Research, Advocacy & Publication
The Research Department of the Institute performs the following responsibilities:
Research on Governance and Related Issues
Carrying out research on governance and related issues with a view to generate ideas grounding the Institute’s policies for directions and thought leadership.
Productions and Publications
Productions and publications of the Institute’s communication/ stakeholders relationship management tools, including but not limited to, the ICSAN Newsletter, the monthly ICSAN News magazine and the biannual Chartered Secretary magazine.
Conducting research on the developments on Corporate Governance discipline
Conducting research on the developments on Corporate Governance discipline as well as Chartered Secretaryship profession to keep abreast of happenings and to advocate standards of global best practices.
Make findings on professional development-related issues
Make findings on professional development-related issues that would be beneficial to members and other stakeholders.
The Institute has a number of publications which collectively combine to form a rich reservoir of information, education, enlightenment and entertainment for the upliftment and capacity building of members, students, researchers etc in the field of Secretarial practice, Administration and Corporate Governance. These publications essentially include the followings:
1. Journal of Corporate Governance and Administration
The Journal of Corporate and Administration”debuted in 2018 and the second edition has come out in 2019. The journal is the first Journal of its kind in Nigeria that explores critical issues on both Corporate Governance and Administration at such scholarly level. The journal is purely a scholastic resource with focus on front burner issues on Corporate Governance, Corporate Administration Secretarial practice, Tax Management, Financial Management, Compliance etc. The journal contains scholarly articles for knowledge seekers, researchers in areas in the aforementioned areas but also addresses trending and emerging issues. It has wider reach and appeal.
The contributors to the Journal are top notch, experienced professionals and academics with proven track records in their fields while our Peer Reviewers are seasoned scholars in some of the best universities in Nigeria. The Journal is currently available in hard copy but will soon be going electronic to enlarge the reach. Currently we reach out to ICSAN members, Company Secretaries and Directors, tertiary Institutions nationwide and top libraries.
2. Company Secretary Handbook
The ICSAN Company Secretary Handbook which debuted in 2019 is a practitioners’ guide as it addresses the needs of practitioners and serve as a reference point for areas of interest for both old and new governance practitioners. It is useful for Company Secretaries, Directors and everyone operating in the governance space as it provides guides on various areas of governance practice; It is a capacity-building tool. Our Authors are carefully selected veterans in governance practice. The first edition was entitled “Meetings and Minutes” and it explored A-Z of corporate meetings as well as giving deep insight into the art of minutes writing. It is a practitioners’ compendium and many stakeholders are eagerly looking forward to the next edition.
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3. Chartered Secretary and Administrator magazine
The “Chartered Secretary and Administrator” is a quality glossy magazine which the Institute has published over the years. It showcases the Institute’s events for the period under focus, featuring news, stories, photo splash, jokes and recently a section for promoting and showcasing Secretarial firms.
4. The “Flagship” magazine
The Flagship magazine is a bi-annual publication of the Lagos State Chapter of the Institute. It is a very popular publication well-loved in corporate circle at features trendy themes on effective Business Management and Corporate Governance. Of course, the magazine also purveys news, photographs of recent events about the Chapter and the Institute in general. Both Members and non-Members alike as well students of governance have confessed their stout interest in the educative and enlightening magazine. The next edition is due for middle of 2020.