The Corporation: Historical, Ethnographic, and Ethical Perspectives

Filipe Calvão

MINT090 | Spring | 6ECTS

This seminar situates and problematizes the internal logics, competing subjectivities, and diverse organizational forms taken by corporations across time and space. The course will cover the following themes: i) the historical evolution of the modern corporation as a moral person and legal concept; ii) the corporate form as an ethnographic location rooted in the social; iii) transparency, accountability and governance challenges in the corporate sector; iv) new ethical and social innovations, from benefit corporations, social enterprises, and venture philanthropy.