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Bocconi - St. Gallen Conference on Owners as Strategists

  • 1.  Bocconi - St. Gallen Conference on Owners as Strategists

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    The 1st conference on Owners as Strategists, held online on June 8 and 9, 2021, aims to facilitate the development of new theory and stimulate novel discussions about how ownership shapes firm strategy. A strategic ownership perspective acknowledges that ownership implies control over the firm and its resources, and gives owners the right to decide how value is created. The theoretical and practical need of studying ownership in relation to firm strategy is pressing as ownership around the world is (again) becoming progressively concentrated in the hands of owners such as entrepreneurs, families, cooperatives, asset managers, foundations and states. The goal of the conference is to bring together a diverse set of scholars with an interest in ownership, governance, and strategy to address the overarching question of what the role of ownership is for firm strategy.


    Oliver Hart - Harvard University. Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2016



    Ruth Aguilera - Northeastern University

    Morten Bennedsen - INSEAD and University of Copenhagen

    Emilie Feldman - University of Pennsylvania

    Caroline Flammer - Boston University

    David Reeb - National University of Singapore 

    Todd Zenger - University of Utah



    The deadline for the submission of original papers to be considered for presentation at the Conference 2021 is 16 April 2021. Please email your paper to: OwnersAsStrategists@unibocconi.it

    Authors will be notified about the acceptance of their paper by 7 May 2021.



    The registration deadline for presenters of accepted papers is 17 May 2021. The conference is free of charge for academics presenting at the conference.



    The conference is a joint effort by Bocconi University, Italy, and University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. The two-day online conference combines an academic day (June 8) with a practitioner day (June 9). Academics are invited to join the practitioner day and vice versa, to build bridges and foster exchange between research and practice. Academics will present their papers on June 8. We welcome, in particular, papers on the relationship between ownership, sustainability and growth. For more details on the conference themes, please visit the following link: https://cfb.unisg.ch/en/forschung/owners-as-strategist--academic-day


    Submission deadline: 16 April 2021

    Notification about acceptance: 7 May 2021

    Conference registration: 17 May 2021

    Conference dates: 8 June 2021, academic day; 9 June 2021, practitioner day



    Mario Daniele Amore - Bocconi University

    Thomas Zellweger - University of St.Gallen

    Paola Taricco - Bocconi University

    Christine Scheef - University of St.Gallen