This isn’t an area I know a ton about (and think it is easy to fall into Orientalist trappings about – this isn’t an accusation of it against you, but a general statement), but I do think it has relevancy.
While corporations and their advocates will often spin their decisions as rational, inevitable, and capital-C Correct, it is important to understand that they aren’t any of those things. Or, if they are, they are only rational, inevitable, and correct under certain models and ways of understanding society.
I’m not an economic historian, but my limited knowledge of ‘financialisation’ is what I cannot extricate from this discussion. Since the 1980s, national economies and corporations have become ever-more focused on developing the financial services aspect of their economies. This drives a certain way of seeing the world, and helps to nurture the state-within-a-company that is its finance department. This has played out differently in different parts of the world – and is absolutely linked to the slavish adoration of shareholders now.