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Lunch seminar: Assessing the separation of ownership and control: What has been lost, can be regained

Research profile seminar

Lunch seminar at Gothenburg Research Institute. Bring lunch and listen to a research presentation. (Microwaves for heating lunch are available)

Contemporary advanced political economies in general and economic organisations in particular are increasingly being characterised as financialized, where scholars from various fields bring to our attention that corporate governance as the separation of ownership and control is at the core of this development. We suggest that the dominant theory addressing this relationship (agency theory) can be understood and conceptualised as being performed.

The purpose of this paper is therefore to assess and reactivate various constructs of the corporation and its inherent theories in a historical review of legal studies focusing on the inception and elaboration of the corporation during the period 1800-1900 in order to conceptualise the corporation and its inherent theory of the firm differently. Our assessment leads us to conclude that the financialized theory of the firm not only enables the performing of contemporary financialization but also changes the corporation and personhood. Based on these findings, we propose a new radical research agenda grounded in a movement towards a return of a socio-political understanding of the corporation.

Lecturer: Anna Larsson, Caroline Teh, Inga-Lill Johansson and Ann-Christine Mjölnevik

Date: 11/28/2017

Time: 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Categories: Economics and Law

Organizer: Gothenburg Research Institute

Location: Gothenburg Research Institute Conference room 326, level 3, Viktoriagatan 13, Göteborg

Last day of registration: 11/28/2017 at. 9:00 AM.

Contact person: Henric Karlsson

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