Shareholder Ownership and the Company as a Social Contract - Bridging the Gap [article]

Ilmari Suortti
2014 unpublished
This thesis will try to combine shareholder ownership of a company with the notion of viewing the company as a social contract. Even if viewing the company as a social contract is usually considered to be part of the stakeholder theory this view is not incompatible with the shareholder centred approaches. Through motivating the social contract view of businesses and discussion the advantages of adopting a shareholder centred approach to company ownership this thesis will form the basis of a
more » ... al contract that would be agreed by the shareholders of the company. A part of this paper will also be dedicated to discussing how the shareholders could change the current companies to reflect more closely on the contract they would initially have agreed on.
doi:10.13140/2.1.3343.2967 fatcat:dspuc77scjd2nhbqu4dw2m262y