Inaugural Lecture: Professor Sibel Yamak

Layering and delayering governance: What do we see when we study corporate governance at multiple or single levels?

Professor Sibel YamakProfessor Sibel Yamak is Professor of Management at the University of Wolverhampton Business School.

Date: Tuesday 3 October

Time and venue

4.30pm to 5.00pm: Light refreshments in The Forum, Lord Swraj Paul Building (MU), Molineux Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1SG

5.00pm to 6.00pm: Lecture in MH002, Mary Seacole Building, Nursery Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1AD

About the lecture

Governance is multi-layered and forces for and against the convergence of corporate governance practices across the globe originate from these different layers. There are countervailing triggers for change at different levels, with important forces leading to divergence in terms of the corporate governance model. The dynamic complexity of corporate governance can only be assessed by a layering perspective which emphasises various forces in play given a specific context. This is important to align interests of corporations and society. Thus, this lecture discusses the issues around the contextualisation of governance.

About the speaker

Sibel Yamak is Professor of Management. She has a PhD in Organization Theory from Bogaziçi University and has been a visiting scholar at various universities including Galatasaray, Dauphine, Panthéon Sorbonne, Southampton and Manchester University.

She specializes in governance with a focus on the relationship between business elites and the state, contextual antecedents and the impact of top management teams, governance and democratisation relationship and genealogy of corporate social responsibility.

In 2007, she received the Emerald LiteratiNetwork award for her work on business elites.

She is associate editor of the European Management Review and editorial board member of Society and Business Review. She acted as guest editor of special issues on Corporate Social Responsibility and Top Management Teams for various academic journals. She is actively involved with academic associations such as Academy of Management (USA) where she previously acted as Management Education and Development Division Research Coordinator.

She co-founded EIASM Top Management Team Workshops together with a group of scholars. At the European Academy of Management (EURAM), her positions included Quality Task Force Chair, Corporate Governance Strategic Interest Group Chair and Vice-President. Currently, she is the President of the EURAM.

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