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NCGN Workshop 2024

Date and time

Friday 23. August 2024 at 11:30 to Saturday 24. August 2024 at 14:30

Registration Deadline

Thursday 22. August 2024 at 11:30


Copenhagen Business School, Solbjerg Plads 3, Room SPs07 Coloplast, 2000 Frederiksberg Copenhagen Business School
Solbjerg Plads 3, Room SPs07 Coloplast
2000 Frederiksberg

NCGN Workshop 2024

Event Description

The Nordic Corporate Governance Network (NCGN) and Copenhagen Business School is pleased to invite members of the Network to a 2-day workshop in Copenhagen on August 23 and 24, 2024.

The Workshop is a forum for academics from the Nordic countries to present and discuss ongoing corporate governance research.

Location: CBS, Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark. Room: Coloplast SPs.07. CBS is easily accessible by Metro. From the airport take line M2 to the station Frederiksberg (located at Solbjerg Plads).

Map of venue: Solbjerg Plads 3, Frederiksberg

Hotel and meals: The organizers will cover the costs of meals (coffee breaks, two light lunches and one workshop dinner for members). The presenters will have to book, organize, and cover their own accommodation and travelling costs. The closest hotel is Scandic Falkoner located approximately 200 meters from CBS.

Registration: We kindly ask you to register for the workshop and for the dinner on Friday night at Frederiks Have if you would like to attend that as well. Please note dinner attendance, and if you have any dietary requirements on August 16th the latest.

Organizing committee: Trond Randøy (CBS), Lars Ohnemus (CBS).

Expectations and presentation formats: We expect that every participant read the papers before attending the workshop and actively provides positive and developing feedback to the presenters during the workshop.
The format is full papers with 15 minutes for each presentation followed by 10-15 minutes discussions.

Deadline: for distribution (pdf-format) of selected papers will be August 1st.

Information: Any questions regarding the workshop or dinner may be directed to Trine Vestergaard, 


Preliminary program Friday August 23  

Room: Coloplast SPs.07, Solbjerg Plads 3 

11.30-12.20: Welcome incl. informal lunch outside of Coloplast SPs.07

12.30-13.00: Keynote address by Professor Jette Steen Knudsen, Tufts University and Copenhagen Business School, 
Regulating the financial sector for sustainability – Different Perspectives

13.00-13.30: Keynote address by Jesper Berg, retired Director General Financial Supervisory Authority,
The EU regulatory machine

13.30-14.00: Keynote address by Professor Sirimon Treepongkaruna, Sasin School of Management and University of Western Australia,
Shareholder litigation and carbon emissions

14.00-14.15: Coffee break
Part 1. Ownership and cost of capital
14.15-14.45: Habeeb Yahya, University of Turku,
Blockholding, ownership horizon, and firms’ ESG performance: Nordic evidence
Co-authors: Abu Chowdhury, Mika Vaihekoski

14.45-15.15: Niclas Meyer, Hanken School of Economics,
Dual shares, large owners, and corporate cash holdings
Co-authors: Jan Antell, Karl Felixson, Eva Liljeblom

15.15-15.45: Thomas Poulsen, Copenhagen Business School,
Shared Directors and the Cost of Bank Debt
Co-authors: Caglar Kaya, Niels Westergård-Nielsen

15.45-16.00: Coffee break with cake and fruit
Part 2. Boards
16.00-16.30: Conny Overland, University of Gothenburg,
Employee representation and acquisitions
Co-authors: Mussa Hussaini, Niuosha Samani

16.30-17.00: Kateryna Varava, Mykolas Romeris University
Achieving Sustainability in the Corporate World: A Call for Directors Accountability

17.00-17.30: Lisa Bäckvall, Jönköping University 
The role of laughter in resilience at the company board meeting

17.30-18.00: Marc Steffen Rapp, Philipps-Universität Marburg, 
Board-level Employee Representation and Digital Transformation
Co-authors: Lion Fischer, Michelle Schlosser, Michael Wolff

18.00-18.05: Break

18.05-18.30: Lars Ohnemus, Copenhagen Business School,
The Nordic Model and illusion for the future lighthouse for the European Union 
Preliminary program Saturday August 24 
Room: Coloplast SPs.07, Solbjerg Plads 3 
Part 3. CEO incentives and top management issues
08.30-09.00: Ken L. Bechmann, Copenhagen Business School, 
The information on ESG-related KPIs in executive compensation in Danish listed companies
09.00-09.30: Natalie Shefer, Copenhagen Business School,
When Structure Meets Personality. How Duality and Social Dominance Affect CEO Time Horizon
Co-authors: Ithai Stern, Razvan Lungeanu

09.30-10.00: Niels Westergård-Nielsen, Copenhagen Business School,
Life after Loss: New Evidence on the Consequences of Losing Promotion Tournaments
Co-author: Takao Kato
10.00-10.15: Coffee break with fruit

10.15-10.45: Suntharee Lhaopadchan, Kasetsart University,
Boardroom stewardship: Exploring director compensation, integrity and social responsibility
Co-authors: Pattarake Sarajoti, Sirimon Treepongkaruna

10.45-11.15: R. Øystein Strøm & Trond Randøy, Oslo Metropolitan University, Copenhagen Business School,
CEO pay as a Corporate Governance Mechanism in the Nordics. Evidence from Sweden

11.15-11.20: Break 
Part 4. Corporate Governance, Reporting, Sustainability, and Performance
11.20-11.50: Benjamin Maury, Hanken School of Economics,
Integrative models of firm performance: Empirical evidence

11.50-12.20: Janicke L. Rasmussen, BI Norwegian Business School,
Corporate governance systems in dealing with sustainability issues - a way to respond to the challenges of sustainability, or a way to respond to the challenge of reporting
Co-authors: Jovana Karajanov, Jan Ketil Arnulf

12.20-12.50: Christopher von Koch, Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics
Is there any information in annuals reports?
Co-authors: Micael Jönsson, Damai Nasution, Ola Nilsson
12.50-13.20: Lovisa Halje, Ekonomihögskolan vid Lunds Universitet
The Amended Proposal for a Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence from the perspective of Nordic Corporate Governance
13.20-13.50: Ola Nilsson, Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics
Unraveling legal threats and negotiation dynamics in Corporate Governance: A comprehensive analysis of regulatory processes

13.50-14.00: Closing Discussion chaired by Lars Ohnemus 

14.00: Informal lunch and goodbye

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Organizer Contact Information

Copenhagen Business School
Phone: +45 3815 3815

Organizer Contact Information

Copenhagen Business School
Phone: +45 3815 3815