Sub-theme 17: Boards Interaction and Decision-making: Inside the Black Box of Board Performance

Svetlana N. Khapova, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Erik van de Loo, INSEAD, France & Singapore, and TIAS, The Netherlands
Jaap Winter, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and INSEAD, France
Session Time Corridor 1: Thursday, July 08, 09:00 to 12:30, Virtual Conference (EventsAir)
Welcome & Introduction; Corporate Governance and Role of Directors
Break 1: 10:30 to 11:00
Chair: Svetlana Khapova & Jaap W. Winter
Erik van de Loo and Saskia Maat
Unconscious phantasies driving leaders and boards
Tracy Martin
Shaping the future: A framing analysis of the strategic decision making process in boards
Julia Hansch, Simone Burel, Wintai Tsehaye and Simone Burel
Governance power and authority in Corporate Governance are heavily regulated by rules and regulations. Is communication a means to an end or does it change the way in which power and authority are being perceived?
Arjan Verhoeven and Pieterbas Lalleman
Dancing with the boards: relational leadership as process for understanding daily collaboration between nurses and executives of Dutch hospitals
Ulf Papenfuß and Christian Arno Schmidt
The Value of Sector Switching and Politicization in the Governance and Board Decisions of Corporatized Public Service Provision
09:00–10:30: Welcome and Introduction by Svetlana Khapova; plus paper presentation by van den Loo & Maat; Martin
11:00–12:30: Corporate Governance and Role of Directors – Chair: Jaap W. Winter; paper presentation by Hansch et al.; Verhoven; Papenfuß & Schmidt
Session Time Corridor 2: Thursday, July 08, 16:00 to 18:00, Virtual Conference (EventsAir)
Board Climates
Chair: Marilieke Engbers
Moe Hashemi, Mahdi Ebrahimi, Amin Moeinian and Taieb Hafsi
Board’s strategic involvement climate: Looking simultaneously at the power and cognitive conflict
Marie-Claire Dassen, Svetlana N. Khapova and Hille Bruns
Emotions in the boardroom
Julia Prömpeler, Dennis Veltrop, Floor Rink and Janka Stoker
The Impact of CEO dominance on board monitoring in a non-duality setting: Evidence from The Netherlands
17:30–18:00: Joint sensemaking and reflection
Session Time Corridor 3: Friday, July 09, 09:00 to 12:30, Virtual Conference (EventsAir)
Boards Performance; Strategic Decision Making in Boards
Break 1: 10:30 to 11:00
Chair: Ernst Graamans & Marie-Claire Dassen
Elizabeth King and Vincent Murdoch
Mindful Board Assessment Survey (MBAS): A theoretically guided approach to understanding and developing board performance
Denis Mowbray
The Third Team – Linking boards and organisational performance
Peter Crow and James Lockhart
Intention-action gaps within ‘black box’ board research: ‘The Emperor has no clothes’
Niamh Brennan and Helen R. Pernelet
Challenge in the boardroom: Director-manager question-and-answer interactions at board meetings
Ali Radfard and Igor Pyrko
Toward an onto-epistemological shift in corporate boards interactions and decision-making: Taking practice and process onboard
Steven ten Have, Wouter ten Have, Cornell Vernooij and Ernst Graamans
Behavioural bias and change in organizations
09:00–10:30: Boards Performance – Chair: Ernst Graamans; paper presentation by King & Murdoch; Mowbray; Crow & Lockhart
11:00–12:30: Strategic Decision Making in Boards – Chair: Marie-Claire Dassen; paper presentation by Brennan & Pernelet; Radfard & Pyrko; ten Have et al.
Session Time Corridor 4: Friday, July 09, 16:00 to 18:00, Virtual Conference (EventsAir)
Boards and Transformative Changes
Chair: Lara Tcholakian
Barbara Williams and Anna Turley
‘Activist’ boards for feminist organizations, network accountability and the logic of fantasy
Fabio Oliveira, Nada Kakabadse and Nadeem Khan
The impacts of digital technologies on board of directors’ meanings, motivations, and mechanisms of work
Shelby Gai and Stefan Maric
Standing out only to get hammered down: CEO overcompensatory actions and board ratchetting responses
17:30–18:00: Joint sensemaking and reflection
Session Time Corridor 5: Saturday, July 10, 08:00 to 12:30, Virtual Conference (EventsAir)
A Relational Perspective on Governance; Chair, Boards & Special Committees; Closing Plenary
Break 1: 09:30 to 10:00
Break 2: 11:30 to 11:45
Chair: Svetlana Khapova, Marilieke Engbers & Erik van de Loo
Yao Ma, Dimitrios Georgakakis and Claudia Jonczyk
Why outsider CEOs bring less change: A relational perspective
Marc van Ooijen
Trust says it all, almost
Fabian Ahrens, Laetitia Mulder, Dennis Veltrop and Floor Rink
Social Dependence Effects on Directors' Effectiveness: The Roles of Director Task and Goal Alignment
Filipe Morais, Nada Kakabadse and Andrew Kakabadse
The chairperson buffering role in turbulent environments
Eun Woo Kim and Young Un Kim
Is corporate governance enhanced with hedge fund activism?
Malgorzata Kuczara
How boards strategise within special committees: Practices of Polish supervisory boards
08:00–09:30: A Relational Perspective on Governance – Chair: Svetlana Khapova; paper presentation by Ma et al.; van Ooijen; Ahrens et al.
10:00–11:30: Chair, Boards and Special Committees – Chair: Marilieke Engbers; paper presentation by Morais et al.; Kim & Kim; Kuczara
11:45–12:30: Closing Plenary: Where Are We Now? Where Do We Go from Here? – Chair: Erik van de Loo