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Towards a critical theory of the corporate form

In recent years, critical research on the corporation has sprouted in a number of different disciplines, wherein the corporation (or critical research on the corporation) has not earlier been a focal point or a specific point of interest: History (Stern, 2011); intellectual history (Jessen, 2012; 2020); corporate law (Ireland, 1999; 2010); management and organization studies (Veldman, 2013; Veldman and Willmott, 2013); geography (Barkan, 2013); political science (Ciepley, 2013); as well as an issue on corporate governance here in ephemera (Jansson, Larsson-Olaison

Market vs. contract? The implications of contractual theories of corporate governance to the analysis of neoliberalism

Introduction

How is it that neoliberalism – as an analytical category, political-economic project, or epistemic community – sits very comfortably with the expansion and dominance of large, monopolistic corporations? One would expect, considering the emphasis of neoliberals and their critics that neoliberalism entails the expansion and dominance of the market and market principles, that corporate monopoly would be anathema to neoliberalism.

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