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Prosperity and the Future of the Corporation

Colin Mayer Interviewed by Andrew Hill

Thursday, 4 April 2019

6:00pm

1 hour

St Cross College

£7 - £12.50

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Management expert Professor Colin Mayer makes the case for a root-and-branch reform of corporate law, governance and leadership to ensure big companies fulfil their duties to business and society as well as to their shareholders. And he talks about his leadership of the British Academy initiative, The Future of the Corporation.

In Prosperity: Better Business Makes the Greater Good, Mayer argues business has lost its way over the last 60 years and forgotten that it was established to perform a public purpose and serve society. The emergence of individual and institutional shareholders in the 20th century has led to a focus on corporate profits and shareholder value instead. Mayer says corporate law should require companies to define their purpose and place ownership in the hands of people interested in the company’s long-term success.

Mayer is professor of management at Saïd Business School, Oxford. He also leads the British Academy’s The Future of the Corporation initiative, which aims to address the purpose and role of business in society. Here he talks to FT management editor Andrew Hill.

This event is part of British Academy day at the festival.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 10th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden