The Center for Emerging Markets (CEM) at Northeastern University proudly hosted the 6th Annual Greater Boston Corporate Governance Workshop on May 29. This invitation-only event, part of the Nardone Family Conference Series, was meticulously organized by CEM Faculty Fellows Ruth Aguilera and Kevin Chuah. It attracted 32 attendees from 14 local institutions, creating a vibrant forum for sharing and discussing cutting-edge research in corporate governance.

The workshop commenced with opening remarks by Ravi Ramamurti, University Distinguished Professor of International Business & Strategy and Founding Director of CEM, and a keynote presentation by Sydney Finkelstein, Steven Roth Professor of Management at Dartmouth College, who discussed his recent book, SUPERBOSSES: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent.

Throughout the day, researchers from institutions across New England and beyond presented their latest findings on a diverse array of corporate governance topics. These included R&D management, corporate emissions accountability, political consumerism, and the value added by private sectors in public-private partnerships. Kunyuan Qiao, Assistant Professor of International Business & Strategy at Northeastern University presented his recent paper, “Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Implications of Corporate Purpose on Performance.” Presentations also covered regulatory impacts, such as local actions against state-level constraints, and innovations in proxy voting mechanisms.

Significant contributions from Northeastern University faculty enriched the discussions, with sessions chaired by Ruth Aguilera, Kevin Chuah, Shuyang Wang, and Patrick Hurley. Their leadership facilitated dynamic exchanges on topics like the custom proxy voting device, corporate scenarios, and boards' influence on corporate legacy, highlighting Northeastern's active role in advancing corporate governance scholarship. Professors Gaston de los Reyes, Weiling Liu, Valentina Marano, and Sheila Puffer also provided valuable feedback to presenters as first respondents for various sessions.

The 6th Annual Greater Boston Corporate Governance Workshop underscored CEM's commitment to fostering high-level academic research and discourse. The event facilitated invaluable peer feedback and collaboration, enhancing the quality of corporate governance scholarship. Attendees left with new insights and inspiration, reinforcing the workshop's role as a key platform for advancing corporate governance research.

The agenda from the day's workshop can be viewed here: