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OnderwijsUniversity of Groningen Summer SchoolsCorporate Governance and the Effectiveness of Boards

Course information

Target group

This course is deigned for ReMa, PhDs, Postdocs, academic staff members and practitioners with relevant academic background. Participants are expected to have a solid background in business, economics or management studies (at least at the Bachelor level) .

Preliminary programme

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.

Topics will include:

  • Introduction to corporate governance and agency theory
  • Executive compensation
  • Board composition and dynamics
  • Board leadership
  • Ownership structure and the role of shareholders
  • Data and methods in corporate governance research: Dealing with endogeneity
  • Comparative corporate governance
  • Business elites and top management teams
  • Corporate governance research: Using survey data
  • Recent trends in corporate governance research
  • Presentations of research proposals and papers

Study load + certificate

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

Participants who attend all sessions and who present a research proposal or paper on Friday will receive a certificate of participation signed by the coordinators of the summer school.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this summer school participants will be able to:

  • define and describe the basic elements of a corporate governance system;
  • critically assess theories applied in the field of corporate governance;
  • explain and discuss the major research approaches in the field of corporate governance;
  • describe recent trends and topics in research on corporate governance;
  • present, discuss and critically evaluate a paper published in a scientific journal; and
  • write and present their own research proposal and/or a research paper.
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.

Laatst gewijzigd:27 februari 2018 13:55