Governance and Regulation Research Network (GARNET)

The Governance and Regulation Research Network (GARNET) is an interdisciplinary network of researchers located under the umbrella of the Centre for Global Business at Monash Business School. Our researchers are based in various departments and centres in the Monash Business School and undertake world-class empirical and/or theoretical research on regulation and governance systems in a business context.

We are motivated to develop and improve effectiveness and fairness in regulation and governance across various areas including, but not limited to: banking, finance, accounting, corporations, securities, environment and climate change, trade, labour, ethnicity and gender equality.

We conduct a range of research projects seeking innovative, evidence-based solutions to regulation and governance problems. Our members approach their research using a number of different methodologies drawn from law and empirical legal studies, regulatory impact studies, critical management studies, development studies, economic and human geography, experimental economics and others.

We also seek to translate our academic findings into concrete policy recommendations for various regulation and governance actors.

Our research agenda and expertise consists of a number of interrelated themes, as follows:

  • Construction of regulatory standards
  • Public enforcement and effectiveness of public regulators
  • Private enforcement mechanisms and actors
  • Non-state actors, private and informal regulation
  • Regulatory impact and compliance
  • Multi-level regulatory governance systems
  • Corporate and organisational governance
  • Digitisation, technology and regulation
  • Regulatory theory
The Governance and Regulation Research Network (GARNET) Twitter Account is @Garnet_Monash.

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