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23rd EGOS Colloquium 2007  

General Theme


Postdoctoral pre-colloquium workshop

PhD pre-colloquium workshop

Roland Calori Prize

EGOS Best Paper Award
EGOS Best Student Paper Award

Colloquium program

Sub-theme programs

Panel discussions


Organizational details

Registration and hotel reservation


City maps


 Sub-theme program


Sub-theme 31

Regulating Organizations through Codes of Corporate Governance


David Seidl
University of Munich, Germany

John Roberts
University of Cambridge, UK

Jaan Grünberg
Uppsala University, Sweden


UZA 4, sector B, level 2, room B.203

Suggested mode of operation for the sessions:

  • Presentation of each paper by the author (10–12 min each)

  • Discussion of each paper by chair and group (5–10 min each)

  • General discussion at the end of the session (5–10 min)


Session I: Thursday, July 5 – 11:00–12:30
Opening Session

Chair: Jaan Grünberg

Jaan Grünberg, John Roberts and David Seidl
Welcome and introduction of the subtheme topic

John Roberts
The unintended consequences of codes of best practice; the dynamics of a compliance culture

Terry McNulty
Corporate governance reform and directing: A virtue perspective

David Seidl
Code regimes

Session II: Thursday, July 5 – 14:00–15:30

Chair: Paul Sanderson

Igor Filatotchev, Howard Gospel and Gregory Jackson
Corporate governance in the UK: The charms of gentlemanly capitalism?

Nina Cankar, Simon Deakin and Marko Simoneti
The reflexive properties of corporate covernance codes: The transplantation and reception of the 'Comply or Explain' Approach in Slovenia

Eva Parum
Motives to and outcome of a structured dialogue on corporate governance

Session III: Friday, July 6 – 9:00–10:30

Chair: Ingemund Hägg

Niels Hermes and Theo Postma
Board roles and code compliance: The case of the Netherlands

Till Talaulicar
Agreeing a suitable deductible for D&O policies: An analysis of the most critical recommendation of the German corporate governance code

Janis Wardrop
'Buried in the details': Deconstructing the complexities of compliance to the Australian stock exchanges principles of good governance and best practice recommendations

Session IV: Friday, July 6 – 11:00–12:30

Chair: Niels Hermes

Ismael Al-Amoudi
The unwritten score of corporate governance. An ontological study of the production of legitimacy in the game of corporate governance

Ilir Haxhi, Hans van Ees and Arndt Sorge
Understanding the institutionalization of corporate governance codes: The codification process in the UK

Patricia Siebart, Mechthild Frentrup and Ludwig Theuvsen
Public corporate governance and transparency: The case of public enterprises in Germany

Session V: Friday, July 6 – 13:45–15:15
Organizations and Institutions

Chair: Terry McNulty

Jeff Everett, Dean Neu and Daniel Martinez
Multi-stakeholder labour monitoring organizations: Egoists, instrumentalists, or moralists?

Ursula Mühle
Corporate social responsibility and corporate governance: New global norms? Neo-Institutional explanations of the institutionalisation of models within the economic sphere

Staffan Furusten
Organized institutional pressures: The constructions of the Swedish code for corporate covernance

Session VI: Saturday, July 7 – 9:00–10:30

Chair: John Roberts

Dagmar Eberle and Dorothee Post
Corporate governance codes and the 'varieties of capitalism' – A comparison between Germany and Great Britain

Ulf Larsson
Convergence and divergence: The mixed outcomes of corporate governance codes

Jaan Grünberg and Ingemund Hägg
Self-regulation and dynamic systems of legitimacy: The problem of revision and change in corporate governance codes

Session VII: Saturday, July 7 – 11:00–12:30

Chair: Simon Deakin

Herman Voogsgeerd
National corporate governance codes. Market- or legal arrangement?

Thomas Steger
Just another procrustres bed? The implementation of corporate governance code principles in German SMEs