Workshop on Strategy and Structure of Business Groups

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Workshop on Strategy and Structure of Business Groups


Edificio Velodromo, Piazza Angelo Sraffa, 13

June 20-21, 2022


Keynotes: 5 mins facilitator + 40 mins keynote + 15 mins Q&A

Presentations: 1 hour per paper - 35 mins presentation + 10 mins discussion + 15 mins Q&A

Day 1: Monday 20th June

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 13:15 Welcome Remarks

13:15 - 14:15 Keynote Lecture: Diego Puga (CEMFI and CEPR)

Facilitator: Luisa Gagliardi (Bocconi University)

14:15 – 14:45 Coffee Break

14:45 – 17:45 Papers’ Session

Discussant: Carlo Altomonte (Bocconi University)

  • Chiara Fumagalli (Bocconi University and CEPR): Exploiting Growth Opportunities: The Role of Internal Labor Markets

Discussant: Dennis Verhoeven (Bocconi University)

Discussant: Matteo Sartori (CEMFI)

19:00 Aperitif and Dinner: Carlo al Naviglio, Via Lodovico Il Moro, 117

Day 2: Tuesday 21st June

8:30 – 9:30 Breakfast at Bocconi University

9:30 – 10:30 Keynote Lecture Sharon Belenzon (Duke's Fuqua School of Business): Towards a Legal Theory of the Firm: The Effects of Enterprise Liability on Asset Partitioning, Decentralization and Corporate Group Growth

Facilitator: Jérémy Laurent Lucchetti (University of Geneva)

10:30 – 12:30 Papers’ Session

  • Ameet Morjaria (Northwestern University and CEPR): Acquisitions, Management, and Efficiency in Rwanda's Coffee Industry

Discussant: Heather Berry (George Washington University)

  • Yossi Spiegel (Tel Aviv University and CEPR): What do we know about partial ownership?

Discussant: Andrea Fosfuri (Bocconi University)

Lunch 12:30 – 13:30

13:30 – 14:30 Keynote Lecture Maria Guadalupe (INSEAD and CEPR): Evidence on the Motives and Consequences of Cross-Border M&A

Facilitator: Frederic Robert-Nicoud (University of Geneva and CEPR)

14:15 – 14:45 Coffee Break

14:45 – 16:45 Papers’ Session

Discussant: Miguel Espinosa (Bocconi University and CEPR)

  • Luisa Gagliardi (Bocconi University) /Jérémy Laurent Lucchetti (University of Geneva) /Frederic Robert-Nicoud (University of Geneva and CEPR)/Grigorios Spanos (University of Geneva): The Geography of Business Groups

Discussant: Ameet Morjaria (Northwestern University and CEPR)

16:45 – 17:00 Closing Remarks

Organisers: Luisa Gagliardi (Bocconi University), Jérémy Laurent Lucchetti (GSEM, University of Geneva), Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (GSEM, University of Geneva and CEPR), Grigorios Spanos (GSEM, University of Geneva)