Boel Flodgren acted as the
Vice-chancellor of Lund University for more than 10 years, until 31 December
2002. In this capacity she inaugurated SASNET’s
Workshop on Global Networking, held in August 2001. Read
her inaugural speech!
After her tenure as Vice-chancellor she returned to her professorial position
at the Dept. of Business Law, and she has since intitiated a new research
project on Global Trade, and the legal consequences of globalization.
The project includes studies on India, and comparative studies between
India and China.
The Department as a whole also strives to build a research
environment where the development of law in the global economy should
become a focal point. Therefore a symposium on “Legal
Perspectives in a Global Business Environment” was arranged 19–20 August 2004, providing a platform for legal scholars
(including PhD candidates), legal practitioners and other interested colleagues
to explore and discuss new research and legal practice within the field.
It will be a two-day event comprising of keynote speeches and discussion
based workshops exploring the topic both at a general level and in the
specific fields of corporate governance, financial reporting, international
contract law, taxation, labour law, investment and intellectual property
rights. The aim is to contribute to a deeper theoretical and practical
understanding of the role of legal institutions and legal rules in today’s
global economy, how legal systems are interconnected and if so, how national
legal systems are developing according to the general principles from
the global “arena”.
Contributions to the 2004 international conference have been published in ”Corporate and Employment Perspectives in a Global Business Environment”, in the Kluwer Law international series Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations 60, Kluwer Law International 2006.
In 2007, Boel Flodgren published an article (in Swedish) titled ”Handelsrätten i globaliseringen – Harmonisering eller ’The Battle of the Laws?’”(”Commercial Law and Globalization – Harmonization or ’The Battle of the Laws?’”) in the Liber Amicorum (Vänbok) to Lars Gorton, Juristförlaget i Lund.