Rethinking The Corporation: Introduction

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, Bi

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Renate Meyer

Institute for Public Management - Dep. of Strategic Management and Innovation Research Institute for Urban Management & Governance Wirtschaftsuniversität (WU)

Stephan Leixnering

Vienna University of Economics and Business

Jeroen Veldman

Nyenrode Business university

Date Written: January 26, 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 e ld. 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.”

Keywords: Crisis of the corporation; future of the corporation; sociology of organizations; business in society; concepts of the corporation; corporate purpose

Suggested Citation

Meyer, Renate and Leixnering, Stephan and Veldman, Jeroen, Rethinking The Corporation: Introduction (January 26, 2022). 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, Bi, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4018385

Renate Meyer

Institute for Public Management - Dep. of Strategic Management and Innovation Research Institute for Urban Management & Governance Wirtschaftsuniversität (WU) ( email )

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Stephan Leixnering

Vienna University of Economics and Business ( email )

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Jeroen Veldman (Contact Author)

Nyenrode Business university ( email )

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Netherlands

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