Houston Extension: Texas A&M University
New Directions in International Corporate Governance Research

Friday, October 27, 2017


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Laszlo Tihanyi
Rice University
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Michael Withers
Texas A&M University

Registration Fees

Now - Oct. 5 After Oct. 5
Member US$ 85 US$ 115
Non-Member US$ 105 US$ 135


We wish to thank Mays Business School at Texas A&M University for their generous support of this extension.


Mays Business School’s CityCentre Houston facility is an extension of Mays’ commitment to serving Houston-area businesses, working professionals, executives and alumni. The facility opened in 2012 to provide a range of business education programs, as well as executive-quality space for meetings, conferences and events. The CityCentre campus is off Interstate 10 and Beltway 8 in the heart of the growing West Houston corridor. It offers convenient access to the world-class amenities, including shopping, restaurants, and living and hotel accommodations. The campus encompasses 30,000 square feet of space on the first and second floors of the CityCentre THREE building.

Extension Registration

Thank you for your interest in the Texas A&M University extension. Unfortunately, we have reached capacity and registration is now closed.


Corporate governance remains a critical important area of study. This sustained interest in corporate governance reflects the complex intra-workings and interactions of governance mechanisms as well as the social and behavioral processes that surrounds the corporate elite. An important consideration when examining corporate governance practices is the institutional context. In part, countries tend to have distinct corporate governance systems owing to their unique cultural and political configurations as well as differing levels of economic and regulatory development. Thus, firms, shareholder, and regulators in different countries are likely to have different views regarding corporate governance and the functioning of governance mechanisms. As Aguilera and Jackson (2010: 486) explain, “The study of corporate governance has become a burgeoning field over the last decade, and has sparked substantial interest in international comparisons.” Research on international corporate governance has elucidated a number of insights into similarities and differences in governance systems, practices, and mechanisms across countries. Despite the extant research, a number of critical research questions remain regarding cross-country diversity in corporate governance. 

Building off the SMS Annual Conference theme of convergence and intensity of global competition, the TAMU extension at City Centre in Houston will focus on the continued importance of and new directions in research on international corporate governance. Panel discussions, and breakout sessions will feature leading scholars whose research has helped move the international corporate governance literature to its current prominent position in the strategic leadership and governance area. 

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, October 26

6:00 PM     Welcome Reception

Friday, October 27

8:00 AM     Breakfast, Welcome and Introductions

9:00 AM     Panel 1: Examining Corporate Governance in the Global Environment

10:15 AM   Coffee Break

10:30 AM   Panel 2: Comparative Analysis of Corporate Governance Systems

11:45 AM   Lunch

12:45 PM   Panel 3: Challenges to Conducting International Governance Research

1:30 PM     Coffee Break

2:15 PM     Panel 4: Future Research Directions in International Corporate Governance

4:30 PM     Closing Social


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Steven Boivie
Texas A&M University
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Albert Cannella Jr
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Craig Crossland
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Cynthia E Devers
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Robert Hoskisson
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Michael Howard
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Ryan Krause
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Wei Shen
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Gurneeta Vasudeva Singh
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