Radical Business? Business and the Contest over Social Norms | University of Oxford

Radical Business? Business and the Contest over Social Norms

David Chan Smith - Associate Professor of History at Wilfrid Laurier University, Rowena Olegario - Senior Research Fellow at University of Oxford
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8:45 - 17:00
Weston Library
Broad Street
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Weston Library lecture theatre, main entrance on Broad Street

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This one-day symposium at the Weston Library, University of Oxford brings together an interdisciplinary group of speakers to offer insights into how business has acted as a radical force to upset and replace social norms over time. Whether seeking to normalize new products and services, or responding to regulatory patterns or reputational risks, business is engaged in a constant negotiation with larger cultural codes. Speakers will discuss the consequences of this contest over social norms, including ethical as well as strategic implications. By gathering researchers from across disciplines, the symposium will also explore common conceptual ground to understand the significance of this problem for the history of capitalism and management.

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For the event program please see https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/csb/events/radical-business