Events Calendar 2013
Seminar Series: Perspectives on Reputation
Wednesday 22 May, 12:15pm - Seminar Room 14
David Whetten, Jack Wheatley Professor of Organizational Studies and Director of the Faculty Development Center at Brigham Young University and a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford.
Seminar: Strengthening the Concept of Organizational Identity.
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Monday 20 May 2013 - Tax & Reputation Conference
What are the reputational consequences of perceived corporate tax avoidance?
The Public Accounts Committee's grilling of Starbucks, Google and Amazon has struck a chord with the general public. Many now view multinationals as aggressive tax avoiders, and believe that corporation tax is essentially voluntary. Starbucks' offer to pay more has only reinforced that view.
This joint conference will address several issues arising. From the government's perspective, is naming and shaming an appropriate policy? Or should it focus on closing loopholes, or more fundamental tax reform? From a corporate perspective, how harmful is negative publicity about taxes? How should companies and professional firms engage with the debate? And from an activist's perspective, if the aim is to generate higher tax revenues, are attacks on multinationals the best approach?
09:00-09:30 Registration and coffee
09:30-10:45 Session 1 – introduction to the day
Chair: Christopher McKenna, Director, Novak Druce Centre for Professional Service Firms
• David Gauke MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury
• Philippa Foster Back OBE, Director of the Institute of Business Ethics
• Sir Roger Carr, President, CBI
10:45-11:15 Break – coffee/pastries and networking
11:15-12:30 Session 2 – panel and Q&A
Chair: Rupert Younger, Director, Centre for Corporate Reputation
• John Gapper, Associate Editor, Financial Times
• Bill Dodwell, Head of Tax Policy, Deloitte LLP
• Joseph Stead, Senior Adviser on Economic Justice, Christian Aid
• Margaret Hodge MP, Chair, Public Accounts Committee
• Graham Holford, Head of Group Tax, SABMiller
12:30-12:45 Closing commentary
Michael Devereux, Director, Centre for Business Taxation
Places at this forum are restricted because of venue size. If you are interested in attending, please contact Clare Ruthven-Stuart.
Reputation Symposium 2013
Wednesday 4th September - Friday 6th September 2013, Corpus Christi College, Oxford