A corporate apology is always connected to the benefits it brings to the company. It is not a personal apology, it is a form of institutional positioning.
Apple CEO Tim Cook. What was once a start-up is now a behemoth.
Why do organisations find it difficult to change when facing a disruption? In part, because over time, what they know how to do migrates from resources to processes and finally values.
Why some corporations are quick to respond to criticism, and others hide away.
There are a number of examples of what were once co-operatives restructuring into, or being taken over by, listed companies.
Despite the pressure for co-operatives to fold into the dominant corporation model, these business models are still worthy.
Japanse shipping company NYK pleaded guilty to cartel conduct.
The successful prosecution of the first criminal cartel case may be seen as a vindication of the decision to criminalise cartel conduct.
Employees are often unsettled by change in their organisations.
Many large scale organisational changes end up as failures most of the time employers are blamed for being resistant to change. This may be convenient, but it doesn't deal with the real issues.
BlackRock Inc is relatively unknown outside financial circles, but it owns the largest share in the biggest 299 companies in the world.
Today the world is dominated by 30 financial corporations that hold more than half the shareholdings of its corporate giants. And they follow the logic of finance capital – the logic of money.
U.S. Coast Guard vessels battle the fire on the Deepwater Horizon while searching for survivors from the rig’s 126-person crew.
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The new movie 'Deepwater Horizon' depicts the blowout that triggered the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A professor of petroleum engineering assesses what the film gets right and wrong.
High fees and independence make consultancy a popular option for professionals with families.
A little white lie can’t hurt…right?
Unravelling the complex pros and cons of fibbing.
Shedding little light. Google under scrutiny.
Scutiny of the £130m settlement leaves the Public Accounts Select Committee
struggling to follow the HMRC strategy.
Graffiti by LMNOPI (LMNOPI.com) in Brooklyn, New York.
With more and more street artists partnering with corporations, it's important that they don't compromise their moral standing to earn a living.
Displeased: consumers have lost trust in Volkswagen – and its marketing.
Can VW rebuild public trust? Its survival may depend on repairing the image damage caused by deception over clean diesels.
Too big for their boots?
The modern corporation is made up of people, but we have created monsters whose powers now far exceed that which were originally envisioned.
Too big to manage?
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With more than 250,000 employees, spread over 80 countries, how can HSBC's bosses know everything going on?
Shareholders deserve a greater say in who sits in these seats.
Common mythology holds that shareholders of public corporations choose who sits on the board of directors. Nothing could be further from the truth. Under the laws of most states, directors are automatically…
Shattering. Capitalism gets harder to love.
Modern capitalism has a massive structural flaw in one of the cornerstones of its existence. The corporations which form the predominant business structure and which are the main instrument for dividing…
Ello has become the fastest-growing social network mainly because of its promise to keep itself free of advertising.
Ello is enjoying its moment of fame – in part thanks to its use of the latest fad in corporate legal structures. The eight-month-old social network is still in beta, and has nothing like the brand recognition…
Ok, let’s find some land.
The idea that there is a “land grab” taking place in developing nations began with the publication of a report, Seized!, by the NGO Grain. This rang an alarm bell about large-scale land acquisitions…
It is the role of academic researchers to challenge the relationships between government and corporations that allows society to be damaged – such as in the recent Hazlewood mine fire.
Corporations are involved in every area of our lives. In our education, health, welfare and criminal justice systems, they are ever-present. So obvious is this “fact” of life that it is often only in moments…