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  • JUNE 2, 2016

    • 7:00-8:00 pm:
    • Registration and Reception

  • JUNE 3, 2016

    • 8:30 – 9:15 Coffee


    • 9:15 – 9:40 Welcome
    • Salvador Carmona (IE Business School)
      Lawrence Gordon (University of Maryland)


    • 9:40-10:20
    • Saying more with less? Disclosure conciseness and completeness in Integrated Reports
      Gaia Melloni, Ariela Caglio (University of Bocconi ), Paolo Perego (RSM Erasmus University)


    • 10:20-11:00
    • Do Chinese State Subsidies Affect Voluntary Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure?
      Edward Lee, Martin Walker, Cheng Zeng (University of Manchester)


    • 11:00-11:20 Break


    • 11:20-12:00
    • Disclosure Strategies and Investor Reactions to Downsizing Announcements: A Legitimacy Perspective
      Emmanuelle Nègre (University of Montpellier), Marie-Anne Verdier (University of Toulouse), Charles H. Cho (ESSEC Business School), Dennis M. Patten (Illinois State University)


    • 12:00-12:40
    • Explaining the adoption of benefit corporation laws by the U.S. States
      Susan Murray (Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville)


    • 12:40 -14:20 Lunch
    • Luncheon Speaker – Antonio Llarden ,Executive President of ENAGAS (listed in the World Index of 100 Most Sustainable Corporations for 2015 and the world leader in the gas industry)


    • 14:20-15:00
    • Market Response to Regulatory Costs Related to Haze
      Chao Kevin Li (University of New South Wales), Jin-hui Luo (Xiamen University), Naomi Soderstrom (University of Melbourne)


    • 15:00 -15:40
    • Corporate social responsibility and geographic dispersion
      Yufang Jin (Fudan University), Guifeng Shi, Jianfei Sun (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)


    • 15:40-16:00 Break


    • 16:00-16:40
    • The institutionalization of sustainability assurance services: a comparison between Italy and United States
      Adriana Rossi (University G. d’Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara), Carlos Larrinaga, Mercedes Luque-Vílchez (University of Burgos)


    • 16:40- 17:20
    • Wrap-up and 2017 Conference Announcement
      Alnoor Bhimani, Salvador Carmona, Lawrence Gordon, Martin Loeb

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