Henning Meyer

May 24, 2022

Economic Death by a Thousand Cuts: Corporate Sanctions against Russia are real Game-Changers

In my last post published just before the situation in Ukraine escalated, I explained why companies can no longer avoid being social and political actors. Following the Russian aggression that has disregarded every part of International Law, the international community implemented economic sanctions on hitherto unknown scale. Putin lik...
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May 24, 2022

Why Businesses Need to be Social and Political Actors

The ground is shifting in business management and how companies fit into modern capitalist economies more generally. Since Ross Douhat coined the term in a New York Times article in 2018, there has been a controversial discussion about "Woke Capitalism". Critics such as Helen Lewis see it as a driver for cancel culture that does not ch...
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January 10, 2022

A dose of democracy in corporate governance may help save social media

Hardly a day goes by without the national or international press publishing negative stories about social networks. Facebook has once more got problems in keeping the data of its more than two billion users under lock and key, or Mark Zuckerberg stands up another parliament in favour of a personal statement. YouTube, acting to protect ...
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January 9, 2022

Understanding The Digital Revolution And What It Means

The digital revolution, used here as shorthand for broader technological change, is one of today’s most hotly debated topics in politics, economics and business. It makes politicians wary about which preparatory policies to pursue, economists ponder productivity increases and trade unions think about the future of work. We are undoubte...
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