Three Day Virtual Workshop on Corporate Tax Practice and Inequality

Jointly organized by the Centre for sustainability and the Inequality Platform at Copenhagen Business School this workshop aims to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines to explore issues that arise at the intersection of tax practice of multinational enterprises (MNEs) and business in society.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 09:00 to Friday, June 26, 2020 - 17:00

Scholars from the variety of fields that tackle either corporate sustainability or corporate tax practices do not ‘naturally’ meet for conversations, yet there are links between the various fields that could benefit from further dedicated exploration. Meanwhile, given the intensive media coverage of corporate tax practices and wider societal interest in the topic, much interesting research is underway to explore the linkages and other aspects of corporate tax practice that is relevant for the business in society agenda.
With this background in mind, this workshop will gather together speakers (and workshop participants) who are already involved in, planning or have a keen interest in research on the linkages between corporate tax and sustainability issues. The workshop will include presentation of innovative proposals as well as space for more general conversations about potential future research streams, key concepts that could inform work at this intersection, and theoretical themes or methodological approaches that are relevant to this work.
It is our hope that the engagement between researchers from a variety of disciplines and with a variety of perspectives will generate new insights and add value to ongoing research that will enter the literature in the years to come.
 The public key note speech by Professor Reuven Avi-Yonah from University of Michigan will be on “"Taxation after the Pandemic” and followed by a Q&A (sign up below).

Scientific committee for assessing paper proposals:

Jeremy Moon, Director of CBS Sustainability, Department of Management, Society and Communication, CBS, Denmark
Steen Vallentin, Academic co-director of CBS Sustainability, Department of Management, Society and Communication, CBS, Denmark
Sara Jespersen, Department of Management, Society and Communication, CBS, Denmark
Lynne Oats, University of Exeter Business School, UK
Reuven Avi-Yonah, University of Michigan Law School, US
Mattia Anesa, The University of Sydney Business School, Australia

PDF icon Meet Workshop's Participants here.

Programme outline:

Day One (Wednesday June 24th)
Welcome and Workshop Aims by Professor Mogens Kamp Justesen & CBS Sustainability Centre Director Jeremy Moon
Panel of papers and discussion:
- Measuring the Scale of a Complex Issue
- Assessing Legislation
- Internal Controls and Audits

Day Two (Thursday June 25th)
Panel of papers and discussion:
- Narratives and Institutional Change
Public Key Note Presentation: Professor Reuven Avi-Yonah (University of Michigan) - sign up here.

Day Three (Friday June 26th)
Panel of papers and discussion:
- Tax Professionals and Their Context
Public Practitioners’ View with Participation of Private Sector Representatives and Other Active Voices in the Public Debate - sign up here.

PDF icon See the full program here.


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