The Center for Emerging Markets at Northeastern University is proud to support the 6th Annual Greater Boston Corporate Governance Workshop as part of its Nardone Family Conference Series.

Organized by CEM Faculty Fellows Ruth Aguilera and Kevin Chuah, the workshop offers the opportunity for researchers and professors from institutions across New England and beyond to present on their recent Corporate Governance research and receive peer feedback.

Attendance for this event is by invitation only.

Workshop Agenda

8:00 – 8:30am Registration and Breakfast 
8:30 – 8:40am Welcome 
Ravi Ramamurti, Director, Center for Emerging Markets, Northeastern University  
 Session 1  Chair: Ruth Aguilera, Northeastern University  
8:40 – 9:15am Keynote Presentation: Superbosses: How Great Leaders Create Winning Organizations by Producing the World's Best Talent 
Sydney Finkelstein, Dartmouth College  

First Respondent: Ruth Aguilera, Northeastern University  
9:15 – 9:50am  The Comparative Advantage of Headquarters versus Subsidiaries in Managing R&D After Changes in Communication Costs 
Luis Ballesteros, Boston University  

First Respondent: Jordan Siegel, University of Michigan  
9:50 – 10:10am Coffee break  
 Session 2  Chair: Kevin Chuah, Northeastern University  
10:10 – 10:45am Does the Private Sector Add Value to Public-Private Partnerships? A Quasi-Experimental Study of Manufacturing Extension Programs in the United States 
Andrew Schrank, Brown University  

First Respondent: Aldo Musacchio, Brandeis University  
10:45 – 11:20am  Bottoms Up: Local Action to Assault State-Level Regulatory Constraints  
Eppa Rixey, MIT  

First Respondent: Sheila Puffer, Northeastern University  
11:20 – 11:40am Coffee break  
      Session 3 Chair: Jordan Siegel, University of Michigan  
11:40 – 12:15pm Custom Proxy Voting Device 
Nadya Malenko, Boston College  

First Respondent: Weiling Liu, Northeastern University  
12:15 – 12:50pm  Corporate Scenarios 
Madison Condon, Boston University  

First Respondent: Anna Toniolo, Harvard Law School  
12:50 – 1:30pm Lunch  
 Session 4  Chair: Shuyang Wang, Northeastern University  
1:30 – 2:05pm Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Implications of Corporate Purpose on Performance
Kunyuan Qiao, Northeastern University  

First Respondent: Trang Nguyen, Harvard University  
2:05 – 2:40pm  Relay versus Watchdog Repertoires: Boards' Influence on Legacy-zation  
Silvia Dorado, UMass Boston   

First Respondent: Gaston de los Reyes, Northeastern University  
2:40 – 3:00pm Coffee break  
 Session 5 Chair: Patrick Hurley, Northeastern University  
3:00 – 3:35pm Accountability of Corporate Emissions Reductions Targets  
Shirley Lu, Harvard University  

First Respondent: Ana Albuquerque, Boston University  
3:35 – 4:10pm  Political Consumerism: Ideology or Signaling 
Young Hou, University of Virginia  

First Respondent: Jill Brown, Bentley University  
 Concluding Remarks  
4:10 – 5:00pm Conclusion and Discussion