Workshop on Ownership, Regulation and Creative Destruction

Tirsdag, 3 juni, 2014 (All day) to Onsdag, 4 juni, 2014 (All day)

On June 3-4 Center for Corporate Governance hosts the workshop: Ownership, Regulation and Creative Destruction.


It is increasingly understood that economic growth must to a large degree come from what Joseph Schumpeter called “creative destruction”. It is also understood that governance and institutions shape and sometimes suppress this process. In this workshop we intend to examine how it is shaped by corporate ownership structure and government regulation.

Current policy discussions emphasize that large owners play a central role as monitors of companies around the world, but it is less clear how they perform in an entrepreneurial economy. Perhaps they are too conservative?  Or can they – as Schumpeter thought - thrive in the “perennial gale of creative destruction” through long term commitment to innovation?  

Moreover, regulators currently emphasize the need to stabilize the financial system by a wide range of new initiatives. But does this stability reduce innovation and economic growth? Is “good corporate governance” good for creative destruction? How can we get these tradeoffs right? This workshop aims to explore the links between ownership, regulation and creative destruction.


Randall Morck, University of Alberta
Henry Hansmann, Yale Law School
Sangin Park, Seul National University
Jeffrey Gordon, Columbia Law School
Ronald Gilson, Columbia and Stanford University
Anders Hoffmann, The Danish Business Authority
Jesper Berg, Nykredit
Thomas Poulsen, CBS
Georg Ringe, CBS
Bersant Hobdari, CBS  

Workshop program

Workshop on Ownership, Regulation and Creative Destruction, June 3-4, Program

Organized by

The workshop is organized by the Center for Corporate Governance, Copenhagen Business School


The workshop takes place at Kilen, room Ks71, Kilevej 14, 2000 Frederiksberg


Seats are limited. Please contact

Further information

Please visit the workshop website or contact Professor Steen Thomsen