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Featured Panelists

picture of Ruth Aguilera Ruth Aguilera Northeastern University

picture of Andrew Delios Andrew Delios National University of Singapore

picture of Igor Filatotchev Igor Filatotchev City University London

picture of Pursey Heugens Pursey Heugens Erasmus University-Rotterdam

picture of Michael A. Hitt Michael A. Hitt Texas A&M University and TCU

picture of William Megginson William Megginson University of Oklahoma

picture of Mike Peng Mike Peng University of Texas at Dallas

picture of David Reeb David Reeb National University of Singapore

picture of Jordan Siegel Jordan Siegel Harvard University

picture of Johannes Van Oosterhout Johannes Van Oosterhout Erasmus University - Rotterdam

picture of James Walsh James Walsh University of Michigan

picture of Edward Zajac Edward Zajac Northwestern University

Extension 3: Charleston, SC
Thursday, September 26 and Friday, September 27, 2013





picture of Tatiana Kostova Tatiana Kostova University of South Carolina

picture of Marc van Essen Marc van Essen University of South Carolina

Recent events in the world economy have highlighted the critical role of corporate governance in designing and implementing business strategy. This extension will focus on several important research areas including institutional embeddedness of corporate governance systems, rising role of family firms in the global economy, corporate governance in emerging markets, and rise of state capitalism across countries. The objective is to provide an interactive forum for a cross-disciplinary intellectual exchange on these topics by bringing together a diverse group of scholars from the fields of corporate governance, global strategy, and international business. The workshop is limited to 40 participants.

Charleston Workshop Program

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Individual Arrival in Charleston, SC
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Welcome and Dinner (hosted by USC Moore School of Business)
Friday, September 27, 2013
7:30 – 8:00 am
8:00 – 10:00 am
Session 1. Institutions, Corporate Governance, and Firm Strategy
  • This session will explore the more general questions of how corporate governance is conditioned by country level institutions and how it influences firm strategy and outcomes.
  • Panelists: Igor Filatotchev, James Walsh, Jordan Siegel, Edward Zajac
10:00 – 10:15 am
Coffee Break
10:15 – 12:15 pm
Session 2. Family Firms in Different Contexts
  • This session will explore the distinctiveness of family firms, the implications of family ownership and control on corporate governance, business strategy and firm performance, as well as the cross-country differences in these areas.
  • Panelists: David Reeb, Marc van Essen, Michael Hitt
12:15 – 1:15 pm
1:15 – 3:15 pm
Session 3. Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets
  • This session will focus on issues of corporate governance and firm strategy in emerging markets exploring the implications of formal and informal institutional characteristics, processes of fast-paced development and change, and the strategy implications for both emerging market firms and foreign multinational operating in these contexts.
  • Panelists: Mike Peng, Andrew Delios, Ruth Aguilera, Hans van Oosterhout
3:15 – 3:30 pm
Coffee Break
3:30 – 5:30 pm
Session 4. State Capitalism
  • This session will discuss governance and strategy implications of the return of state capitalism, addressing questions such as nationalization of private enterprises, performance and cost of capital implications of state involvement in publicly listed firms, shifting balance of power from the private to the public sector, and the implications for public policy and firm competitiveness.
  • Panelists: Bill Meginson, Pursey Heugens, Omrane Guedhami
5:30 – 6:00 pm

Travel Information


Extension attendees can fly directly from Atlanta into Charleston International Airport. There are also multiple flights a day from other cities in the US. For airport information, please visit:


Charleston is approximately a 5 hour drive from Atlanta. Attendees choosing to drive can get directions to the hotel by visiting:


The extension workshop will be held at the Charleston Place Hotels. Attendees who choose to stay here will receive a reduced room rate by booking clicking here.

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