- Copyright Page
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- The Evolving Corporation: economy, law, and society
- The Dutch East India Company: the first corporate governance debacle
- English East India Company-State and The Modern Corporation: the google of its time?
- Socializing Capital: the rise of the industrial corporation
- From Berle to the Present: the shifting primacies of corporation theory
- Understanding the Roots of Shareholder Primacy: the meaning of agency theory, and the conditions of its contagion
- Corporate Purpose: legal interpretations and empirical evidence
- Corporate Law as a Solution to Team Production Problems
- Corporations as Sempiternal Legal Persons
- Finance Capitalism, the Financialized Corporation, and Countervailing Power
- The Neoliberal Corporation
- Theorizing the Corporation: liberal, confucian, and socialist perspectives
- Global Corporations and Global Value Chains: the disaggregation of corporations?
- Growth Strategies of the New Multinationals
- Corporations, Organization, and Human Action: an anthropological critique of agency theory
- The Japanese Corporation: community, purpose, and strategy
- Dynamic Capabilities, the Multinational Corporation, and Capture oF Co-created Value from Innovation
- The Theory Of Innovative Enterprise: foundations of economic analysis
- Corporations In The Clouds?: the transformation of the corporation in an era of disruptive innovations
- The Changing Nature of The Corporation and The Economic Theory of The Firm
- Corporate Responsibility and the Embedded Firm: a critical reappraisal
- The Greening of the Corporation
- Corporate Sustainability In A Fragile Planet
- Transcending The Corporation: social enterprise, cooperatives, and commons-based governance
- The Evolution of Corporate Form: from shareholders’ property to the corporation as commons
Abstract and Keywords
The primary objective of this Handbook of the Corporation is to contribute to the development of the theory and practice of the corporation. The core rationale of the Handbook is to review and question how the debates on the corporation have evolved from Berle and Means onwards. The editors are convinced of the relevance of Berle and Means’ insights to contemporary corporate dilemmas. However the analysis must be set in a totally different context. Berle and Means were writing about American corporations that were becoming increasingly dominant in the US economy in the 1930s. It is now a different technologically transformed and interconnected world. To whom is the corporation responsible and to whom accountable among transient and competing interests? Who judges or should judge the ultimate performance of corporations and by what measures? This analysis maps the contours of the multidimensional impact of the innovative corporation, and how this is being negotiated.
UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney
Justin O'Brien, University of Sydney
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