An NBER Conference on the "Causes and Consequences of Corporate Culture" took place in Cambridge on December 8-9, 2011. Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago and NBER, and James Poterba, MIT and NBER, organized the conference. These papers were discussed:
Serguey Braguinsky, Carnegie Mellon University, and Sergey V. Mityakov, Clemson University, "Foreign Corporations and the Culture of Transparency: Evidence from Russian Administrative Data"
Yan-Leung Cheung and Aris Stouraitis, Hong Kong Baptist University, and Raghavendra Rau, University of Cambridge, "Which Firms Benefit from Bribes, and by How Much? Evidence from Corruption Cases Worldwide"
Jason M. DeBacker, Department of the Treasury, and Bradley Heim and Anh Tran, Indiana University, "Importing Corruption Culture from Overseas: Evidence from Corporate Tax Evasion in the United States"
Lee Biggerstaff and Andy Puckett, University of Tennessee, and David C. Cicero, University of Delaware, "Unethical Executives and Corporate Misbehavior"
Robert Davidson, Georgetown University; Aiyesha Dey, University of Minnesota; and Abbie Smith, University of Chicago, "Executives' Off-The-Job Behavior, Corporate Culture, and Financial Reporting Risk"
Dhananjay Nanda and Peter Wysocki, University of Miami School of Business, "The Relation between Trust and Accounting Quality"
Robert G. Eccles and George Serafeim, Harvard University, and Ioannis Ioannou, London Business School, "The Impact of a Corporate Culture of Sustainability on Corporate Behavior and Performance"
Nicholas Bloom, Stanford University and NBER; Raffaella Sadun, Harvard University and NBER; and John Van Reenen, London School of Economics and NBER, "The Organization of Firms across Countries"
Mary Margaret Frank and Luann Lynch, University of Virginia; Sonja Olhoft Rego, Indiana University; and Rong Zhao, Drexel University, "Are Aggressive Reporting Practices Indicative of an Aggressive Corporate Culture?"
Leonce Bargeron, Kenneth M. Lehn, and Jared Smith, University of Pittsburgh, "Corporate Culture and M&A Activity"
Luigi Guiso, European University Institute; Paola Sapienza, Northwestern University and NBER; and Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago and NBER, "The Value of Corporate Values"