Corporate Governance

Going Political? Towards Deliberative Corporate Governance

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Current challenges in corporate governance increasingly require a deeper appreciation for the political nature of corporation, and a reflection on the assumptions behind dominant governance practices. This article suggests that the emerging theoretical models in economics and finance, which clearly recognize the role of all stakeholders, are limited by their narrow conception of politics. Building on an historical survey of corporate governance models, and on the literature on deliberative democracy and political corporate social responsibility, I suggest that a deliberative corporate governance approach would help design better governance practices. I illustrate this idea with a case of shareholder engagement and conclude with the implications for other governance practices.
Bibliographic citation: Ferraro, Fabrizio, "Going Political? Towards Deliberative Corporate Governance", Journal of Management and Governance, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2019, pp 3 - 20

Reference: 10.1007/s10997-018-9433-9 (DOI)
Date: 03/2019
Author(s): Ferraro, Fabrizio
Document type: Article in Journal (refereed)
Languages: English