June 25th – 27th 2020 – Online Event

Governing sustainability in a digitalized world

False solutions for real issues?

Digitalization is not only offering solutions, it could also have downside effects. Digital technologies and sustainability cannot create positive mutual reinforcement if not governed by efficient socio-political systems. Nurturing the contradictory interests of shareholders, other direct stakeholders and the general public makes corporate governance increasingly challenging in the cyclical global financial crisis era. With sustainability as the ultimate goal, do we simply need more effective governance or are the symptoms deeper?

Critical And Alternative Governance


June 25th, 2020

  • 09H00 – 10H15 (Barcelona) / 17H00 – 18H15 (Sydney) / 19H00 – 20H15 (New Zealand)
  • Opening Debate
    • Keynote Speakers: Dr. Anny Ines – London School of EconomicsProf. Marc Goergen – IE Business School Madrid
    • Moderators: Prof. Thomas Clarke – UTS Sydney & Associate Prof. Coral Ingley – AUT New Zealand
  • 10H15 – 10H30 (Barcelona) / 18H15 – 18H30 (Sydney) / 20H15 – 20H30 (New Zealand)
  • Stay-with-us Break: The power of the clock
  • 10H30 – 11H30 (Barcelona) / 18H30 – 19H30 (Sydney) / 20H30 – 21H30 (New Zealand)
  • Session 1: Digitalization, Governance and the future of organizing
    • Chair: Patricia Galbadon – Discussant: Sabri Boubaker
    • Sustainability governance and the socio-materiality of social media: Lessons from megaprojects by Johan Ninan- Bartlett School of Construction Project Management, UK
    • Who is driving digitalization: the CEO, the CIO or COVID-19 by Miika Kuoppamäki – DKBA, Ratingen, Germany
    • The impact of digital transformation on board members’ decision-making in private European companies by Fabio Oliveira- University of Reading, England, UK

June 26th, 2020

  • 09H00 – 10H30 (Barcelona) / 17H00 – 18H30 (Sydney) / 19H00 – 20H30 (New Zealand)
  • DEBATE around the book: Resolving the Crisis in Research by Changing the Game
    • Author speaker: Prof. Morten Huse – BI, Norway
    • Moderator: Prof. Xavier Castañer – HEC, Lausanne
    • Discussants: Alessandra Rigolini – Pisa University & Hannah Möltner – Witten/Herdecke University
    • With the participation of Sibel Yamak (University of Wolverhampton), Jonas Gabrielsson (Halmstad University), Silke Machold (University of Wolverhampton), Thomas Durand, (CNAM)
  • 10H30– 10H45 (Barcelona) / 18H30 – 18H45 (Sydney) / 20H30 – 20H45 (New Zealand)
  • Stay-with-us Break: the Writer’s Bench (social conscious)
  • 10H45– 11H45 (Barcelona) – 18H45 – 19H45 (Sydney) 20H45 – 21H45 (New Zealand)
  • Session 2: Corporate Governance debates : Contexts and markets
    • Chair: Sami el Omari Discussant: Kim Ceulemans
    • The epistemics of surveillance capitalism – The infrastructural inversion of the Chinese Social Credit System by Afshin Mehrpouya- HEC Paris
    • Equity issuances and agency costs: additional evidences from East Asia markets by Kuo-Ren Lou, Yang-Kai Lu- College of Business and Management Tamkang University, Taiwan, & Cheng-Yi Shiu- School of Management, National Central University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
    • Excess control, pyramids and corporate social responsibility by Mohamed Firas Thraya- IDRAC Business School Lyon, Mohamed Zouaoui- IAE Université de Bourgogne & Sabri Boubaker- EM Normandie Business School, Paris

June 27th, 2020

  • 09H00 – 10H15 (Barcelona) / 17H00 – 18H15 (Sydney) / 19H00 – 20H15 (New Zealand)
  • Panel discussion: Practitioners becoming PhDs: transforming perspectives?
    • Moderators: Prof. Christine Cooper – University of Edinburgh Business School & Prof. Wafa Khlif – TBS Education Barcelona
    • The hidden, the informal, the outside.. governance, Tom Liljeström – Lappeenranta University Of Technology Finland
    • KPI, a governance perspective, Erik Schultz – Lund University Sweden
  • 10H15 – 10H30 (Barcelona) / 18H15 – 18H30 (Sydney) / 20H15 – 20H30 (New Zealand)
  • Stay-with-us Break: Wim Delvoye Interview: Cloaca
  • 10H30 – 11H30 (Barcelona) / 18H30 – 19H30 (Sydney) / 20H30 – 21H30 (New Zealand)
  • Session 3: Board governing roles and effects
    • Chair: Anne Rivière Discussant: Lotfi Karoui
    • Board reforms and debt choice by Hamdi Ben-Nasr – College of Business and Economics, Qatar University, Sabri Boubaker – EM Normandie Business School Paris, & Syrine Sassi – South Champagne Business School, Troyes
    • Integrating the resource dependence and stakeholder theories: the resource provision versus balance of conflict roles of outside directors by Fabio Zona- University of Trento Italy, Fabio Quarato – Bocconi University, Graziano Coller – University of Trento Italy & Domenico Rocco Cambrea – Faculty of Economics- Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
    • The illusory promise of stakeholder governance by Lucian A. Bebchuk – American Law Institute & Roberto Tallarita – Harvard Law School
    • Cultural Diversity in Top Management Teams – Review and Agenda for Future Research by Timurs Umans, Jönköping International Business School, Virginia Bodolica, American University of Sharjah, Yuliya Ponomareva, The Autonomous University of Barcelona & Karl Wennberg, Linköping University, Norrköping, Sweden


Don’t miss out! Please note that registration closes on June 20th, 2020.

For further information please contact: workshop@tbs-education.es

Scientific Committee

  • Xavier Castañer, HEC Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Thomas Clarke, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Coral Ingley, AUT University, Auckland
  • Morten Huse, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway
  • Silke Machold, University of Wolverhampton Business School, UK
  • Sabina Nielsen, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Sibel Yamak, University of Wolverhampton Business School, UK
  • Konan A. Seny Kan, Otago Business School, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Lotfi Karoui, École de Management Normandie, France
  • Kim Ceulemans, TBS Education, France
  • Sabri Boubaker, École de Management Normandie, France

Organizing Committee

  • Wafa Khlif, Chair – TBS Barcelona, Spain (w.khlif@tbs-education.es)
  • Lotfi Karoui – École de Management Normandie, France (lkaroui@em-normandie.fr)
  • Konan A. Seny Kan – Otago Business School, University of Otago, New Zealand (konan.senykan@otago.ac.nz)
  • Kim Ceulemans – TBS Education, France (k.ceulemans@tbs-education.fr)
  • Sabri Boubaker – École de Management- Normandie, France (sboubaker@em-normandie.fr)
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