Dr. Sumner's work focuses on the relationship between companies and government in both the developing and developed world, with a particular emphasis on how the private provision of public goods represents a strategic choice by both the company and the government. This choice then has consequences for the ability of the government to function, the company's bottom line, and how citizens see both the government and the corporation. Professor Sumner's work explores both why companies offer and governments approve these service provisions and what the private provision of public services means for government legitimacy and our global economy.
Date: Friday, October 19, 2018
Location: Dinwiddie Hall, Room 108
Coffee and cookies will be served.