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Friday, January 18, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Great Pyramids of America

Today in the USA, most listed firms are freestanding. In the past, however, listed firms often belonged to business groups in which listed firms controlled other listed firms. By the 1950s, these groups were largely gone amidst growing concerns of their threat to competition and even to society. How did this reform create an economy of freestanding firms? 

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Dr. Randall Morck, the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Distinguished Chair in Finance and Distinguished University Professor at Alberta School of Business (University of Alberta), will be addressing this question as the 2018 Father Edgar Thivierge Speaker on January 18, 2019 at the Telfer School of Management. This event is co-hosted by the Management Research Speaker Series and will be part of the Telfer School 50th Anniversary celebrations.

Dr. Morck’s presentation will focus on how the current system of corporate organization in the USA historically transformed into a more internationally typical corporate landscape. He will also discuss what Canada and other countries can learn from this change.

Dr. Morck holds several other prestigious positions, including the Inaugural Fellow, International Corporate Governance Society at Copenhagen Business School and the Vice-president, Asian Bureau of Finance & Economics Research. Click here to learn more about his research impact and celebrated works.


The year 2019 will mark 50 years since the Telfer School of Management was designated an independent faculty. Over the 5 past decades, Telfer students, faculty, staff, and alumni have been making a significant impact on the community on a local, national and international scale. This impact, whether showcased through our research, the leadership of our graduates, or the involvement of our student body, gives us a significant reason to celebrate! Here’s to 50 more years.

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Date:
Friday, January 18, 2019
Time:
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location:
Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building
DMS 4140
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
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RSVP deadline:
Thursday, January 17, 2019, 10:00 a.m.

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