- « Video: What Changed in the 1980s and Why Should We Care?
- 3.1.1Video: Week 3 Introduction
- 3.1.2Video: What Changed in the 1980s and Why Should We Care?
- 3.1.3Video: The Purpose of the American Corporation
- 3.1.4Video: The Changing Role of the Corporation
- 3.1.5Video: The Rise and Fall of Saturn
- 3.1.6Video: High Performance Work Systems
- 3.1.7Video: Market Basket Case with Zeynep Ton
- 3.1.8Video: Holding Global Corporations Accountable
- 3.1.9Video: Alternatives to the Traditional Corporation
- 3.1.10Video: High School and College: Necessary but Not Sufficient
- 3.1.11Video: Life Long Learning: Moving from Rhetoric to Reality
- » Video: The Changing Role of the Corporation
We saw in the last video the 1980s was a decade of profound shifts, many of which are still felt in today’s economy. Another shift that has occurred pertains to the very nature of the corporation: to whom should corporations be responsible? Should corporations be responsible only to their shareholders, or to employees and society as well? This question is highly controversial and, interestingly, ideas about it have fundamentally changed over time.
After watching the video and answering the questions below, move on to the next video, in which Professor Kochan interviews former executive John Reed for his view on these important and timely questions.
Video: The Purpose of the Corporation
Attentiveness Question 1
Attentiveness Question 2