Companies as ‘Cyborgs’?

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dc.contributor.author Thompson, Grahame
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-27
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-27T13:31:41Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-27T13:31:41Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06-27
dc.identifier.isbn 8791690803
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8323
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the legal and commercial consequences of companies being considered as both an entity and a person in law – hence the notion of ‘cyborg’ in its title. It concentrates upon legal personhood and relates this particular feature to the issue of corporate citizenship. In turn corporate citizenship provides a link to considering the political role of companies, since in claiming citizenship they are implicitly at least claiming a particular set of political rights consequent upon that status, and announcing a particular politically constrained context associated with their operational characteristics. But what would be involved in granting companies full citizenship rights in the image of natural person citizenship? The paper explores this issue in connection to the differences between corporate social responsibility and an earlier idea of the socially responsible corporation that arose in the debate between Adolph Berle and Edwin Dodd in the 1930s, focussing on the notion of ‘enterprise entity analysis’ that was posed in that debate, and which has reappeared more recently. en_US
dc.format.extent 45 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;75
dc.subject.other corporate citizenship en_US
dc.subject.other company law en_US
dc.subject.other corporate legal personality en_US
dc.subject.other limited liability en_US
dc.subject.other enterprise entity analysis en_US
dc.subject.other property rights en_US
dc.title Companies as ‘Cyborgs’? en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt11jun27 lbjl en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Business and Politics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort DBP en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Business and Politics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort DBP en_US
dc.idnumber 8791690803 en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2011 en_US
dc.title.subtitle The Political Implications of Limited Liability, Legal Personality and Citizenship en_US


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