New Governance Lab

ASU New Governance Lab

The New Governance Lab is a multidisciplinary research-meets-practice effort intended to reinvent for-profit governance. We are affiliated with the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Grounded in rigorous research designed to address real-world governance challenges, we aspire to be a preeminent thought leader in public and private for-profit firm governance.


Our purpose

The New Governance Lab at ASU is purposefully named. “New” is our fundamental mindset; we seek to question the status quo. “Governance” refers to the art and science of overseeing the control and direction of for-profit companies. And “lab” indicates that we are a place for innovation, discovery, mistakes, and learning — a welcoming place to create the future that we want, together. 

Rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach to governance, the New Governance Lab hopes to shine a light on nuance and look at the tough questions that will help us understand what is important to a particular industry or type of firm. Our goal is to take discovery out of the theoretical realm and to apply emerging new ideas to practice in ways that will ultimately make governance better. 

Modern societal issues are pushing us toward advances in corporate diversity and at the New Governance Lab we take the discussion further. We seek to provide insights that will make a direct difference to a firm’s performance as measured not only by stock performance, but employee loyalty, net promoter scores, customer retention and loyalty, and community support. Read more about the lab and what we do:

About the lab


Our research

The New Governance Lab at ASU tackles big issues. Consumers, stakeholders, and partners will be able to rely on the lab’s expertise and offerings to make informed decisions about corporate governance systems and up-to-date investment decision-making processes. Explore our active projects:

Research projects



Our people

The New Governance Lab is led by Amy Hillman and Doris Waxberg.


The New Governance Lab is proud to host the 10th annual conference of the International Corporate Governance Society at Arizona State University on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 9 and 10, 2024 (pre-conference Friday, Nov. 8). Please visit the conference website for more information.