State Capitalism and the Firm Conference, Boston, 2019

State Capitalism and the Firm
Sunday, 11th August 2019, 08:30-19:00 Northeastern University, Raytheon Amphitheater at the Egan Research Center 120 Forsyth St, Boston, MA 02115
This mini-conference organized by Northeastern University, Loughborough University London, and Brandeis University, brings together scholars from a variety of academic disciplines to explore how capitalism works today. It will examine new forms of state capitalism that often cross the boundaries that traditionally separated state enterprises and private businesses. This separation was reflected in prior research focused on the antecedents and consequences of nationalization and privatization of companies. However, the distinction between state and private, between political logic and market logic becomes blurry when we consider some of the companies that raised to prominence during the last 10-20 years. Such hybrid organizations can be found all over the world, but they play a particularly prominent role in emerging economies. During this mini-conference, topics will be addressed, such as the internationalization of state-owned firms, state-owned business groups, investment strategies of sovereign wealth funds, the effect of state ownership on innovation patterns, and several others.
The conference is free but space is limited, please register here:
The keynote speakers at the event are leading scholars in State Capitalism, starting with Professor Ruth V. Aguilera, most known for her scholarly contribution to the development of theories of comparative corporate governance.
Professor Yasheng Huang, MIT, undeniably one of the top scholars on China’s State Capitalism will do another keynote at the event.
Also speaking at the conference is Professor Christopher Marquis, Cornell, Associate Editor ASQ Journal, known for his top research on CSR. Professor William L. Megginson, University of Oklahoma, an American economist who is most known for his earlier works on privatization will share with us his latest research on state capitalism from a financial economics perspective.
If you are interested in the recent developments of State Capitalism in Brazil, Professor Aldo Musacchio will chair a panel with an industry speaker from BNDES on the impact of development banks on Brazilian economy.
The conference also includes a preview of the forthcoming OUP Handbook on State Capitalism and the Firm, and presentations by selected contributors, on state-owned multinationals, state CSR, state innovation, hybrid governance, regional views on Latin America, East Asia and Eastern Europe etc.



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