Professor Colin Mayer CBE - Centre for Business Law and Practice Annual Lecture
- Date: Wednesday 20 March 2019, 17:00 – 18:30
- Location: Moot Court Room
- Type: Seminars and lectures
- Cost: Free
Prof. Colin Mayer CBE will present findings from his new book Prosperity: Better Business Makes the Greater Good.
What is business for? Day one of a business course will tell you: it is to maximise shareholder profit. This single idea pervades all our thinking and teaching about business around the world but it is fundamentally wrong, Colin Mayer argues. It has had disastrous and damaging consequences for our economies, environment, politics, and societies.
In this urgent call for reform, Prosperity: Better Business Makes the Greater Good challenges the fundamentals of business thinking. It sets out a comprehensive new agenda for establishing the corporation as a unique and powerful force for promoting economic and social wellbeing in its fullest sense - for customers and communities, today and in the future.
The lecture will be followed by a wine reception.
About the speaker
Professor Colin Mayer CBE is Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies at Said Business School, University of Oxford. He is an expert on all aspects of corporate finance, governance and taxation, the regulation of financial institutions and the role of the corporation in contemporary society. Colin has served on the editorial boards of several leading academic journals and assisted in establishing prestigious networks of economics, law and finance academics in Europe at the Centre for Economic Policy Research and the European Corporate Governance Institute. He was a founding editor of the Oxford Review of Economic Policy and a founding co-editor of the Review of Finance.
Colin was a director and chairman of Oxera between 1986 and 2010, and was instrumental in building the firm into what is now one of the largest independent economics consultancies in Europe. He is a director of Aurora Energy Research Limited, an energy modelling company. He has consulted for numerous large corporations and for governments, regulators and international agencies around the world.
Colin is an Honorary Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, and St Anne’s College, Oxford, and he is a Professorial Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute. He is an Ordinary Member of the Competition Appeal Tribunal and a Trustee of the Oxford Playhouse.
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