Owners as Strategists Conference

Conference dates

08 Jun 2021 - 09 Jun 2021




We are happy to share with you the program of the conference "Owners as Strategists", to be held online on June 8-9, 2021. The conference is joint organized by Bocconi University and University of St.Gallen.

Keynote speaker: Professor Oliver Hart (Harvard University)

Academic panel: Emilie Feldman (University of Pennsylvania), Caroline Flammer (Boston University), David Reeb (National University of Singapore), Todd Zenger (University of Utah)

Practitioner panel: Ruth Aguilera (Northeastern University), Morten Bennedsen (INSEAD), Andrè Hoffmann (Vice-Chairman, Roche Holding), Felix Grisard (Chairman, HIAG Immobilien), Marina Nissim (Executive Chairwoman, Bolton Group), Luca Garavoglia (Chairman, Campari Group)

Contributed sessions:

Ownership Issues in Private Firms
Presenters: Jeroen Neckebrouck (IESE), Claudia Imperatore (Bocconi University), Rafel Crespi (Universitat de le Illes Balears)
Discussant: Isabelle Le Breton-Miller (HEC Montreal)

Owners, Directors and CEOs
Presenters: Michael Ewens (Caltech), Paul Decaire (Arizona State University), Ana Venancio (Universidade de Lisboa)
Discussant: Merih Sevilir (Indiana University)

IPOs, Ownership and Firm Growth
Presenters: Francisco Urzua (City University of London), Alminas Zaldokas (HKUST), Giorgio Sertsios (Universidad de Los Andes)
Discussant: Reena Aggarwal (Georgetown University)

Ownership, Sustainability and Firm Conduct (I)
Presenters: Fei Xie (University of Delaware), Kevin Chuah (London Business School), Mark DesJardine (Pennsylvania State University)
Discussant: Georg Wernicke (HEC Paris)

Blockholder Issues
Presenters: Hannes Wagner (Bocconi University), Ernst Maug (University of Mannheim), Miriam Schwartz-Ziv (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Discussant: Vicente Cunat (London School of Economics)

Firm Ownership, Stakeholders and Management
Presenters: Laura Koerner (University of Passau), Matthias Christian Wuersten (University of St. Gallen), Vangelis Souitaris (City University of London)
Discussant: Bill Schulze (University of Utah)

Ownership, Sustainability and Firm Conduct (II)
Presenters: Victor Saint-Jean (Sciences Po), Eyub Yegen (University of Toronto), Aymeric Bellon (University of Pennsylvania)
Discussant: Pat Akey (University of Toronto)

Here is the full program: https://www.aidaf-ey.unibocconi.it/wps/wcm/connect/7634206e-1965-498d-bfe2-220754ed9b0c/PROGRAM-AND+SESSIONS+Owners+As+Strategists+2021.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CVID=nCEHbN3

Participation is free upon registration at the following link: https://forms.unibocconi.it/index.php?rif_quest=1018

Conference organizers
Mario Daniele Amore, Christine Scheef, Paola Taricco, Thomas Zellweger