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Rethinking the Corporation: Introduction

Renate E. Meyer (WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria and Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
Stephan Leixnering (WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria)
Jeroen Veldman 1 (Nyenrode Business University, Netherlands)

The Corporation: Rethinking the Iconic Form of Business Organization

ISBN: 978-1-80043-377-9, eISBN: 978-1-80043-376-2

Publication date: 27 January 2022

Abstract

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.”

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Meyer, R.E., Leixnering, S. and Veldman, J. (2022), "Rethinking the Corporation: Introduction", Meyer, R.E., Leixnering, S. and Veldman, J. (Ed.) The Corporation: Rethinking the Iconic Form of Business Organization (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 78), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0733-558X20220000078002

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