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., LL.M. (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»

Interdisciplinary Conference

March 4, 2024, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

E.20 / DZ Bank, House of Finance, Campus Westend, Goethe
University Frankfurt

As digitalization progresses, there is a paradigm shift towards fast,
adaptive and widely available communication media, which affects
the communication of shareholders, corporate bodies and
intermediaries, in particular investors and investment advisors.

The workshop will present empirical findings on this change in
communication behavior, analyze the role of the media and discuss
normative solutions in European law and from a comparative legal
perspective.

Monday, March 4, 2024, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Registration by 28 February 2024 (see programme)

programme

Previous Events

Influencer zwischen Medienrecht und Kommunikationswissenschaft

Interdisciplinary Workshop, 1 December 2023 | more about this event»

Digitisation of Corporate Communications – State of Research and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Interdisciplinary Conference, 6 October 2023 | more about this event»

Workshop DigUKom: Methodenreflexion

Internal Workshop, 9 February 2023 | more about this event»

Workshop Austausch zwischen Forschung und Praxis aus dem Bereich „Digitale Kommunikation“

Internal Workshop, 26. Januar 2023 | more on this event»

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