Forthcoming research events

Consumption, Markets and Society (CMS)

Programmatic Marketing: The Challenges of Publishing Work in Nascent Fields

Panel Speakers:

  • Dr Anthony Samuel, Senior Lecturer in Marketing and Strategy, Cardiff University Business School
  • Professor Gareth White, Operations Management, University of South Wales Business School
  • Dr Robert Thomas, Lecturer in Marketing, Aston University Business School


  • Dr Will Darler, Lecturer in Marketing, University of Leicester School of Business

27 April 2021. 10:00am - 11:30am

You are invited to attend this Consumption, Markets and Society workshop where Dr Anthony Samuel, Professor Gareth White and Dr Robert Thomas will talk about programmatic marketing. The session will outline the challenges faced and overcome when attempting to publish work regarding the nascent technology of programmatic advertising. In particular it will focus on the journey, context and development of two recently published papers:

Samuel, A., White, R.T., Thomas, R., and Jones, P. (2021) Programmatic advertising: An exegesis of consumer concerns. Computers in Human Behaviour, Volume 116

White, R.T and Samuel, A. (2019) Programmatic Advertising: Forewarning and avoiding hype-cycle failure. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 144: 157-168.

Centre for Sustainable Work and Employment Futures Events

A Just Transition? Managing the Challenges of Technology, Trade, Climate Change and COVID-19

Speaker: David Coats, Visiting Professor, CSWEF  

Date: 24 March 2021, 2:00 pm - 3:30pm

Summary: The UK has a poor record of managing industrial change and has inter-regional inequalities that are amongst the deepest in the developed world.  Workers are now exposed to significant risks from the Covid-19 induced recession, rapid technological change, the fallout from Brexit, intensifying international competition and, most importantly, the imperative to decarbonise the economy if the objectives of the Paris agreement are to be realised in practice. Intergovernmental institutions, most notably the International Labour Organisation, have made the case for a just transition to ensure that these challenges are met without a deepening of social and economic inequalities.  David Coats will explore how the ILO’s principles have been applied in the UK, with specific reference to coal fired electricity generation and steelmaking.  He will also describe the institutional gaps that make a just transition hard to achieve in the UK, suggesting that radical action is needed to avoid a repetition of previous policy mistakes.

Research in Accounting, Society and Accountability Events

Accountability Cafe

Accountability in the Public Sector

Guest facilitator: Professor Ileana Steccolini

Date: 17 February 2021

What Makes Investors Respond to Some Benchmarks and Not Others?

Guest facilitators: Dr Josie McLaren and Professor Louise Crawford

Date: 31 March 2021

Exploring Emotional Accountability Through the Lenses of Covid-19 Impact in Turkey

Guest facilitator: Professor Istemi Demirag

Date: 12 May 2021

Accountability as (human) Relatedness

Guest facilitator: Professor Ivo de Loo and Dr David Yates

Date: 26 May 2021

Theoretical and Applied Microeconomics Events

On the Information Efficiency of Shareholder Meetings

Aniol Llorente-Saguer, Queen Mary

31 March 2021, 1:30pm - 2:45pm

A distinguishing feature of shareholder meetings is that shareholders typically hold different numbers of shares, and hence votes. Our main objective in this paper is to identify which voting rule can best accommodate for the heterogeneity in shareholdings. Our focus is on the informational efficiency of these voting rules. We first consider the case in which the management is passive and does not affect the proposal being voted on. We prove that, for any distribution of shareholdings, the one-share-one-vote rule (PA, Partial Abstention) dominates the one-shareholder-one-vote rule (MV, Majority Voting). However, PA is not efficient but the one-share-many-vote rule (CV, Continuous Voting) is. This is so because, under CV, all shareholders have the ability to reveal their information fully, even if they hold only a small number of shares. Second, we consider the case where the management decides whether to put the proposal to a vote. The properties of a voting rule then depend both on its voting efficiency and on how it affects managers' incentives to select good proposals. We uncover a trade-off between selection and voting efficiency underlying the comparison of CV and MV: CV’s higher voting efficiency implies worse selection incentives. This trade-off exists whether or not the manager has the same preferences as the shareholders. In some cases, the negative effect of worse selection incentives on shareholder welfare can be large enough to wash out the higher voting efficiency of CV.

Ines Machi, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, 24 February 2021, 1.30pm

Salvador Barbara, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, 3 March 2021, 1.30pm

Joyee Deb, Yale University, 10 March 2021, 1.30pm

Tommaso Sonno, University of Bologna, 17 March 2021, 1.30pm

Fabien Moizeau, University of Rennes 1, 24 March 2021, 1.30pm, 

Aniol Llorente-Saguer, Queen Mary University of London, 31 March 2021, 1.30pm


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