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The Links between Market Power Concentration and Inequality

In this short review, Dustin Voss of the London School of Economics points out that monopolistic superstar firms tend to extract profits rather than to invest them into workers’ salaries and benefits or capital.

Corporate mergers are often painted as welcome happenings. Larger, more successful companies buy smaller ones to bolster their efficiency and infect them with a more productive […]

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    Government Regulation of Corporate Social Responsibility: What are the Implications for Corporate Governance?

Government Regulation of Corporate Social Responsibility: What are the Implications for Corporate Governance?

Corporate governance is a complex idea that is often inappropriately simplified as a cookbook of recommended measures to improve financial performance. Many studies suggest that the supposed benign effects of these measures —independent directors or highly incentivised executives— are at best context specific. Corporate Governance in Contention explores and explains the meaning, purpose, and importance of corporate governance, with discussions […]

July 12th, 2018|Featured|0 Comments|

Labour, Capital and Corporate Governance

Corporate governance is a complex idea that is often inappropriately simplified as a cookbook of recommended measures to improve financial performance. Many studies suggest that the supposed benign effects of these measures —independent directors or highly incentivised executives— are at best context specific. Corporate Governance in Contention explores and explains the meaning, purpose, and importance of corporate governance, with discussions […]

The Performance of Foundation-Owned Firms

Corporate governance is a complex idea that is often inappropriately simplified as a cookbook of recommended measures to improve financial performance. Many studies suggest that the supposed benign effects of these measures —independent directors or highly incentivised executives— are at best context specific. Corporate Governance in Contention explores and explains the meaning, purpose, and importance of corporate governance, with discussions […]

July 10th, 2018|Featured|0 Comments|
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    Reversing Financialisation: Shareholder Value and the Legal Reform of Corporate Governance

Reversing Financialisation: Shareholder Value and the Legal Reform of Corporate Governance

Corporate governance is a complex idea that is often inappropriately simplified as a cookbook of recommended measures to improve financial performance. Many studies suggest that the supposed benign effects of these measures —independent directors or highly incentivised executives— are at best context specific. Corporate Governance in Contention explores and explains the meaning, purpose, and importance of corporate governance, with discussions […]

July 9th, 2018|Featured|0 Comments|

Fake Direct Investment

In this short review, Bob Hancké of the London School of Economics points out that not all foreign direct investment is motivated by reallocating resources to more efficient regions. 

Globalisation often also means that beside markets becoming international, investment crosses borders: Coca Cola and GM buy brownfield or build greenfield factories to produce elsewhere. While organised labour rarely rejoices when this happens, especially […]

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    ‘Recklessness, hubris and greed’ – How to remedy cases such as Carillion in the future

‘Recklessness, hubris and greed’ – How to remedy cases such as Carillion in the future

Saul Estrin and David Marsden reflect on the problems of corporate governance that large companies responsible for outsourced public services face. They wrote a short report for the UK government replying to its Green Paper on Corporate Governance Reform and submitted it in November 2017.

The recent collapse of Carillion highlights the limitations of current government policy on corporate governance, and the […]

Can the Eurozone be more democratic?

How the Eurozone will be governed in the future is a matter of much debate and is expected to form a key part of the European Council meeting on 28-29 June. Kevin Featherstone argues that the debate is neglecting a key set of questions: how can its governance be made more democratic and accountable? The answers to these questions will likely […]

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    Will it pay to be large in the EU steel industry? The answer may not be straightforward

Will it pay to be large in the EU steel industry? The answer may not be straightforward

The EU steel industry faces major challenges in the shape of rising prices for raw materials, fierce competition from international producers, and global overcapacity. Niccolò Pisani and Emilio Riva explain that the reaction to these problems has often been to advocate increased market concentration. However, the disruptive influence of artificial intelligence and growing anti-globalisation sentiment, epitomised by Donald Trump’s decision to impose a […]

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    Knowledge abilities are the key to coping with the digitalisation of the workplace

Knowledge abilities are the key to coping with the digitalisation of the workplace

Sociology of Knowledge Professor Nico Stehr and LSE’s Dustin Voss criticise the current digitalisation debate that is dominated by naïve and simple calls for reskilling the workforce. Rather, we should focus on promoting so-called knowledge abilities to effectively empower employees to cope with a rapidly changing working environment.

In a recent Foresight Brief of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), Aìda […]