Corporate Governance and Strategic Management

Corporate Governance and Strategic Management in Different Contexts:
Fostering Novel Exchanges

Anaheim, CA, August 11 2008

ORGANIZERS: Arturo Capasso and Giovanni Battista Dagnino

Chair: Giovanni Battista Dagnino, University of Catania
Presenter: Arturo L. Capasso, University of Sannio at Benevento
Presenter: Kathryn Rudie Harrigan, Columbia.Business School
Presenter: Rosario Faraci, University of Catania
Presenter: Lowell W. Busenitz, University of Oklahoma
Presenter: Robert E. Hoskisson, Arizona State University
Discussant: Wei Shen, University of Florida
Discussant: Constantinos Markides, London Business School



The aim of the symposium is to inspect the dynamics of the relationships between corporate governance and strategic management from a variety of viewpoints and in different contexts (North American, European and Asian). We investigate the relationships between the strategic function and the governance function by from various germane conceptual perspectives, such as multiple agency, the information-based signaling theory, decision making processes and contingency theory and of real world experiences, such as firms in transition, IPOs and IPO ventures. Key research questions include: What is the nature of the relationship between corporate governance and strategic management? Is governance more important to firms of strategic management? Why are there good/bad theories and good/bad practices in corporate governance and strategy? What are the rudiments of the decision making processes in the governance of different contexts? What are the differences between the US, European and Japanese contexts in relation to governance systems? What are the governance logics and mechanism of firms in transition? What kinds of conflicts can arise as regards the underpricing in IPO firms? How a multiple agency approach can respond to this challenge? What is the role of anti take-over provisions in the acquisition of IPO ventures? What is the role of signaling and information theory the acquisition of IPO ventures?