critical discussion and real life business examples

Below are 3 main sections, and the requirement under each section;

1. Kindly read the readings list

2. Critically discuss and present other point of views based on additional Literature review + real life business examples (if possible)

Sec1: Managing Financialised Firms

Bebchuk, L. and Spamann,H. (2010) “Regulating Bankers’s Pay” Harvard John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business, Discussion Paper No. 641 available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1410072

Ertürk et al. (2007) “Against agency: a positional critique”, Economy and Society Volume 36 Number 1, pp. 51-77. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03085140601089903

Froud et al. (2000) ‘Shareholder value and financialisation: consultancy promises, management moves’, Economy and Society, 29 (1): 80–120. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/030851400360578

Hill, A. (April 18, 2016) “Four ways to bring galactic executive pay back to down to earth” , Financial Times available at https://www.ft.com/content/9eafda8c-0319-11e6-af1d-c47326021344

Sec2: Social context of firms

Edelman (2019) EdelmanTrust Barometer 2019, available at https://www.edelman.com/sites/g/files/aatuss191/files/2019-02/2019_Edelman_Trust_Barometer_Global_Report.pdfHaldane, A. G. (2015) “Who owns a company?” Speech given at the University of Edinburgh Corporate Finance Conference 22 May 2015, available at: https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/speech/2015/who-owns-a-company

Fernandez, R. and Hendrikse, R. P. (2015) “Rich corporations, poor societies: The financialisation of Apple”, available at: http://www.researchgate.net/publication/283289637

Polman, P. (2014) “Business, society, and the future of capitalism”, available at: http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/sustainability-and-resource-productivity/our-insights/business-society-and-the-future-of-capitalism

Sec3: Business and Ethics

Ertürk et al. (2007) “The democratization of finance? Promises, outcomes and conditions”, Review of International Political Economy 14:4 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09692290701475312

McKinsey Global Institute (2016) Poorer than Their Parents? Flat or Falling Incomes in Advanced Economies, available at: http://www.mckinsey.com/global-themes/employment-and-growth/poorer-than-their-parents-a-new-perspective-on-income-inequality

Rhodes, C. (2016) “Democratic Business Ethics: Volkswagen’s emissions scandal and the disruption of corporate sovereignty”, Organization Studies http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0170840616641984

3. Finally, discuss whether it is possible for public companies with distributed ownership to achieve both financial goals and social goals at the same time by giving well-researched example or examples from real-life/your own business environment.

Additional Notes:

** Words = 2000

** References = excluding the above references (15), so in total (25) references

** Preferred Referencing = Harvard style