Modules and lecturers
MODULE 1- Evolution of theories and modes of economic organization and governance
- Robert Gibbons, MIT, Sloan BS: From hard to soft governance.
- Anna Grandori, Bocconi University: From relational to constitutional governance.
- Scott Masten, University of Michigan: Transaction costs, hierarchies, and other bases and forms of firm governance.
- Nicolai Foss, Bocconi University: Transaction costs, resources and learning in theories of the firm.
MODULE 2 – The evolution of microfoundations of economic organization
- Nicolai Foss, Bocconi University: Knowledge governance.
- Siegwart Lindenberg, University of Groningen: Cognition and governance.
- Anna Grandori, Bocconi University: From bounded to epistemic rationality, discovery and governance.
- Avner Ben Ner, University of Minnesota: The discovery of cognition and knowledge processing.
MODULE 3 - The history and foundations of forms of enterprise
- Margaret Blair, Vanderbilt University Law School: History of the corporate form in the US: theories, laws and practices.
- Renate Meyer, University of Vienna: History of the corporate form in Europe: theories, laws and practices.
- Lorenzo Sacconi, University of Trento: The contractual foundations of multi-stakeholder governance in corporations and other forms of enterprise.
- Anna Grandori, Bocconi University: The contractual and legal foundations of the firm as a multi-actor ‘societas’ in modern constitutional democracies.
MODULE 4 - The evolving relations of firms with labor and finance
- Thomas Kochan, MIT, Sloan BS: The evolving governance of firm-labor relations. Implications for law and reform.
- Anna Grandori, Bocconi University: The governance of knowledge intensive labor and human capital investments.
- Colin Mayer, University of Oxford, Said BS: The evolving governance of firms’ relations with financial investors and financial markets. Implications for regulation.