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Preventing Corporate Misconduct


In this seminar series researchers present their current work on corporate misconduct and how it can be reined in. Corporate misconduct occurs when firms violate
rules or expectations that are legally or socially enforced. Despite stricter regulation and growing awareness, corporate misconduct continues to occur frequently, causing significant costs to society (health or environmental harm, aggressive tax planning/evasion, human rights abuses, financial fraud, and corruption).

The seminar is jointly organized by the FACTS and the Management & Marketing Department, and the Freie Universität Empirical Legal Studies Center (FUELS).


Dates summer 2023:

Date & Time Location Speaker Topic Hosted by
May 19, 2023 |
2:15-3:45 PM
Room 010,
Thielallee 73
+ Webex
Hoa Briscoe-Tran
(Ohio State University)
Do Employees Have Useful Information About Firms’ ESG Practices? FUELS/
May 25, 2023 |
2:15-3:45 PM
Garystraße 21
+ Webex 
Vincent A. Traag 
(Leiden University)
Causal foundations of bias, disparity and fairness M&M/
June 8, 2023 |
2:15-3:45 PM
Room 010,
Thielallee 73
Leonard Hoeft
(Humboldt Universität) 
Law and Reputation M&M/
June 15, 2023 |
2:15-3:45 PM
Webex Thomas Roulet
(University of Cambridge)
How pirates Became Privateers: The Legitimiation of Misbehaving Actors by
Social Control Agents
June 22, 2023 |
2:15-3:45 PM
Room 013,
Thielallee 73
Alexander Edeling
(KU Leuven)
When is Competition Really Healthy? Analyzing the Impact of the Firm’s
Competitive Situation on Unethical Firm Behavior
June 29, 2023 |
2:15-3:45 PM
Room 1107,
Boltzmannstr. 3
Aharon Cohen-Mohliver
(London Business School)

Dominant deceptions: explaining the tenacity of deceit in entrepreneurial ventures

July 6, 2023 |
10:00-11:30 AM
Webex Arvid Hoffmann
(Adelaide University)
Shareholder Litigation Risk and Product Recalls M&M 

July 13, 2023 |
2:15-3:45 PM

Room 013,
Thieallee 73
Max Braun
(FU Berlin)
CEO Rationalization of Corporate Misconduct


July 20, 2023 |
2:15-3:45 PM

Room 013,
Thielallee 73
Jonas Heese
(Harvard Business School)



Previous dates:


Feb 14, 2023: Alexander Mafael (Stockholm School of Economics) - "Managing Product Recall Effectiveness"

Feb 7, 2023: Jonathan Bundy (Arizona State University) - "No Room for Redemption: Toward an Understanding of Cancellation as a Social Organizational Phenomenon"

Jan 27, 2023: Frank Schiemann (Universität Bamberg) - "Materiality Indications as a Double-Edged Sword: Real Effects of Sustainability Disclosure Standards"

Jan 17, 2023: Tanusree Jain (Copenhagen Business School) - "Behavioral Agency Theory and Corporate Social Irresponsibility"



Dec 9, 2022: Martin Nienhaus (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) - "How to Select Targets for investigations? Evidence from Financial Reporting Enforcement"

Nov 15, 2022: Ruthy Lowenstein Lazar (COLMAN, Rishon LeTsiyon, Israel) - "Gender and Corporate Crime: Do Women on the Board of Directors Reduce Corporate Bad Behavior?"

Jul 12, 2022: Tanusree Jain (Copenhagen Business School) - "A Governance Perspective to Corporate Irresponsibility"

Apr 22, 2022: Aneesh Raghunandan (London School of Economics) - "Gender Pay Gap Misreporting"

Feb 18, 2022: Carsten Momsen (FU Berlin) & Jacqueline E. Ross (University of Illinois College of Law) - "Hinweisgeber und ihre Anwälte als Ermittler – ein Vergleich der Rolle des Whistleblowings im deutschen und amerikanischen Recht"



Jun 8, 2021: Max Braun (FU Berlin) - "A Meta-Analysis on Corporate Wrongdoing"

Apr 29, 2021: Jana Möller (FU Berlin) & Ilias Danatzis (King’s College London) - "Stopping the Spread: The Role of Blame Attributions and Service Provider Measures in Curbing C2C Misbehavior Contagion"



Nov 18, 2020: Vera Shikhelman (Haifa University) - "Self Representation in Israeli Traffic Courts"

Jan 10, 2020: Nitzan Shilon (Peking University) - "Opportunistic Stock Buybacks as an Executive Compensation Problem"



Dec 12, 2019: Shay Lavie (Tel Aviv University) - "Those Who Tan and Those Who Don’t: A Natural Experiment on Colorism"

Oct 29, 2019: Stoyan Sgoure (ESSEC Paris) & Erik Aadland (BI School of Management Oslo) - "Burning the bridges: Authenticity, innovation and transgression in Norwegian black metal"

May 03, 2019: Amir Amel-Zadeh (Oxford University) - "The Link between Sustainability and Shareholder Value and its Implications for Corporate Reporting: Evidence from the Field"



Oct 19, 2018: Annalisa Prencipe (Bocconi Mailand) - "What’s in a Name? Eponymous Private Firms and Financial Reporting Quality"

Jul 10, 2018: Max Braun (FU Berlin) & Thomas Mellewigt (FU Berlin) - "When Do Women on Corporate Boards Lead to More Financial Misrepresentation?"

Jan 19, 2018: Leslie Robinson (Dartmouth College) - "Negotiated Tax Heavens"