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Business Talk and Coffee: Corporate Governance

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Business Talk and Coffee: Corporate Governance

Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business is hosting series of free-of-charge masterclasses “BUSINESS TALK & COFFEE”.

Abstract:

Corporate fraud around the world has increased both in scale and in frequency in recent years. This year alone, we saw at least three major corporate scandals involving companies from the U.S. (Nikola), China (Luckin Coffee), and Europe (Wirecard). Events like these grab newspaper headlines, and have even made their way into modern popular culture with a show on Netflix (Dirty Money).

As a result of these scandals, shareholders have lost hundreds of billions of dollars in value. Corporate fraud is also accompanied by an erosion of trust in financial markets, and a slowdown in economic growth. How do we, as shareholders, managers, board members, and, more broadly, corporate stakeholders, prevent such events? One way is to build an effective corporate governance system in an organization.

In this Business Talk and Coffee session, Dr. Ysmailov will draw on research in the field of corporate governance to address the following questions and topics:

  • What is corporate governance?
  • How to design an effective corporate governance system in an organization?
  • What are the firm value implications of effective corporate governance?


Date and time: November 24, 2020; 18.30 (Nur-Sultan time)
Format: online
Language: English with simultaneous Russian translation
Speaker

Assistant professor Bektemir Ysmailov, Ph.D. in Finance, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Bektemir Ysmailov holds a Ph.D. in Finance degree from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and a B.Sc. in Finance degree from the University of Northern Colorado. During his doctoral studies he was a Visiting Scholar at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. His research interests lie in the areas of Empirical Corporate Finance, Cash Holdings, Capital Structure, Corporate Governance, and Labor Finance. He was an asset manager for a multi-million dollar student-run portfolio at the University of Northern Colorado. He passed the CFA Level I and Level II exams.