Doctoral Seminar on Corp. Governance

Program Objective
This is a course about boards and corporate governance from strategic management and organizational behaviour perspectives. The understanding of value creation and the human side will be focused . The objectives is to let the students explore and be a part of a stream of corporate governance research that is rooted in management theories and approaches. We will in the course introduce, explore and discuss topics, theories and methods, and we will challenge dominant concepts and wisdom about boards and corporate governance.

Topics include board processes and team dynamics, board leadership, interactions and influences inside and outside the boardroom, board-management relationships, trust and power, norms and codes, value creation and board tasks, board composition and board member compentences and identities, compensation, ownership types and structures. Boards and corporate governance will not only be discussed in light of listed corporations, but also in relation to family firms, entrepreneurial firms, etc. We will also address the evolution of the corporate governance debate, including lessons from the present financial crisis. Comparisons across countries and systems will be made.

The teaching mode will be interactive. The course will have three main parts. First, challenges from practice and existing knowledge will be introduced and discussed, and an accumulative sorting logic will be suggested. Second, various issues will be explored in-depth based on discussion of selected articles. Third, the students will be challenged and supported in writing their own articles and research proposal based on the content of the course. Course evaluation will be done based on these efforts. Inputs from the publishing process will be given. The use of various research methods will be discussed throughout the course, including experiences from using various qualitative methods.

Program Coordinator
Prof. Morten Huse, Norwegian School of Management BI

Professor Morten Huse,Norwegian School of Managment BI/Tor Vergata University, Rome
Professor Hans van Ees, University of Groningen
Professor Alessandro Zattoni, SDA Bocconi and Parthenope University
Associate professor Jonas Gabrielsson, Lunds University, Sweden

Time & Location
The seminar will be held at the EIASM, Brussels, Belgium
The programme will start on March 19, 2012 and is scheduled to end March 23, 2012

Participation Fee
The participation fee is 1500 €. (VAT Excluded) This fee includes participation to the seminar, the documents, lodging and full board.
Doctoral students will be assigned rooms for two. Should you wish a single room, an extra fee of 25 € (VAT Excluded) per night will be charged to you.Cancellations made before February 15, 2012 will be reimbursed with 10% deduction of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after this date.

EIASM Scholarships
The Institute offers a limited number of scholarships of 700 € each. Scholarships are strictly limited to students coming from an EIASM Institutional Member (the Academic Council). Allocation of the scholarships is entirely at the discretion of the European Institute.

Interested doctoral students should register online (and add the required documents) no later than January 10, 2012. Besides doctoral students, other researchers may participate. The number of participants will be limited to create a stimulating environment. The selection among the applicants will be conducted by the Institute’s Faculty. They will review the following documents which should necessarily complement each application

  • The applicant’s curriculum vitae demonstrating his/her capabilities of doing research
  • A letter of recommendation of his/her local faculty supporting the application
  • A two-page description of his/her doctoral research, indicating the general objectives.

For More Information, Please Contact:
Ms. Nina Payen
Tel: +32 2 226 66 61 – Fax: 32 2 5121929