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Entrepreneurial Finance and Innovation Conference

Agenda

2014 Conference Program

Friday, November 14th  

Time Event
6:00pm

Cocktail Reception at the Old Meeting House Room, Boston Marriott Newton

Saturday, November 15th  

Transportation to the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Admissions Center, Brandeis University

Time Event
7:30am

 First Shuttle Bus leaves Boston Marriott Newton for Brandeis International Business School

7:50am

 Second Shuttle Bus leaves Boston Marriott Newton for Brandeis International Business School

7:30am Breakfast


Session 1: Chair - Paolo Fulghieri, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Time Event
8:30am

Religion, Gambling Attitudes and Corporate Innovation, Binay Adhikari and Anup Agarwal, University of Alabama. Discussant: Daniel Bergstresser, Brandeis International Business School. Discussant: Karthik Krishnan, Northeastern University

9:15am

Corporate Innovation Cycles and CEO Contracts, Juanita Gonzalez-Uribe and Moqi Xu, London School of Economics. Discussant: Jingjing Zhang, McGill University.


Coffee Break: 10am - 10:15am


Session 2: Chair - Dirk Hackbarth, Boston University

Time Event
10:15am

Industry Competition, Winner's advantage, and Cash Holdings, Liang Ma, University of South Carolina, Antonio Mello, and Youchang Wu, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Discussant: Evgeny Lyandres, Boston University

11:00am

Managing Performance Signals through Delay: Evidence from Venture Capital, Indraneel Chakraborty, Southern Methodist University and Michael Ewans, California Institute of Technology. Discussant: Manju, Duke University

11:45am

Do Foreign Institutional Investors Enhance Firm Innovation?, Xuan Tian, Indiana University, Bohui Zhang, Luong Luong, University of New South Wales, and Huong Nguyen, La Trobe University. Discussant: Pedro Matos, Darden, University of Virginia


Lunch: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Welcome address by Dean Bruce Magid, Martin and Ahuva Gross Chair in Financial Markets and Institutions, Brandeis International Business School, Brandeis University.


Session 3: Chair - Thomas Chemmanur, Boston College

Time Event
1:30pm

Debt Financing, Survival, and Growth of Start-Up Firms, Rebel Cole, Depaul University and Tatyana Sokolyk, Brock University. Discussant: Sheryl Winston Smith, Temple University

2:15pm

Patent Trolls: Evidence from Targeted Firms, Lauren Cohen, HBS, Umit Gurun, University of Texas, Dallas, and Scott Duke Kominers, Harvard University. Discussant: Michael Meurer, Boston University


Coffee Break: 3:00pm - 3:15pm


Session 4: Panel Discussion

Time Event
3:15pm

Critical Issues in Entrepreneurial Finance and Innovation. Moderator: Debarshi Nandy, Brandeis International Business School, Brandeis University
Panelists: Michael Bayer, CFO, HealthWyse, Walter (Jerry) Bird, President, MassVentures, Akhil Nigam, Founder and President, MassChallenge, Inc., Steve Papa, Founder and Chairman, Parallel Wireless and Board Partner, Andreessen Horowitz, Evangelos Simoudis – Senior Managing Director, Trident Capital, and Praveen Tailam, Managing Director, TiE Angels, Boston.


Cocktail Reception: 4:45pm - Carl and Ruth Shapiro Admissions Center, Brandeis University

Dinner and Keynote: 6:00pm - Faculty Club, Brandeis University.
Keynote Speech by Professor Antoinette Schoar, Michael Koerner '49 Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management.

Sunday, November 16th  

Transportation

Time Event
7:30am

 First Shuttle Bus leaves Boston Marriott Newton for Brandeis International Business School

7:50am

 Second Shuttle Bus leaves Boston Marriott Newton for Brandeis International Business School

7:30am Breakfast


Session 5: Chair - Anup Agrawal, University of Alabama

Time Event
8:30am

Credit Markets and Economic Activity: Evidence from Exogenous Variation in Legal Institutions, James Brown, Iowa State University, Anthony Cookson, University of Colorado, Boulder, and Rawley Heimer, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Discussant: Elena Loutskina, Darden, University of Virginia

9:15am

SHO Time for Innovation: The real effects of short sellers. Jie He, University of Georgia, and Xuan Tian, Indiana University. Discussant: Anna Scherbina, University of California, Davis.


Coffee Break: 10:00am - 10:15am


Session 6: Chair - Jayant Kale, Northeastern University

Time Event
10:15am

Experimentation and the Returns to Entrepreneurship, Gustavo Manso, University of California, Berkeley. Discussant: Matthew Rhodes-Kropf, HBS

11:00am

Inter-Firm Networks and Innovation Waves. Merih Sevilir, Indiana University. Discussant: Vikram Nanda, Rutgers University.


Lunch: 11:45am - 1:00pm


Session 7: Vikram Nanda, Rutgers University

Time Event
1:00pm

House Money and Entrepreneurship. Sari Pekkala Kerr, Wellesley College, William Kerr, Harvard Business School and Ramana Nanda, Harvard Business School

1:45pm

Entrepreneurial Vision, Information, and Cash, Arnoud Boot and Vladimir Vladimirov, University of Amsterdam. Discussant: Radhakrishnan Gopalan, Washington University, St. Louis


Adjourn

Time Event
2:45pm

Shuttle leaving Brandeis University for Boston Logan Airport