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The Chair in Business Theory is pleased to invite you to the next session of the seminar "Business, Responsibility and Civilization".
on October 20, from 4 to 6 pm, around
Peter Doralt et Stephan Leixnering
« What are companies for ? A 'rare affaire' of law with social science »
Conference organized on the Zoom platform
In order to connect you on October 20th, we provide you with the Zoom link below:
Peter Doralt is Professor Emeritus of Commercial and Company Law at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, and Stephan Leixnering is Senior Scientist at the Research Institute for Urban Management and Governance, at WU Vienna. The two authors’ presentation stems from the question asked by US corporate giants in a Business Roundtable’s 2019 Statement on the Purpose of the Corporation: What are companies for? Taking an inter-disciplinary perspective, using both law and social sciences, they will examine how Austrian corporate law has introduced a legal provision requiring corporate leaders to consider plural interests in their managing of the corporation. Mainly, they will show how the emerging form of the ‘enterprise’ vis-à-vis the ‘corporation’, has led to the legal consideration of the stakeholders’ interests, as well as the enterprise’s own interest.