Rethinking the Corporation: Introduction

Renate Meyer, Stephan Leixnering, Jeroen Veldman

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For more than a century, the corporation has shaped our thinking of organizations. This deeply institutionalized form is still regarded as both the iconic business organization and the core structural unit of our economic order. Today, however, it stands at a crossroads. Economic, social, and environmental failures of the recent past as well as misconduct and scandals are widely linked to inadequacies in this corporate form and its governance. The aim of this volume is to spark a debate within the field. In this introduction, we provide an outline of the current crisis and an overview of the interdisciplinary set of articles presented in this volume. We conclude with a view ahead and a plea for the acknowledgement of “alternatives.”
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Corporation : Rethinking the Iconic Form of Business Organization
EditorsRenate E. Meyer, Stephan Leixnering, Jeroen Veldman
Number of pages12
Place of PublicationBingley
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing
Publication date2022
ISBN (Print)9781800433779
ISBN (Electronic)9781800433762, 9781800433786
Publication statusPublished - 2022
SeriesResearch in the Sociology of Organizations

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