Who are the Stakeholders? Comparative Perspectives on Corporate Governance and Employees’ Role in the Corporation

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Date(s) - 07/05/2015 - 08/05/2015
8.30 - 13.00

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Unioninkatu's banquet hall

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The Faculty of Law of the University of Turku, The Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki and the Academy of Finland research project “Employee Participation and Collective Bargaining in the Era of Globalization – Nordic and Chinese Perspective” are glad to invite you to the research seminar:

Who are the Stakeholders?
Comparative Perspectives on Corporate Governance
and Employees’ Role in the Corporation

Research Seminar, University of Helsinki
7-8 May 2015
Unioninkatu 33, Helsinki, Finland

 

The event is free of charge, we however kindly ask all interested persons to register by Wednesday, 29 April 2015 by completing the electronic form available from the following link: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/59007/lomake.html.

Draft Program

7th May 2015

8:30 – 9:00    Registration and coffee

9:00 – 9:30    Opening of the seminar

Jukka Mähönen, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Professor, University of Turku
Ulla Liukkunen, Professor at University of Helsinki,  Director of the Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture

9:30 – 10:30  Keynote: Katherine Stone, Arjay and Frances Fearing Miller Distinguished Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law: Are Employees Still Stakeholders? The Role of Employees in Corporate Governance When Work Becomes Flexible and Workers Become Transitory

10:30 – 12:30 Session I: Stakeholders and Constituencies in the Corporation

Lorraine Talbot, Professor of Company Law, University of York: Enumerating Old Themes (Still)? Capital and Labour in English Company Law
Beate Sjåfjell, Professor of Company Law, University of Oslo: Promoting the Interests of the Company: What the Board Must, Can and Should Do
Teemu Ruskola, Professor of Law, Emory University Law School: Corporatized SOEs and the Reconstitution of China’s Political Economy

12:30 –13:30 Lunch

13:30 –15:30 Session II: Comparative Perspectives on Employee’s Role in the Corporation

Ulla Liukkunen, Professor of Labour Law and Private International Law, University of Helsinki: Rethinking Employee Participation in the EU
Bernd Waas, Professor of Labour Law and Civil Law, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main: Employees as Stakeholders: Co-Determination in Germany
Xie Zengyi, Associate Professor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Institute of Law: Employee participation in the board level in China

15:30–16:00 Tea and Coffee

16:00 – 18:00 Session III: Comparative Perspectives on Corporate Governance

Shen Wei, Professor of Law,  Shanghai Jiao Tong University Law School: State as a Shareholder and Corporate Governance  Reform in China
Robbert van het Kaar, Senior researcher, University of Amsterdam and Member of the European Commission Informal Company Law Expert Group (ICLEG): Effects of EU Developments in Corporate Law and Corporate Governance on the Position of Labour
Jukka Mähönen, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Professor of Commercial Law, University of Turku: Shareholder activism – threat or possibility for the long-term interests of the company?

 

8th May 2015

9:00 – 9:15    Coffee

9:15 – 11:45  Session IV: China and the Globalization of Corporate Governance and Labour Practices

Zhang Yihong, Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki: Understanding the Role of the Party in the Corporate Governance and Employee Participation Mechanisms in ​Chinese SOEs
Xia Xiaoxiong, Associate Professor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Institute of Law: The Judicial Application of Directors’ Fiduciary Duty in Chinese Company Law and its Effect on the Protection of Labor Rights
Chen Yifeng, Associate Professor, Peking University Law School: Corporate Governance and Employee Participation Challenges for Emerging Chinese MNCs

11:45 – 12:15 Closing remarks

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch

 

We also welcome you to share and circulate among your teams and colleges the information about our seminar.

The event is free of charge, we kindly ask you however to register by Wednesday, 29 April 2015 by completing the electronic form available from the following link: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/59007/lomake.html.

More information about the event can be found on the project website.

If you wish to circulate the invitation, please find its PDF version here.