This mini-conference organized by Northeastern University, Loughborough University London, and Brandeis University, brings together scholars from a variety of academic disciplines to explore how state capitalism works today. It will examine new forms of state capitalism that often cross the boundaries that traditionally separated state enterprises and private businesses.

This separation was reflected in prior research focused on antecedents and consequences of nationalization and privatization of companies. However, the distinction between state and private, between political logic and market logic becomes blurry when we consider some of the companies that raised to prominence during last 10-20 years. Such hybrid organizations can be found all over the world, but they play a particularly prominent role in emerging economies.

During this mini-conference, topics will be addressed such as internationalization of state-owned firms, state-owned business groups, investment strategies of sovereign wealth funds, the effect of state ownership on innovation patterns, and several others.

Keynote speakers:
Ruth Aguilera, Distinguished Professor, International Business and Strategy, D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University
Yasheng Huang, Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management, Professor, Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan
Christopher Marquis, Samuel C. Johnson Professor in Sustainable Global Enterprise, SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell
William L. Megginson, Professor & Price Chair, Price College of Business, The University of Oklahoma

The Raytheon Amphitheater is inside Northeastern University’s Egan Research Center.