In this blog, I discuss recent events from corporate governance. I focus on how corporate governance has come to be the way it is, and what its implications are for society at large, for individuals working within organizations, and for the average Jane. I also talk about government, and its relation to corporate governance.
My discussions draw on insights from economics and sociology; these disciplines tell us how individuals act not only as agents interested in their isolated selves, but also as social animals embedded in networks of relations. The insight I rely on are anchored in my own research, which explores corporate governance, particularly the leadership of organizations, including boards of directors, executives, and large shareholders.
Research represents the core of my work. I am the RBC Professor in Responsible Organizations and Associate Professor at the John Molson School of Business of Concordia University in Montreal.
I got here through a winding detour that started on a farm in Luxembourg, where I grew up. The radio was one of our central appliances; during mealtimes, my parents turned it on to hear the latest from around the world. Inevitably the business news would come on and bring up the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The Dow Jones started to intrigue me when I had barely started elementary school; I could for the life of me not figure out what it stood for. I imaged something serious and wondrous that deserved the daily attention of the radio. Its ups and downswas mystified me; they seemed to cause all sorts of havoc and giddiness. My curiosity was piqued: I wanted to learn more about the Dow Jones.
This desire to learn has guided me to studies in economics and business administration. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Banking and Finance, both from the Université de Lausanne in Switzerland, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Rochester in the U.S.
You can find details about me, my research and my work in my Curriculum Vitae.
RBC Professor in Responsible Organizations and Associate Professor
John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
Office MB 15-305, 1450 Guy Street
Montreal, QC H3H 0A1, Canada
Tel: + 1(514) 848 24 24, extension 27 47
Fax: +1 (514) 848 45 18