News Archive June 2012
EBC co-organizes post-crisis banking conference
The global financial crisis has caused us to rethink many issues in banking. Several of these issues, their implications and solutions will be discussed during the conference on "Post-Crisis Banking", jointly organized by Tilburg University’s European Banking Center (EBC), De Nederlandsche Bank and the University of Kansas School of Business. The conference will showcase innovative research on the crisis-induced changes in financial markets and practices, regulatory responses to the crisis, and how these changes are likely to shape the future banking landscape.
Keynote speakers and panelists include Eric Rosengren (President, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston), Arnoud Boot (Professor, University of Amsterdam), Steve Cecchetti (Economic Adviser, Bank for International Settlements) and Mark Flannery (Bank of America Eminent Scholar, University of Florida).
The conference will take place on June 28 and 29 at De Nederlandsche Bank in Amsterdam. Conference website
‘Number of electric vehicle charging stations in country depends on culture’
To boost the number of electric vehicles in a country, it is crucial that its inhabitants have sufficient electric vehicle charging stations at their disposal. Yet, how does one achieve this? And which factors play a part in the successful introduction of such a new technology in a country? An important factor in this is the culture of a country, or even a city. When, for example, a country or city enacts a ban on nuclear energy, the more likely it is to have more charging stations in the future. This is one of the statements that Stanford Professor Huggy Rao will make during the conference Recombining Innovation Research, organized by the Center of Innovation Research from 15 through 17 June. Rao, one of the keynote speakers, will talk about the spread of a new technology -electric vehicle charging stations- across the United States between 1995 and 2011, and the lessons that can be learnt from this. The other keynote speaker during the conference is Wharton Professor Dan Levinthal. He will talk about ‘Organizations as Evolutionary Systems. Not only Rao and Levinthal will talk during the conference, but many more distinguished scholars like Andrew van de Ven, Will Mitchell, Joe Lampel, Terry Amburgey, Steffano Brusoni, Gino Cattani, and many others. The conference promises to be an event with top quality participants and top quality contributions in the area of innovation research.
The conference will take place June 15 through 17, at Country Estate Rosep in Oisterwijk. More information and the full program can be found on the conference website.
June 15: Huggy Rao seminar (Stanford)
On Friday June 15 Huggy Rao of Stanford Graduate School of Business will give a talk in the CIR seminar series. The seminar will be based on a paper titled: " Garden Paths at the Edge of Life: Interorganizing of Cognition in the West Nile and Sin Nombre Virus Outbreaks", which aims to shed light on the question when do centrally located experts in an interorganizational network suffer from confirmation bias? The authors address this question by studying the outbreak of two emerging viruses, West Nile and Sin Nombre, and ask why a confirmation bias occurred in the former but not the latter. Professor Rao has published widely in the fields of management and sociology and studies the social and cultural causes of organizational change. In his research, he studies the role of collective action as a motor of organizational change and innovation.
His research has been published in journals such as the Administrative Science Quarterly, American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science and Strategic Management Journal. He is also the author of "Market Rebels: How Activists Make or Break Radical Innovation", Princeton University Press 2009. He served as the Editor of Administrative Science Quarterly, and has been a member of the editorial boards of American Journal of Sociology and Organization Science and Academy of Management Review. He has been a Member of the Organizational Innovation and Change Panel of the National Science Foundation.
The seminar will take place from 12.45 till 14.15 in TZ 5 (Tias building). Rao is also one of the keynote speakers on the conference 'Recombining Innovation Research', that is organized by the Center for Innovation Research and will take place une 15 through June 17.