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The Corporation In A Democratic Society

Author : Edward J. Bander
ISBN : UOM:39015004665942
Genre : Corporations
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A compilation of articles by different authors discussing the various aspects of a corporation, including its development, functions, responsiblities, authority, and the corporate conscience.
Category: Corporations

The Political Power Of The Business Corporation

Author : Stephen Wilks
ISBN : 9781849807326
Genre : Business & Economics
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The large business corporation has become a governing institution in national and global politics. This study offers a critical account of its political dominance and lack of democratic legitimacy.
Category: Business & Economics

Corporate Power In Civil Society

Author : David Sciulli
ISBN : 0814797865
Genre : Business & Economics
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The corporate mega-mergers of the 1980s and 1990s raise questions about the influence of such globalism on the development of civil society. This book maps the legal limits of corporate power in our democratic society and explores the role of the corporate judiciary in creating public policy.
Category: Business & Economics

Corporate Power And Social Responsibility

Author : Neil H. Jacoby
ISBN : 9780029159408
Genre : Business & Economics
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One of America's most distinguished economists, Neil H. Jacoby has served as a public member of the Phase II pay board, an economic adviser to President Eisenhower, founding dean of UCLA's Graduate School of Management, and a consultant to numerous government agencies and private corporations. In "Corporate Power And Social Responsibility" he gives a thorough, objective "social assessment" of the American corporation. He identifies trends which point to a changing corporate role at home and abroad and he offers creative reforms of corporate and public policy which will promote a more "just, efficient, creative and democratic society." Jacoby finds no evidence to support New Left charges that the U.S. has become a "corporate state." In fact, he says, corporate political power is waning, conglomeration is tapering off, the corporate share of the nation's wealth is holding steady at 28%. Competition, says Jacoby, is on the increase. Where price and quality of materials and manufacturing were once the only factors, mushrooming technology, new business practices and new markets have created new competitive pressures. An increasing variety of product features, services, warranties, credit terms and trade-in allowances have multiplied consumer choices. As a smaller and smaller proportion of personal income is spent on necessities, competition between different kinds of products has become more important (should discretionary income go for a sail boat or a trip to Europe?). In many industries, increasing competition from foreign manufacturers is a factor. Rapid changes in business practices and technology have even made potential competition from entering firms and new products animportant consideration. Still, Jacoby sees much need for improvement. He proposes measures to increase the political power of the consumer, upgrade the performance of boards of directors, expand the involvement of stockholders in company decision-making, encourage environmental responsibility, and make defense companies function efficiently. For the future, Jacoby predicts the continued decline of corporate power as government regulation expands and new, competing interest blocs spring up. At the same time corporations will become more responsive to changing social values and priorities. The rapid growth of multinational firms, he believes, will increase the stability of the world order and promote the growth of regional and world-wide political organization.
Category: Business & Economics

Business And Society Ethics Sustainability And Stakeholder Management

Author : Archie Carroll
ISBN : 9780538453165
Genre : Business & Economics
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Demonstrate for your students the importance of business ethics, sustainability and stakeholder management from a strong managerial perspective with Carroll/Buchholtz’s BUSINESS AND SOCIETY: ETHICS, SUSTAINABILITY, AND STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT, 8E. Students learn how effective business decision makers balance and protect the interests of various stakeholders, including investors, employees, the community, and the environment -- particularly as business recovers from a perilous financial period. Proven content emphasizes the social, legal, political, and ethical responsibilities of a business to both external and internal stakeholder groups. The authors effectively balance strong coverage of ethics and the stakeholder model with a new focus on one of business’s most recent, urgent mandates: sustainability. This edition’s new sustainability clearly reflects the interconnectivity between business and the natural, social, and financial environments, illustrating how all three must be maintained in balance to sustain current and future generations. A wealth of new real business cases and Ethics in Practice cases blend with coverage of the most recent research, laws and examples. Practical applications teach future managers to focus their reasoning and enhance the precision with which they consider and make ethical decisions. With this edition’s comprehensive package, including a Test Bank correlated to AACSB standards, dynamic new website and other resources, you can provide your students with the solid understanding of ethical, sustainability and stakeholder issues they need for success in business and today’s society. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Business & Economics

Corporate Dreams

Author : James Hoopes
ISBN : 9780813552040
Genre : Business & Economics
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Public trust in corporations plummeted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, when “Lehman Brothers” and “General Motors” became dirty words for many Americans. In Corporate Dreams, James Hoopes argues that Americans still place too much faith in corporations and, especially, in the idea of “values-based leadership” favored by most CEOs. The danger of corporations, he suggests, lies not just in their economic power, but also in how their confused and undemocratic values are infecting Americans’ visions of good governance. Corporate Dreams proposes that Americans need to radically rethink their relationships with big business and the government. Rather than buying into the corporate notion of “values-based leadership,” we should view corporate leaders with the same healthy suspicion that our democratic political tradition teaches us to view our political leaders. Unfortunately, the trend is moving the other way. Corporate notions of leadership are invading our democratic political culture when it should be the reverse. To diagnose the cause and find a cure for our toxic attachment to corporate models of leadership, Hoopes goes back to the root of the problem, offering a comprehensive history of corporate culture in America, from the Great Depression to today’s Great Recession. Combining a historian’s careful eye with an insider’s perspective on the business world, this provocative volume tracks changes in government economic policy, changes in public attitudes toward big business, and changes in how corporate executives view themselves. Whether examining the rise of Leadership Development programs or recounting JFK’s Pyrrhic victory over U.S. Steel, Hoopes tells a compelling story of how America lost its way, ceding authority to the policies and values of corporate culture. But he also shows us how it’s not too late to return to our democratic ideals—and that it’s not too late to restore the American dream.
Category: Business & Economics

Business And Democracy

Author : Ann Bernstein
ISBN : STANFORD:36105023158962
Genre : Political Science
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Reports the results of a major qualitative transnational study on the role of business in democratic transitions and economic development conducted over several years by the Institute for the Study of Economic Culture of Boston University, headed by Berger, and the Centre for Development and Enterprise in Johannesburg, headed by Bernstein. Includes case studies of Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, and Spain as well as the US and South Africa. The contributors, business scholars and social scientists, use the new light the findings throw on how business shapes societies to explore the implications for the future. Distributed in the US by Continuum. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Political Science

Small Business And Society

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Small Business
ISBN : PURD:32754078214222
Genre : Electronic books
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"The purpose of these hearings is to aid the committee in arriving at a clearly defined philosophy of small business as a phenomenon that is intricately related to the quality of life in the United States. To meet this objective, we need to know why and in what way small business contributes to the ideals of our society. Therefore, we are bringing before the committee thoughtful people from many disciplines who will discuss why and how the institution of small business reflects, reinforces, and responds to the value of the American people. In addition, we shall reevaluate the policy that Congress has created to protect and nurture small business, and to consider such questions as: Is that policy still viable and why? What contribution does small business make to the quality of life in the United States? Is the decline of relative power of small- and medium-size firms indicative of a yet further decline, and, if so, in what way will our communities and our people be affected economically, politically, and socially?"--Page 1.
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Author : Sandra Mathison
ISBN : 0313339414
Genre : Education
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Discusses controversial issues in education over the past one hundred years, including charter schools, distance education, students' rights, home schooling, and the "no child left behind" initiative.
Category: Education

The U S Business Corporation

Author : John Robert Meyer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038485467
Genre : Business & Economics
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Managers Vs Owners

Author : Allen Kaufman
ISBN : UCSC:32106012150220
Genre : Business and politics
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Addressing the place of the large corporation in a democratic society, this study examines the debate over the rules that individuals or organized groups would agree to follow in their actions to accrue social advantages. Business ethics are discussed from
Category: Business and politics

The Social Responsibilities Of Business

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ISBN : 1412838991
Genre : Business & Economics
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The concept of the social responsibility of business has roots in the Puritan doctrine of stewardship as well as the nineteenth-century "gospel of wealth," but business leaders only began to consider community welfare as a whole in the context of their corporate aspirations of the latter half of the twentieth century. Originally appearing in 1970, The Social Responsibilities of Business surveys the history of corporate actions in pursuit of social responsibility, and attempts to assess likely developments. Reissued in 1988 by Transaction with a new introduction by the author and now available in paperback, the volume provides Morrell Heald the opportunity to evaluate his earlier predictions and identify prospects for further development in the area of corporate social responsibility. Some of Heald's predictions have not yet come to fruition, and he reflects upon the reasons. No effective structure yet exists to permit an open exchange of views and needs between business and representatives of its various constituencies. In addition, two of Heald's earlier suggestions have not taken root in the way he anticipated--the company foundation, and the corporate social audit--and he assesses why they have not, and what opportunities they still provide. The Social Responsibilities of Business provides essential background for understanding the developing social role of the corporation and for assessing its future direction. "[A] well-documented study that reflects a careful choice of source materials. The author's judgments are sober, balanced, and objectiveà . A genuine contribution to deeper understanding of America's social conscience in the twentieth century."--Gerald D. Nash, Journal of American History Morrell Heald is Samuel B. and Virginia C. Knight Professor of Humanities at Case Western Reserve University. He is also the author of Transatlantic Vistas: American Journalists in Europe, 1900-1940.
Category: Business & Economics

Economic Imperatives And Ethical Values In Global Business

Author : S. Prakash Sethi
ISBN : 9781461544913
Genre : Business & Economics
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religious values at the office door. Apartheid was an evil, and business had great power in South Africa. Where there is power, there is also responsibil ity. I prayed about this long and hard. I pushed the companies as much as I thought I could. There were advances and there were setbacks, but finally we prevailed and the Blacks of South Africa secured their freedom. My effort in behalf of the Sullivan Principles was only one of a number of significant efforts of the anti-apartheid movement. All of those other efforts must be recognized, as well. The Sullivan Principles and the manner in which they were implemented in South Africa were in the nature of a grand experiment in the sociopolitical change and economic uplifting of the Black people of South Africa. What is even more important is that the Principles were driven by an ethical and moral imperative, and were voluntarily implemented by a group of enlight ened United States multinational corporations. No grand design or vision is ever perfect. We fall prey to human follies, limited understanding of the future, and necessary compromises to seek not what is perfect but what is possible. Thus, any such effort is subject to criticism from those who seek ideological purity and those who seek to minimize the impact of change from the status quo . .
Category: Business & Economics

The Divine Right Of Capital

Author : Marjorie Kelly
ISBN : 9781609945459
Genre : Business & Economics
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* Updated paperback edition includes a new chapter and a Reader's Guide * Explores the real causes of the Enron fiasco and other recent corporate scandals * Explodes the myth that the stock market is "democratizing" wealth * Gives practical guidance to help employees and communities change corporate governance and unfetter the genius of the free market Wealth inequality, corporate welfare, and industrial pollution are symptoms-the fevers and chills of the economy. The underlying illness, says Business Ethics magazine founder Marjorie Kelly, is shareholder primacy: the corporate drive to make profits for shareholders, no matter who pays the cost. In The Divine Right of Capital, Kelly argues that focusing on the interests of stockholders to the exclusion of everyone else's interests is a form of discrimination based on property or wealth. She shows how this bias is held by our institutional structures, much as they once held biases against blacks and women. The Divine Right of Capital exposes six aristocratic principles that corporations are built on, principles that we would never accept in our modern democratic society but which we accept unquestioningly in our economy. Wealth bias is a holdover from our pre-democratic past. It has enabled shareholders to become a kind of economic aristocracy. Kelly shows how to design more equitable alternatives-new property rights, new forms of corporate governance, new ways of looking at corporate performance-that build on both free-market and democratic principles. We think of shareholder primacy as the natural law of the free market, much as our forebears thought of monarchy as the most natural form of government. But in The Divine Right of Capital, Kelly brilliantly demonstrates that it is no more "natural" than any other human creation. People designed this system and people can change it. We need a change of mind as profound as that of the American Revolution. We must question the legitimacy of a system that gives the wealthy few-the ten percent of Americans who own ninety percent of all stock-a disproportionate power over the many. In so doing, we can fulfill the democratic principles of our nation not only in the political sphere, but in the economic sphere as well.
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Power And Democracy In America

Author : Peter F. Drucker
ISBN : 9781789128086
Genre : History
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This book is a stimulating contribution to the new literature. It is not intended as a comprehensive review of the full range of topics nor is it solely a summary of research findings. It consists, in essence, of an open-ended debate on a limited series of related issues in which the reader is invited to participate. Who might profit by an examination of these topics? What can a reader expect to learn through perusing this particular account and even vicariously joining in the discussion of the social structure of power, the role of bureaucracy in American life today, and what is meant by a democratic society? In addition, the book offers the perceptive reader an illuminating example of a much neglected topic in that segment of the new literature which stems from the social sciences, namely, the role of the observer in relationship to what is observed. The editors should be commended for bringing together not a bland series of polite statements but a stimulating discussion which raises more questions than it answers. More important, it raises questions that have to be posed in any significant appraisal of America today.—John Useem, Head Sociology and Anthropology, Michigan State University
Category: History