Protecting Long-Term Commitment: Legal and Organizational Means

Levillain, K., et al. 2018. Protecting long-term commitment: Legal and organizational means. In C. Driver & G. Thompson (Ed.), Corporate governance in contention: 42-65. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Kevin Levillain

École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris

Simon Parker

University of Nottingham

Rory Rory Ridley-Duff

Sheffield Hallam University - Faculty of Organisation and Management

Blanche Segrestin

École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris - Centre de Gestion Scientifique (CGS)

Jeroen Veldman

Nyenrode Business university

Hugh Christopher Willmott

Cardiff Business School; City University London - The Business School

Date Written: January 1, 2018

Abstract

The chapter is intended to examine the conditions for for-profit corporations to be able to acknowledge, and credibly embed in their purpose a fuller range of corporate constituencies, interests and time-horizons. We show that supporting a broader notion of purpose for the for-profit corporation requires new and innovative legal provisions, the need for which has, to date, been insufficiently theorized. Such legal provisions open a new theoretical debate, which we delineate in the discussion.

Keywords: corporate governance, social enterprise, long-term

Suggested Citation

Levillain, Kevin and Parker, Simon and Ridley-Duff, Rory J. and Segrestin, Blanche and Veldman, Jeroen and Willmott, Hugh Christopher and Willmott, Hugh Christopher, Protecting Long-Term Commitment: Legal and Organizational Means (January 1, 2018). Levillain, K., et al. 2018. Protecting long-term commitment: Legal and organizational means. In C. Driver & G. Thompson (Ed.), Corporate governance in contention: 42-65. Oxford: Oxford University Press., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3237427

Kevin Levillain

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Simon Parker

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Rory J. Ridley-Duff

Sheffield Hallam University - Faculty of Organisation and Management ( email )

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Blanche Segrestin

École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris - Centre de Gestion Scientifique (CGS) ( email )

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France

Jeroen Veldman (Contact Author)

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Hugh Christopher Willmott

Cardiff Business School ( email )

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City University London - The Business School ( email )

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