This article examines whether the evolution of company narrative reporting based on section 172 UK Companies Act 2006 can be characterised as reflexive law, which preserves the balance between utilitarian company law shareholder value approach and the corporate responsibility demands by society; thereby mediating between semi-autonomous sub-systems of company law and social responsibility. It discovers an evolving process in company law, which has some indications of reflexive law and governance within self-imposed limits of non-interference in ‘private’ spheres of governance. The result is progressive in scope but incapable of delivering radical normative shift in company law towards stakeholder responsibility.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||European Business Law Review|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2021|
- Company law
- company reporting
- reflexive governance
- reflexive law
- social responsibility
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- School of Business and Law - Principal Lecturer
- Law, Society and Justice Research and Enterprise Group