Information, Markets, and Organizations Conference 2016

June 1 - 2, 2016

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Conference Program 

All classroom sessions will take place in the Hawes 101 classroom. 

Please Note: Hard copies of papers will not be available on site.

Transportation to the HBS campus from the Hyatt Regency Cambridge Hotel will be provided.
A Harvard University shuttle bus will depart the Hyatt at 8:45 am.

Jun 1
9:00 - 9:30 AM

Continenta​l Breakfast

Hawes First Floor Lounge

9:30 - 10:30 AM

Session 1: Tatiana Sandino

Who Should Select New Employees, the Head Office or the Unit Manager? Consequences of Centralizing Hiring at a Retail Chain

Discussant: Ranjani Krishnan
10:30 - 11:00 AM


Hawes First Floor Lounge

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session 2: Chris Ittner

Risk-Based Forecasting and Planning and Management Earnings Forecasts

Discussant: Ted Christensen

12:00 - 1:30 PM


Hawes First Floor Lounge

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Session 3: Rahul Vashishta

"Frequent Financial Reporting and Managerial Myopia"

Discussant: Charles Wang
2:30 - 3:00 PM


Hawes First Floor Lounge

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Session 4: Sugata Roychowdhury

Increased Creditor Rights, Institutional Investors and Corporate Myopia

Discussant: Daniel Taylor
4:00 - 4:30 PM


Hawes First Floor Lounge

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Session 5: Shuping Chen

Long-Term Earnings Guidance: Implications for Managerial and Investor Short-Termism 

Discussant: Susanna Gallani
6:00 - 8:30 PM

Reception and Dinner

Main Dining Room, Harvard Faculty Club
20 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard University shuttle buses will depart the HBS Spangler Patio at 5:45pm

A Harvard University shuttle bus will depart the Faculty Club after dinner, dropping off at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the HBS campus

Jun 2
A Harvard University shuttle bus will depart the Hyatt at 7:45 am.
8:00 - 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

Hawes First Floor Lounge

8:30 - 9:30 AM

Session 6: Gwen Yu

Managers' cultural background and disclosure attributes

Discussant: Bill Mayew
9:30 - 10:00 AM


Hawes First Floor Lounge

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Session 7: Charles Lee

Is There a Dark Side to Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)? An Information Perspective

Discussant: Frank Zhang
11:00 - 11:30 AM


Hawes First Floor Lounge

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Session 8: Jim Naughton

"Corporate Use of Social Media"

Discussant: Amy Hutton 
12:30 - 1:30 PM

Bagged Lunch & Departure

Hawes First Floor Lounge