Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Tuomela, Raimo
Organisation University of Helsinki
Project title Agency, Responsibility, and Trust in the Corporate World: A Philosophical Study
Decision No. 310050
Decision date 13.06.2017
Funding,period 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2021
Funding 429 516
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Project description
Corporate agents, corporate action, and socially responsible corporate actions are topics of multidisciplinary discussion and debate in social sciences aiming at social relevance. Understanding and being able to explain them are crucial for understanding the object of study in various social scientific fields, such as economics, political science, or sociology. The research of this project will provide philosophical foundations and a conceptual framework for theoretical and empirical work on the multidimensional and multidisciplinary phenomenon of corporate agency and corporate action. The outcome will be a philosophical account of the key concepts of corporate agency and corporate action grounding and enabling fruitful theorizing on both descriptive empirical and normative dimensions of the phenomenon. The project will provide what can be called a group agent account of corporate agency and corporate action.