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Call for Papers - Owners as Strategists Conference / Submission deadline April 16, 2021

  • 1.  Call for Papers - Owners as Strategists Conference / Submission deadline April 16, 2021

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    Dear colleagues,

    The submission deadline for our Call for Papers for the Owners as Strategists Conference is approaching. Submission will close on Friday, April 16, 2021.

    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