-making.

Primary areas that the students will work on are data collection and literature review.

There are several benefits of being part of our project. First, students will have a great opportunity to involve with research and prepare for graduate programs. Second, they will learn about the topic in depth. Lastly, Foster students may receive MGMT 499 credits.

For those who are interested in a longer commitment (more than two quarters), and who demonstrate ability and interest, can have the opportunities to be involved in other interesting projects, developing their own projects and data management/analysis.

Please contact David Park (upark[at] for more information.


Minimum number of hours/week: 6 (2 credits)
Although being able to commit six hours per week is the only requirement, there are several other preferred, but not required, skills/experiences:

  1. junior standing or above
  2. working knowledge of UW libraries online research database
  3. prior research experience

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