The Corporation as a Citizen

The Corporation as a Citizen

Mr. Mike Holston, Mr. Alex Dimitrief
Fall 2019 reading group
T 5:00pm - 7:00pm in WCC Room 4063
1 classroom credit

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

What is the role of the corporation in the world today? This course will focus first on the question of to whom a corporation is accountable and discuss shareholder primacy vs stakeholder primacy (and who those stakeholders are). We will look at the role of senior management, the board of directors, employees, major institutional investors and asset managers in answering that question. We also will examine the role corporations play in certain key issues such as the political process and political spending, taxes, trade, philanthropy and as a voice on social issues. The class will be led by two professors but also will include guest lecturers who have experience with these questions.

Note: This reading group will meet on the following dates: 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19

Drop Deadline: September 11, 2019 by 11:59pm EST

Subject Areas: Business Organization, Commercial Law, and Finance