Conference on The Nordic Corporate Governance Model

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 16:00 to 18:30

Center for Corporate Governance, CBS
Board of Directors Network of Denmark

Date: 22 October, 2013.
Venue: Copenhagen Business School, Porcelænshaven 22, Auditorium RS.20.

The Nordic model – and the Nordic corporate governance model – have become reference points in international policy debates. Nordic governance is seen as being socially responsible,  while maintaining  competitiveness.  But is there – really – a Nordic model? If so, what are its characteristics? Strengths and weaknesses? Can it be replicated in other countries?  Should it be?  We have scholars from each of the Nordic countries and 3 distinguished speaker from the UK, US and Germany to give their views – and will try to come up with some answers!


  • 16.00-16.20 Welcome: The Nordic model
    Steen Thomsen,  CBS
  • 16.20-16.40 The Case for a Nordic Model – seen from Sweden
    Per Lekval, The Swedish Corporate Governance Board
  • 16.40-17.00 Is Finnish Governance Really Nordic?
    Tom Berglund, Hanken School of Economics
  • 17.00-17.20 Norway and the Nordic Model
    Trond Randoy,  University of Agder
  • 17.20-18.30 Panel discussion: Is there a Nordic Model?
    Colin Mayer, University of Oxford
    Bill Judge, Old Dominion University
    Guenter Franke, University of Konstanz
  • 18.25-18.30 What can we conclude?
    Steen Thomsen,  CBS


Contact information

If you have any questions please contact:

Steen Thomsen:

Christa D. Børsting:

Peter Faxøe:

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