Featured Session 32

Plenary Panel III: Corporate Governance and Executive Leadership in the Age of Globalization

Track A

Date: Sunday, December 16, 2012


Time: 09:00 – 10:15

Featured Panel

Room: Hall C


  • Yan Anthea Zhang, Rice University

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    Yan “Anthea” Zhang is Professor of Strategic Management and Area Coordinator of the Strategy and Environment Group in the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. She has been a highly prolific scholar in the profession with a number of publications appearing in top scholarly journals, such as Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, among others. Her research has focused on CEO leadership, with an emphasis on CEO succession and dismissal in publicly-listed companies. She has also made contributions to research on foreign direct investment and entrepreneurship in emerging markets, notably China. The influence of her research is also shown by the citations in many top business media outlets such as the Economist, Business Week, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, and Financial Times. She served as an associate editor of Academy of Management Journal in 2010-2013 and a consulting editor of Management and Organization in 2010-2013. She is on the editorial review boards of Strategic Management Journal and Academy of Management Journal. She is the recipient of the 2010 SMS Emerging Scholar Award. She was a Representative-at-large of the Global Strategy Interest Group (January 2012-December 2013) and a Representative-at-large of the Corporate Strategy and Corporate Governance Interest Group (January 2010-December 2011) of SMS. She was the lead program co-chair of SMS China Conference in December 2012.


Abstract: Corporate governance philosophies and practices vary significantly across countries. In the Anglo-American model, corporate ownership is widely dispersed. The key issue is how to practices such as transparent accounting standards, independent directors, and stock-based pay to monitor and/or motivate top managers. In other countries such as China, ownerships of publicly-listed companies are highly concentrated in the hands of the state or founding families. How to monitor the majority shareholders in order to protect minority shareholders’ interests becomes crucial. What are the pros and cons of these different governance models? Will these models remain divergent in the foreseeable future? Or instead are they converging toward one common model? This panel features some of the leading scholars in the corporate governance area. They represent the Chinese, Anglo-American, and Continental European perspectives, respectively. They will share their views on these important questions.

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Sat: 09:00 – 09:30
Session 35: Conference Welcome
Sat: 09:30 – 10:45
Session 30: Keynote Plenary Panel: Competing and Cooperating in and for China
Sat: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 4: Competition and Adaptation
Session 11: Firm Boundaries and Growth
Session 19: Global Strategy
Session 26: Entrepreneurship in China
Sat: 13:45 – 15:00
Session 31: Plenary Panel II: Collaborative Strategies in and for China
Sat: 15:30 – 16:45
Session 6: CSR and Sustainable Development
Session 7: Entrepreneurship
Session 9: Executives and Incentives
Session 22: Panel: Innovation
Session 24: Managing Innovation Strategies
Sat: 17:00 – 18:15
Session 5: Corporate Governance
Session 8: Evolution and Ecosystems
Session 10: FDI
Session 12: Innovation Strategy
Session 27: FDI and Institutions
Sun: 09:00 – 10:15
Session 32: Plenary Panel III: Corporate Governance and Executive Leadership in the Age of Globalization
Sun: 10:45 – 12:00
Session 13: Institutions
Session 15: Internationalization II
Session 16: Networks
Session 29: Resources and Capabilities
Sun: 13:45 – 15:00
Session 33: Plenary Panel IV: Strategic Management Research in China - What is Next?
Sun: 15:30 – 16:45
Session 3: Alliances and Cooperation
Session 14: Internationalization I
Session 17: Social Capital
Session 28: Governance, Knowledge, and Cooperation
Sun: 17:00 – 18:00
Session 34: Executives Plenary Panel: Innovation Strategy in China

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