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OnderwijsUniversity of Groningen Summer SchoolsCorporate Governance and the Effectiveness of Boards

Course information

Level requirements

This course is deigned for ReMa, PhDs, Postdocs, academic staff members and practitioners with relevant academic background.

Target group

Participants are expected to have a solid background in business, economics or management studies (at least at the Bachelor level) .


The summer school programme will start on Monday 9 July and will end on Friday 13 July.

We advise students to arrive on Saturday 7 July or on Sunday morning 8 July, so that they will be able to attend the city tour and the informal welcoming reception on Sunday 3PM. Recommended departure date: Saturday 14 July.

A preliminary programme will follow soon.


Sucheta Nadkarni (University of Cambridge)
Craig Crossland (University of Notre Dame)
Niels Hermes
Reggy Hooghiemstra
Kees van Veen

Study load + certificate

Five days from 9-5 with lectures, workshops, assignments and (paper) presentations, no exam.

Students who prepare and attend all lectures and workshops and complete their assignments will receive a certificate of attendance.

Learning outcomes

After this course you are able to:

  1. Understand corporate governance problems of large firms from different perspectives (i.e. economics, management, sociology and psychology)
  2. Define the term board effectiveness
  3. Measure board effectiveness and its impact on company performance
  4. Use different types of data measuring corporate governance in general and board effectiveness in particular
Language requirements

It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English.

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