Based upon your reading of Stout, Friedman, Freeman, the IKEA case, corporate ethical leadership, culture and governance (ch 5, Brooks) , viewing the China Blue film and learning about CSR, shareholder primacy as well as stakeholder interests, Written Assignment 2 asks you to build upon the DQ’s of the past few weeks and further crystallize your thinking by writing an essay about your point of view regarding whether maximizing shareholder value is the most useful primary influence on modern day business. As you look ahead, would you advocate that this bottom-line focus shift to another perspective that you think can lead to more profitable, productive, sustainable and principled economic activity or is a bottom-line focus still best for all. In this context discuss whether you would advocate for any broad revisions that you think would be useful from a corporate governance perspective given that the current framework is that boards have a primary responsibility to shareholders and primary emphasis is on profits. Additional research is not necessary or required but referencing the assigned readings etc. would be most suitable to underpin your argument(s).
it is should be 900-1200 words or so