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2011 International Corporate Governance Conference: Corporate Governance and Value Creation, 14-15 December 2011, Sydney Australia

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

WEDNESDAY 14 DECEMBER

8-30am-9-00am                REGISTRATION

9am-9-10am                      WELCOME and OPENING REMARKS

John Trowbridge, Interim Director, Centre for International Finance and Regulation

9-10am-10am                    PLENARY: THE INVESTORS                                                                                         

Speakers:

Ann Byrne, CEO, Australian Council of Super Investors                         

Hans-Martin Buhlmann, CEO, Association of Institutional Shareholders (VIP), Germany

Amanda Wilson, Managing Director, Regnan

10am-11-15am                 PLENARY: GOVERNANCE, BOARDS AND DIRECTORS                                          

Speakers:

Thomas Clarke,  Director, UTS Centre for Corporate Governance

Morten Huse, President, European Academy of Management

John Roberts, Head, School of Accounting, Sydney University

11-15am-11-30am            Morning Coffee

11-30am-12-45pm            PLENARY:  RETHINKING REGULATION AND DIRECTORS' DUTIES

Speakers:

Justin O’Brien, Director, Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation    

Bryan Horrigan, Associate Dean, Faculty of Law, Monash University                         

Rapporteur:

Paul Redmond, Sir Gerard Brennan Professor of Law, UTS

 

12-45PM-2.00PM               Lunch

 

2-00pm-3-30pm               PLENARY: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, STRATEGY AND PEOPLE                      

Speakers:

Coral Ingley, Director, Centre for Corporate Governace, AUT, NZ

Graeme Martin, Professor of HRM, Glasgow University                                       

Maarten Van de Waerde, University of Hasselt, Belgium

 

3-30pm-4pm                Afternoon Tea

 

4pm-5-30pm                PLENARY: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY                              

Speakers:

Ian Dunlop, Chairman, Safe Climate Australia : Corporate Governance in the Anthropocene - The Transformation to Energy Action (slides)

Mark Starik, San Francisco State University

Suzanne Benn, Professor of Sustainability, UTS

 

CONFERENCE DINNER - SYDNEY HARBOUR CRUISE, MAN O'WAR STEPS, NEAR SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

 

THURSDAY 15 DECEMBER

9am-10-30am                    CONCURRENT PRESENTATION SESSIONS         

2.1          BOARDS AND DIRECTORS I

James C. Lockhart & John B. Peebles (Session Chairs), Massey University, NZ:  Power and influence on the board’s agenda: Who determines what corporate directors discuss?

Aila Virtanen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland: Accountability of Corporate Boards in Finland

Philippa Wells, University of Ballarat, and Jens Mueller, University of Waikato, NZ: Compliance v Value Creation: Whither an Independent Board

Gavin Nicholson, Queensland University of Technology: Board Evaluation

 

2.2          FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE

Eliza Wu (Session Chair), University of Technology, Sydney: Home-Country Governance and Cross-Listing in the US

Akintola Owolabi, Lagos Business School, Nigeria:  Corporate Governance and Investment Value in the Nigerian Stock Exchange

Karen Van Peursem, Nikki Bourke and Ian Eggleton, University of Waikato, NZ: Governance structures to minimize financial fraud: US Company Analysis 2004-2006

 

10-30am-11-00am            Morning Coffee

 

11-00am-12-30pm                           CONCURRENT PRESENTATION SESSIONS

3.1          BOARDS AND DIRECTORS II

Pascal Nguyen (Session Chair), University of Technology, Sydney: Do older boards affect firm performance? An empirical analysis based on Japanese firms

Jyoti Mahadeo, University of Mauritius: Characteristics of Chairman Statements and Firm Performance: Evidence from an emerging economy

Salman Afkhami Rad, Krishna Reddy, Stuart Locke, Waikato University, NZ: Board’s IOD members and performance of New Zealand listed companies

 

3.2          Diversity and Performance

Antoine Hermens, University of Technology, Sydney and Gerard Hermens, Institute of Strategic Management: Governing Strategic Tensions and Assessing Director Performance in Credit Union Mergers

Krishna Reddy, Stuart Locke and Fitriya Fauzi, Waikato University, NZ: Does Corporate Governance Practices Matter: A Case Study of Registered Charities in New Zealand

Sharon Ayson, University of Newcastle, Australia: The Pipeline of Senior Executive Women: A Value-Adding Ingredient to Australian Boards

Morten Huse (Session Chair), President, European Academy of Management

 

12-30-1-30pm    Lunch

 

1-30pm-3-00pm                                CONCURRENT PRESENTATION SESSIONS

4.1          Strategy & Management

Kevin Campbell, University of Stirling, Scotland and Magdalena Jerzemowska, University of Gdansk, Poland: Corporate Governance, Value Creation and the Market for Corporate Control: A Case Study of a Reverse Takeover

Roopinder Oberoi, University of Delhi, India: Complex Terrain of Corporate Governance in the (Indian) Public Sector – A Study of BHEL

Alice Klettner, UTS Centre for Corporate Governance, Corporate Performance in CSR - The Substance of Sustainability

4.2          Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Julie Crews (Session Chair), Edith Cowan University, Australia: The ethics of leadership and corporate governance

David Waller and Anurag G. Hingorani, University of Technology, Sydney: Luxury brands - What are they doing about social responsibility?

Marie dela Rama, UTS Centre for Corporate Governance, Corporate Governance and Corruption - Ethical Dilemmas of Asian Business Groups

 

3-00pm-3-30pm                Afternoon Tea

  

3-30pm-5-00pm                                CLOSING PLENARY

 

5.1          Re-thinking DIRECTORS' DUTIES, GOVERNANCE AND REGULATION

Shann Turnbull, International Institute for Self-Governance, Sydney: Towards Dual Boards, Network Governance and Self-Regulation (slides)

Vas Kolesnikoff, Australian Shareholders' Association

Simon Connal, Ownership Matters

Morten Huse, President, European Academy of Management

Gavin Nicholson, Queensland University of Technology

Thomas Clarke, Plenary Chair

 

Conference Organiser: Professor Thomas Clarke

Director, UTS Centre for Corporate Governance