Antonio Andreoni

Antonio Andreoni is Associate Professor of Industrial Economics at University College London (UCL), and Head of Research of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose. His research focuses on production and business enterprises; technological change and innovation dynamics; corporate governance and financialisation;…

Safi Shams

Safi Shams, PhD, is a social historian who is primarily interested in structural transformation and emergence in the cultural, economic and political arenas. Safi’s work primarily consists of investigating conceptual problems in the historical sciences by relying on detailed case-studies…

‘Shareholder value’ versus the public good: the case of Germany

“With uncertainty around the world about how and when the coronavirus outbreak will decelerate, whole business sectors have been affected by lockdowns and are facing ruin. In Germany, more than 750,000 companies have put over 12 million employees on reduced working…

Top US companies lay off thousands of workers while rewarding shareholders amid coronavirus pandemic

“Some of the largest companies in the U.S. have rewarded their shareholders amid the coronavirus pandemic after firing thousands of employees. Companies like heavy machinery manufacturer Caterpillar, denim-maker Levi Strauss, toolmaker Stanley Black & Decker, furniture manufacturer Steelcase and World Wrestling Entertainment have…

Outrageous’: Major US companies hand shareholders hundreds of millions in dividends while slashing thousands of jobs

“Five major U.S. corporations that have laid off thousands of workers in recent weeks have simultaneously dished out hundreds of millions of dollars in cash dividends to wealthy shareholders, drawing outrage from Sen. Bernie Sanders and others who say the…

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Think Big Pharma Won’t Profiteer in the Race to Treat Coronavirus? Think Again.

“In a 2019 Gallup poll, Big Pharma ranked as the most disliked industry in America. Rosie Collington, a graduate student at the University of Copenhagen and a researcher at the Academic-Industry Research Network, knows why: She has studied how major insulin manufacturing…

How to manage public stake in bailed-out companies

“The stimulus bill passed by Congress in response to the COVID-19 economic crisis includes massive bailouts for airlines and other large companies deemed necessary for national security, in the aggregate around $500 billion, including $25 billion for company payrolls.”… via The American…