Dr Anna Grosman is co-organising a State Capitalism conference in Boston

On Sunday 11 August 2019, Northeastern University, Loughborough University London (led by Dr Anna Grosman, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship) and Brandeis University will bring together scholars from a variety of academic disciplines to explore how state capitalism works today in Boston, US.

The mini-conference will examine new forms of state capitalism that often cross the boundaries that traditionally separated state enterprises and private businesses.

The conference will be held at Northeastern University in Boston, organised by Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra (Northeastern University), Anna Grosman (Loughborough University London),  Aldo Musacchio (Brandeis University) and Ilya Okhmatovskiy (Nova School of Business and Economics).

During the mini-conference, topics such as, the internationalization of state-owned firms, state-owned business groups, investment strategies of sovereign wealth funds, the effect of state ownership on innovation pattern will be addressed.

The preliminary schedule of the conference is as follows:






Welcome from the organizers: Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, Northeastern University; Anna Grosman, Loughborough University London; Aldo Musacchio, Brandeis University; and Ilya Okhmatovskiy, Nova School of Business and Economics


Keynote speakers


William L. Megginson, Professor & Price Chair, Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma


Yasheng Huang, Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management, MIT Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology




Christopher Marquis, Samuel C. Johnson Professor in Sustainable Global Enterprise, SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University


Ruth V. Aguilera, Distinguished Professor, International Business and Strategy, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University




Industry views


BNDES, the Brazilian Development Bank (TBD)




OUP Handbook on State Capitalism and the Firm


Mike Wright, Imperial College and Ghent University; Geoff Wood, University of Western Ontario; Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, Northeastern University; Pei Sun, University of Manchester; Ilya Okhmatovskiy, Nova SBE; and Anna Grosman, Loughborough University London: Welcome from the OUP Editors


Saul Estrin, London School of Economics and Aleksandra Gregorič, Copenhagen Business School: The emergence and impact of state capitalism


Xiuping Hua, Nottingham University Business School China: The state as a facilitator of innovation and technology upgrading


Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, Northeastern University: State-owned multinationals


Gerhard Schnyder, Loughborough University London and Luda Svystunova, Loughborough University London: State capitalism and corporate social responsibility




Ilya Okhmatovskiy, Nova SBE; Anna Grosman, Loughborough University London, and Pei Sun, University of Manchester: What is hybrid about organization of SOE boards?


Aldo Musacchio, Brandeis University: The role and impact of state-owned development banks: Theory and cases across the globe


Tomasz Mickiewicz, Aston University: State capitalism in Hungary and Poland




Richard W. Carney: State Capitalism in East Asia, China Europe International Business School


Satoshi Mizobata, Kyoto University: State capitalism in Russia and CIS


Rodrigo Bandeira de Mello, Merrimack College: State capitalism in Latin America




Mike Wright, Imperial College and Ghent University; Geoff Wood, University of Western Ontario; Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, Northeastern University; Pei Sun, University of Manchester; Ilya Okhmatovskiy, Nova SBE; and Anna Grosman, Loughborough University London: Conclusions


Reception (drinks)

For more information about the conference and how to register, please visit here

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