Digitisation of Corporate Communications (DigUKom)

Communication between the management of listed stock corporations and their free float shareholders has been subject of intensive corporate governance research for decades. The premise in research has been that small shareholders have to overcome high transaction costs and coordination problems in order to be able to communicate with their company effectively. With the increasing digitization of communication and everyday life, we are new observing a paradigm shift towards fast, adaptive and widely available communication media, from which we also expect radical changes for corporate communication. Anecdotal evidence suggests a new communication behaviour of shareholders, of corporate entities, but also of intermediaries such as investment advisors. The aim of the project group is to derive normative recommendations based on empirical findings in this area. For this purpose, we will first review the state of research in the field of law, philosophy and economics and will then extend this state of knowledge by conducting an empirical study with the help of cutting-edge methods from computer science. We will derive further implications for a normative perspective based on the newly generated empirical results.

Principal Investigators

Prof. Dr. Oliver Hinz, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a. M. | spokesperson | more information»
Prof. Dr. Florian Möslein, Dipl.-Kfm., LLM (London), Philipps-Universität Marburg | deputy | more information»

Prof. Dr. Lucie Flek, Philipps-Universität Marburg | more information»
Prof. Dr. Katja Langenbucher, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a. M. | more information»
Prof. Dr. Sophie Loidolt, Technische Universität Darmstadt | more information»

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