Robert Adamson

Lecturer, Strategy
BA (McGill), LLB (UBC), LLM (LSE)

Segal Room: SGL 3270
Segal Phone: 778.782.5267
Burnaby Room: WMC 4329
Burnaby Phone: 778.782.5891
Surrey Room: SUR 5043
Surrey Phone: 778.782.8197

Email Address: radamson@sfu.ca

Personal Website: http://beedie.sfu.ca/corporate-governance-blog/

Curriculum Vitae: View

Biography

Robert is Faculty at the Beedie School of Business, Executive Director of the CIBC Centre for Corporate Governance and Risk Management, and CICA Fellow in Corporate Governance at Simon Fraser University, in Vancouver, Canada. Robert teaches commercial and corporate law. Robert's work is both research and project-based, and currently focuses on improving corporate governance and risk management in corporations, particularly those with global operations, and including financial institutions such as banks, near-banks, hedge funds, private equity firms, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds. Robert has worked at international law firms, university think-tanks, as well as with international intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations. He has worked in over 20 countries in Asia, Europe and North America on projects dealing with corporate governance and risk management, and other areas of legal development, regulatory strategies and international negotiation. Robert is also Head of Global Risk Advisory which is an internationally-focused consulting firm that provides clients with strategies for improving their corporate governance and risk management. Robert has written numerous reports, working papers, policy and legislative frameworks for governments, university-think tanks, international organizations and research publications. Robert received a B.A. (Hons.) from McGill University, an LL.B. from the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia and the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen, and a Masters of Laws (LL.M.) from the London School of Economics. Robert was law clerk to Justice John Sopinka of the Supreme Court of Canada. Robert is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the American Society for International Law.

Specialization and Research Interests

Corporate governance, international and comparative corporate governance, risk management and risk governance, corporate and commercial law, regulation of financial institutions

Selected Publications

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New","WebProfileCategory":"Books, Book Chapters and Monographs","DOI":null,"PublisherName":"UBC Press","PublisherCity":"Vancouver","PublisherCountry":"Canada","bookTitle":"New Challenges for ASEAN: Emerging Policy Issues","bookChapter":null,"pages":"","URL":null,"contributors":[{"firstName":"Robert","middleName":"","lastName":"Adamson"},{"firstName":"Ian","middleName":"","lastName":"Townsend-Gault"},{"firstName":"David","middleName":"","lastName":"VAnderZwaag"}],"icKind":"book","editors":[{"firstName":"Amitav","middleName":"","lastName":"Acharya"},{"firstName":"Richard","middleName":"","lastName":"Stubbs"}]}]

Articles and Reports

Adamson, R. (2012). Corporate governance reforms and our regulatory future. Business Horizons, 55(6), 551–555. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2012.06.005

Macdougall, A., & Adamson, R. (2011). Directors briefing - shareholder engagement: Questions for directors to ask.

Adamson, R. (2010). Draft training manual for public consultaion in Viet Nam.

Adamson, R. (2009). Corporate governance and risk management research following the financial crisis. Bottom Line, 25(3).

Adamson, R., & Willis, A. (2008). Corporate boards and risk management.

Adamson, R., & Axworthy, L. (2003). Pursuing World Order through International Justice and the ICC. World Order, 3402.

Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

Adamson, R., Nicol, H. N., & Townsend-Gault, I. (2005). Law, sovereignty and transnationalism: Delivering social goods using a functional approach to borders. Vancouver, Canada: UBC Press.

Adamson, R., Townsend-Gault, I., VAnderZwaag, D., Acharya, A., & Stubbs, R. (1995). Transboundary ocean and atmospheric pollution in Southeast Asia: Prospects for regional cooperation. Vancouver, Canada: UBC Press.

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