Monthly Archives: February 2014

There is strong support across academics that maximizing ‪‎shareholder‬ value provides a problematic basis for the practice, theory, and regulation of corporate governance.

The Modern Corporation project seeks your support for a number of disciplinary memos on maximizing shareholder value and the effects of contemporary corporate governance theory more broadly. The members of the modern corporation project, hosted by Cardiff Business School and … Continue reading

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How does “naming and shaming” by Social Movements influence corporations? The effects of anti-sweatshop campaigns during the the 1990s on U.S. firms.

Recent work suggests that movements can inflict material damage on their targets and shape categories of evaluation in organizational fields. Extending these ideas,  in “Movements, Markets and Fields: The Effects of Anti-Sweatshop Campaigns on US Firms, 1993-2000” (free access) Tim … Continue reading

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The Greek crisis is not just about Greece. “Greece, Financialization and the EU: The Political Economy of Debt and Destruction” opens a new point of view on the global and the European crisis

When the global financial crisis spread to Europe and its weak periphery through the banking sector, few contemplated that the real causes of the crisis did not reside only in the faulty architectures of globalisation and European integration but also … Continue reading

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Financialization and Income Inequality in the United States, 1967–2010

This paper “Financialization and Income Inequality in the United States, 1967–2010” (free access), by Bradford M. Van Arnum and Michele I. Naples, presents a historical overview of the unprecedented growth of the financial sector and its implications on income inequality. The paper shows that … Continue reading

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Zygmunt Bauman on Facebook and networks; on the difference between a network and a community.

Bright, simple– and debatable. (3 min)

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The End of Protest: How Free-Market Capitalism Learned to Control Dissent

The End of Protest: How Free-Market Capitalism Learned to Control Dissent explains how governments learned to unleash market forces while also avoiding protest about the market’s failures. The US has just gone through the worst economic crisis in a generation. Why wasn’t there more protest, … Continue reading

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