CCGR Conference

The BI Conference on Corporate Governance

The CCGR will host the BI Conference on Corporate Governance on 29 May, 2015.

  • Starts:08:00, 29 May 2015
  • Ends:18:00, 29 May 2015
  • Location:BI Norwegian Business School - campus Oslo, Auditorium A2-080

BI Norwegian Business School is hosting a one-day research conference on corporate governance in Oslo, Norway. The organizer is the Centre for Corporate Governance Research at the Department of Finance. The conference is sponsored by the Finance Market Fund and the Norwegian Finance Initiative.

Eight leading scholars will present a recent corporate governance paper that has not been widely presented. There will be comments from discussants and from the audience on each paper. Participation is by invitation only.


  • Time
  • Title
  • Registration and Coffee

  • Introduction

  • Session I

    Chair: Øyvind Norli (BI Norwegian Business School)


    Equity Issuances and Agency Costs: The Telling Story of Shareholder Approval Around the World
    Clifford G. Holderness (Carroll School of Management, Boston College)
    Discussant: William Mann (Anderson School of Management, UCLA)


    CEO Investment Cycles
    Michael S. Weisbach (Ohio State University), Yihui Pan (University of Utah), Tracy Yue Wang (University of Minnesota)
    Discussant: Lucian Taylor (Wharton, University of Pennsylvania)

  • Fruit

  • Session II

    Chair: Bogdan Stacescu (BI Norwegian Business School)


    Shareholder Power and Corporate Innovation: Evidence from Hedge Fund Activism
    Alon Brav (Fuqua School of Business, Duke University), Wei Jiang (Columbia Business School Columbia University), Song Ma (Fuqua School of Business, Duke University), Xuan Tian (Kelley School of Business, Indiana University)
    Discussant: Taylor Begley (London Business School)


    Performance-induced CEO Turnover
    Dirk Jenter (Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University), Katharina Lewellen (Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College)
    Discussant: Hamid Boustanifar (BI Norwegian Business School)

  • Lunch in building C, floor 1

  • Session III

    Chair: Charlotte Ostergaard (BI Norwegian Business School)


    Donor Governance and Financial Management in Prominent U.S. Art Museums
    David Yermack (Stern School of Business, NYU)
    Discussant: Johann Reindl (BI Norwegian Business School)


    Governing Multiple Firms
    Alex Edmans (London Business School and Wharton), Doron Levit (Wharton), Devin Reilly (University of Pennsylvania)
    Discussant: Jonathan Cohn (McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin)

  • Coffee

  • Session IV

    Chair: Salvatore Miglietta (BI Norwegian Business School)


    Advertising, Attention, and Acquisition Returns
    Laura T. Starks (McCombs School of Business, University of Texas), Eliezer M. Fich (LeBow College of Business, Drexel University), Anh L. Tran (Cass Business School, City University London)
    Discussant: Xavier Giroud (Sloan School of Management, MIT)


    The Changing Nature of Corporate Board Activity
    Renee B. Adams (University of New South Wales), Vanitha Ragunathan (University of Queensland), Robert Tumarkin (University of New South Wales)
    Discussant: Danielle Zhang (BI Norwegian Business School)

  • Dinner

    at Mares, Skovveien 1, Frogner.

    (a bus to the restaurant will pick us up at 17.30 in front of BI's main entrance)

Paper Presenters

Organizing Committee



The hotel
The Radisson Blu Hotel is 100 meters from BI Norwegian Business School, where the conference will take place. The hotel is located 50 meters from the Nydalen metro station, which is 15 minutes by metro from downtown.

Please make your reservation through Radisson's webpage or by phone +(47) 23263322. The conference price is NOK 1195 per single room per night including breakfast. The reservation code is 959505.