Session 2: Taxation + Social Responsibility

We will explain the need for new ways to think about the benefits of paying corporate tax.

Through business examples we will show the invisibility of taxes in the relationships between companies and the public in different cultures using the case of the iPhone (tax payments for its many components along the manufacturing chain) and Norsk Tipping, a Norwegian gambling company.

We will discuss implications for the future by showing how relationships between companies and the consuming public could be nurtured through increased transparency of tax payments and the role of taxes in creating sustainable communities.

Session Contributors:

Pavle Menalo, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Niccolò Marino, Beyond Research srl, Milano, Italy

Lotta Björklund Larsen, University of Exeter Business School, UK

Hera Brown, Fulbright-Schuman Researcher to the European Union, USA

Christine B. Avenarius, The Central Agency for Continuing Vocational Education and Training in the Skilled Crafts (ZWH), Berlin, Germany