Jamie Dimon

7 August, 2020

Stakeholderism: Study finds evidence in short supply

Have companies become more focused on stakeholders and toned down their attention to the interests of shareholders? Many argue there has been a shift but Harvard academics say they have evidence that ...
Socrates wearing a business suit

3 July, 2020

What’s a company for? An answer from Ancient Greece

The now venerable management scholar Charles Handy asked “What’s a Business For?” in an article published in Harvard Business Review in 2002. Charles Handy has often been ahead of the t...
people wearing face masks against Covid-19

20 April, 2020

Will Covid-19 accelerate the shift towards stakeholder governance?

Prior to the last financial crisis, the shareholder primacy model of corporate governance was unchallenged. Companies were run solely to the benefit of shareholders, with share price performance being...

28 August, 2019

Debate over ‘shareholder’ or ‘stakeholder’ primacy goes global

It takes a Nobel prize-winning economist to make the obvious comment. Writing on the US Business Roundtable’s decision to switch from backing “shareholder” primacy to a “stakeholder” model a...

16 January, 2017

Davos: Debunking the myth of shareholder primacy

The annual Davos meeting kicks off with more than 2,500 members of the global elite discussing the world’s biggest challenges. This year’s theme is “...