Upcoming Ethics Webinars Examine Corporate Governance and the Uberization of Work

The M&I Marshall & Ilsley Center for Business Ethics presents two webinars in early April featuring leading scholars from across the country who will examine ethics-related issues in the areas of corporate governance and the Uberization of work.

From Shareholder Value Maximization to Serving All Stakeholders: Groundbreaking Development or an Illusory Promise?

Thursday, April 1, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm CDT

     

Despite governance reforms in the last two decades, good corporate governance remains elusive. During that time, the number of U.S. corporations has declined despite a significant increase worldwide, and voices concerned with corporate myopia and short-termism have amplified. In response, the Business Roundtable issued a statement that the overarching purpose of the corporation is creating value for all stakeholders, a stark departure from the shareholder primacy they have endorsed since 1997. The Council of Institutional Investors countered with managerial responsibility to shareholders and creating long-term shareholder value. These reactions showcase the challenges faced by contemporary corporate governance: will stakeholder governance be a groundbreaking development or an illusory promise?

This distinguished panel of world-renowned scholars will address this state of corporate governance at crossroads, discussing governance problems from multiple perspectives.:

  • Ed Freeman, Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
  • Anant Sundaram, Clinical Professor of Business Administration, Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business
  • Edward Zajac, James F. Bere Professor of Management and Organizations, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

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(A link to a recording of this webinar will be available at the M&I Marshall & Ilsley Center for Busiiness Ethics website following the live event.)

Ethics and the Uberization of Work

Friday, April 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm CDT

As the number of corporations decline, work expands in our increasing web-based economy. The job had replaced the career. Jobs were always temporary, but now the task may be replacing the job when people are hired moment to moment for doing tasks in this “Uberization” of work. The changes going on in the concept of work and career places new challenges for the ethical relationships of society, firm, and workers. What are those hired to do tasks to think of the duties and responsibilities they have to those who hire them in this Uberization of the workforce?

This webinar features Gerald (Jerry) Davis, a fellow at Stanford University and Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan.

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(A link to a recording of this webinar will be available at the M&I Marshall & Ilsley Center for Busiiness Ethics website following the live event.)