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The modern corporation statement on politics

By Glenn Morgan, Susanne Soederberg, Dieter Plehwe, Laura Horn, Jean-Pierre Chanteau and Et Alii

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SSRN papers, 4 p.Corporate governance is political. Corporate governance is about who gets to have a say in how businesses are organized and how their fruits are divided among different constituencies, particularly owners and workers. National and international politics, laws and regulations shape both the issue of decision-making and the issue of division. In this framing, questions about the "purpose of the corporation" are distinctly political, because the organization of corporate governance is a consequence of political decisions ; a stake of political struggles, creating some of the basic ground rules over how the proceeds from business are distributed ; and a source of political interests and conflicts because actors’ position in the system of business and finance shape who benefits and who has a voice in economic choices. We provide this Summary of certain fundamentals of politics in an effort to help prevent analytical errors which can have severe and damaging effects on corporations

Topics: corporate, governance, company, law, management, shareholder, value, stakeholder, economics, politics, sustainable, growth, JEL: A - General Economics and Teaching/A.A1 - General Economics, JEL: E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics/E.E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook, JEL: E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics/E.E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook/E.E6.E60 - General, JEL: G - Financial Economics/G.G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance, JEL: G - Financial Economics/G.G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance/G.G3.G30 - General, JEL: H - Public Economics/H.H1 - Structure and Scope of Government, JEL: H - Public Economics/H.H1 - Structure and Scope of Government/H.H1.H10 - General, JEL: H - Public Economics/H.H3 - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents, JEL: H - Public Economics/H.H3 - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents/H.H3.H30 - General, [SHS.ECO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Economics and Finance
Publisher: HAL CCSD
Year: 2017
OAI identifier: oai:HAL:halshs-01567613v1
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