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Membership through stewardship.

Nordberg, D., 2022. Membership through stewardship. In: Philosophy of Management Conference, 1-4 July 2022, Oxford. (In Press)

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Abstract

The problems of corporate governance, and particularly the relationships between investors and companies, seem intractable, despite decades of theorising and empirical research. This thought experiment asks us to look at the problem through a fresh lens. It draws on the British legal custom of calling shareholders “members”, and then uses the political philosopher Michael Walzer’s idea of membership in states, clubs, neighbourhoods, and families to draw lessons for the corporate world. Rethinking what membership of a company might mean points to a pragmatic escape from short-termism without the injustice of depriving shareholders of rights.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:corporate governance; investor stewardship; membership; Michael Walzer
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:36981
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:30 May 2022 12:05
Last Modified:30 May 2022 12:05

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