Type: Public event

Taming corporate power in the 21st century


Jerry Davis, Gilbert & Ruth Whitaker Professor of Management and Professor of Sociology

Date & time

Dec 2, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EST


This is a Virtual Event.

RSVP required by noon on Wednesday, December 1st.

There is broad consensus across the political spectrum in the U.S. that monopolistic corporations – particularly Big Tech companies -- have grown too powerful, and that we need to revive antitrust to take on the “curse of bigness.” But both the diagnosis and the cure are rooted in an outdated understanding of how the American economy is organized. Information and communication technologies have transformed the markets for capital, labor, supplies, and distribution in ways that undermine the basic categories we use to understand the economy. Nationality, industry, size, firm, employee, and other fundamental terms are increasingly detached from the operations of the economy. Professor Jerry Davis will discuss the need for a new set of tools to understand and tame the new sources of economic power.