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Schumpeter | The Redmond doctrine

Schumpeter | The Redmond doctrine

Lessons from Microsoft’s corporate foreign policy IS MICROSOFT A digital nation and does it have a secretary of state? The answer of Brad Smith, the software giant’s top lawyer, is, well, diplomatic. Nation states are run by governments and firms need to be accountable to them, he says. But yes, he admits, he worries a lot …

What are companies for? Big business is beginning to accept broader social responsibilities

What are companies for? Big business is beginning to accept broader social responsibilities

Pursuing shareholder value is no longer enough, it seems AT A RECENT dinner in London, a chief executive promised that his airline would soon offer electric flights. A credit provider enthused about increasing financial inclusion in the developing world; a luxury-car executive promised to replace the leather in her vehicles’ opulent interiors with pineapple matting and …