19-20 december 2013 - A Workshop on Diversity in Boards at De Nederlandsche Bank in Amsterdam

Programme

THURSDAY, 19 DECEMBER 2013 - Board room DNB

     

8:30-8:45         Registration with coffee/tea

8:45-9:00         Opening by Joanne Kellermann, Executive Board of De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB)

SESSION I: Diversity in Banks’ Boards

Chair: Renée Adams (Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales)

9:00-9:45  Christine Mallin (Norwich Business School)
‘Board Diversity in European Banks: The Influence of Corporate Governance, Bank Characteristics, and Performance’

Discussant: Patrick Verwijmeren (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

9:45-10:30  Jens Hagendorff (Business School, University of Edinburgh)
‘The Value of Executive Director Heterogeneity in Banking: Evidence from Appointment Announcements’
 
Discussant: Günseli Tümer-Alkan (Free University Amsterdam)

10:30-11.00      Coffee break

11:00-12:00      Keynote Address: Daniel Ferreira (London School of Economics)

12:00-13:00      Lunch in Foyer, at 1st floor of DNB

     

SESSION II: Women in Boards

Chair: Joanne Kellermann (DNB)

13:00-13:45  Rossella Signoretti (CONSOB)
‘Women on Boards in Italy’
  
Discussant: Tom Kirchmaier (Manchester Business School)

13:45-14.30  Renuka Hodigere (Case Western Reserve University)
‘Human Capital and Professional Network Effects on Women’s (and Men’s) Odds of Corporate Board Directorships’
 
Discussant: Estefania Santacreu-Vasut (ESSEC Business School)

14:30-15:00      Coffee break

15:00-16:30  Policy Panel
Joanne Kellermann (Executive Board of De Nederlandsche Bank)
Melsa Ararat (Sabanci University, School of Management)
Heather Foust-Cummings (Catalyst Research Center for Equity in Business Leadership)
Renée Adams (Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales)

     

FRIDAY, 20 DECEMBER 2013 – Board room DNB

8:45-9:00         Registration with coffee/tea

     

SESSION III: Other dimensions of diversity

Chair: Hans van Ees (University of Groningen)

     

9:00-9:45  Dennis Veltrop (De Nederlandsche Bank, University of Groningen)
‘A Tale of Two Factions: Why and When Factional Demographic Faultlines Hurt Board Performance’
 
Discussant: Alessandro Zattoni (SDA Bocconi School of Business, Parthenope University)

9:45-10:30  Rebecca Piekkari (School of Business, Aalto University)
‘The Silent Board: How Language Diversity May Affect Work Processes of the Corporate Board’
 
Discussant: Ilir Haxhi (University of Amsterdam)

10:30-11:00      Coffee break

11:00-12:00      Keynote Address: Alessandro Zattoni (SDA Bocconi School of Business, Parthenope University)

12:00-13:00      Lunch in Foyer, at 1st floor of DNB

     

SESSION IV: Causes and impact of diversity

Chair: Siri Terjesen (Kelley School of Business, Indiana University)

13:00-13:45  Andriy Boytsun (University of Antwerp)
‘Board Diversity and Corporate Performance: Family Firms vs. Non-family Firms’
 
Discussant: Melsa Ararat (Sabanci University, School of Management)

13.45-14.30  Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi (University of Mannheim)
‘Sex Matters: Gender and Prejudice in the Mutual Fund Industry’
  
Discussant: Richhild Moessner (De Nederlandsche Bank / Cass Business School)

14:30-15:00      Coffee break

15:00-15:45      Corinne Post (Lehigh University)
       ‘Women on Boards, Board Activities and Firm Performance: A Meta-Analysis’
 
Discussant: Heather Foust-Cummings (Catalyst Research Center for Equity in Business Leadership)

15:45                Conference close