Queen’s University Belfast.
This seminar will take place over two days and will draw on lessons learned from the previous two events. Papers on the first day will focus on the corporate form itself. How might new corporate forms evolve in the wake of the global financial crisis? Have we seen the end of ‘uncorporate’ governance forms as access to low-cost credit lines decline? How ought oversight frameworks – boards, regulators, gatekeepers, reporting mechanisms – adjust to meet new social roles for corporations?
The second day will focus on a discussion of the study of corporate governance itself. What strategies are available for reinterpreting corporate governance as a matter external to the firm, rather than as a matter of managing costs internal to the firm? Is the socio-legal study of corporate governance always a study of disappointment?1 What would it mean to attempt the re-engineering of the corporation within a corporate governance frame?
Thursday 9 September
11:00-11:45: Blanaid Clarke (University College Dublin): Directors as ‘stewards rather than just auctioneers.’
11:45-12:30: Sally Wheeler (Queen’s University Belfast): Women on Boards.
14:00-14:45: Charlotte Villiers (University of Bristol): The Problem of Executive Pay – Why Institutional Investors are not the Solution and Why Distributive Justice Offers a Way Forward.
14:45-15:30: Ciarán O’Kelly (Queen’s University Belfast): Accounting for Moral Lives.
15:45-16:30: David Bholat (University of Chicago/London School of Economics): Analytical Anthropology and the Violence of the Concrete: On Doing Ethnography of Finance.
16:30-17:15: Martha-Marie Kleinhans (University of Reading): Questioning Humanity through Corporate Temporality.
Friday 10 September
10:00-10:45: Marc Moore (University College London): Beyond Private Ordering: Towards an “Intelligent Design” Theory of Corporate Law Evolution.
10:45-11:30: Gary Wilson (Nottingham Trent University): From Black Box to Glocalised Player? Corporate Personality in the 21st Century and the Limits of Law’s Regulatory Reach.
11:45-12:30: Justin O’Brien (University of New South Wales): Back to the Future? Corporate crime and the Facade of Enforcement.
14:00-14:45: Fiona De Londras (University College Dublin): Reconstitutionalising the Corporation.
14:45-15:30: Ciara Hackett (National University of Ireland Galway): CSR: Restructuring for social good or rebranding for profit?
15:30-16:15: Paddy Ireland (Kent Law School): Revolutionary Stakeholding.
16:15-17:00: Wrap-Up and Future Plans.
1. I. Erturk et al., “Corporate governance and disappointment” Review of International Political Economy (2004) 11, 677-713. (back)