Symposium: Radical business? Business and the contest over social norms

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.

Presented in association with the Oxford Centre for Global History, Global History of Capitalism project, Faculty of History, University of Oxford

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