The Corporation

The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power
Author: Joel Bakan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780337418
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 160
View: 9792
New Edition What would the world be like if its ruling elite was insane? The most powerful class of institution on earth, the corporation, is by any reasonable measure hopelessly and unavoidably demented. The corporation lies, steals and kills without remorse and without hesitation when it serves the interests of its shareholders to do so. It obeys the law only when the costs of crime exceed the profits. Corporate social responsibility is impossible except insofar as it is insincere. At once a diagnosis and a course of treatment, The Corporation is essential reading for those who want to understand the nature of the modern business system. It is a sober and careful attempt to describe the world as it is, rather than as corporate public relations departments would have us believe it to be. It reveals a world more exotic and more terrifying than any of us could have imagined. And although a billion dollar industry is trying to convince you otherwise, the corporations that surround us are not our friends. Charming and plausible though they are, they can only ever see us as resources to be used. This is the real world, not science fiction, and it really is us or them.

The Structure of the Corporation

A Legal Analysis
Author: Melvin A. Eisenberg
Publisher: Beard Books
ISBN: 9781587982880
Category: Law
Page: 352
View: 1880
This book examines the role of officers, directors and shareholders in the governance of the modern publicly held corporation.

Concept of the Corporation

Author: Peter F. Drucker
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412814072
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 329
View: 2979
Concept of the Corporation was the first study ever of the constitution, structure, and internal dynamics of a major business enterprise. Basing his work on a two-year analysis of the company done during the closing years of World War II, Drucker looks at the General Motors managerial organization from within. He tries to understand what makes the company work so effectively, what its core principles are, and how they contribute to its successes. The themes this volume addresses go far beyond the business corporation, into a consideration of the dynamics of the so-called corporate state itself. When the book initially appeared, General Motors managers rejected it as unfairly critical and antibusiness. Yet, the GM concept of the corporation and its principles of organization later became models for organizations worldwide. Not only businesses, but also government agencies, research laboratories, hospitals, and universities have found in Concept of the Corporation a basis for effective organization and management. Because it offers a fundamental theory of corporate goals, this book is a valuable resource for business professionals and organization analysts. It will also be of interest to students and professionals in economics, public administration, and political science. Professional and technical readers who admire Peter Drucker's work will want to be certain this volume is in their personal library. At a time when everything from the size to the structure of corporations is being questioned, this classic should prove a valuable guide.

The Corporation

A Theological Inquiry
Author: Michael Novak
Publisher: American Enterprise Institute
ISBN: 9780844722030
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 234
View: 2372
This book discusses how theology and the American corporation as an institution are intertwined.

Toward a Theology of the Corporation

Author: Michael Novak
Publisher: American Enterprise Institute
ISBN: 9780844737447
Category: Medical
Page: 63
View: 7907

Redefining the Corporation

Stakeholder Management and Organizational Wealth
Author: James E. Post,Lee E. Preston,Sybille Sauter-Sachs
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804743105
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
View: 5880
This book shows how the modern corporation must meet the expectations of diverse constiutents who contribute to its existence and success, the stakeholders: resource providers, customers, suppliers, alliance partners, and social and political actors. It argues that the corporation must be seen as an institution engaged in mobilizing resources to create wealth and benefits for all its stakeholders.

Greening the Corporation

Management Strategy and the Environmental Challenge
Author: Peter Thayer Robbins
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 1849776032
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 198
View: 2317
Corporate responses to environmental challenges are often held directly or indirectly responsible for significant worldwide environmental destruction. Corporations are beginning to respond to environmental and social concerns and are taking these into account. This process, known as the greening of the corporation is fraught with contradictions since the foremost aim of corporations is to earn profits. Robbins analyses the approaches of four major international companies: ARCO Chemical; Ben & Jerry's; Shell; and The Body Shop.

Revealing the Corporation

Perspectives on Identity, Image, Reputation, Corporate Branding, and Corporate-level Marketing : an Anthology
Author: John M. T. Balmer,Stephen A. Greyser
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415284219
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 365
View: 703
An international and multidisciplinary collection, edited by pioneers in the field, this work captures the quintessence of the corporation and its many inner and outer manifestations, presenting readers with a new approach to the subject area. Fully revised and updated with the original contributions contextualized by the editors' analyses and commentary to draw them together into a coherent whole, this anthology affords readers a new way of comprehending organizations. This new edition features a new introductory section to branding and public relations, contextualizing the rest of the volume new case vignettes for each section with enhanced pedagogy to enable reader reflection on the themes examined new readings and an updated Harvard style case study revised and updated commentary and analysis from the editors Filled with illuminating articles that stem from the 1950s to the present day, highlighting both practitioner and scholarly perspectives on the subject, this reader is an essential text for all students of marketing, reputation, business and corporate strategy, public relations, communications and branding.

Enacting the Corporation

An American Mining Firm in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia
Author: Marina Welker
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520957954
Category: Social Science
Page: 306
View: 6375
What are corporations, and to whom are they responsible? Anthropologist Marina Welker draws on two years of research at Newmont Mining Corporation’s Denver headquarters and its Batu Hijau copper and gold mine in Sumbawa, Indonesia, to address these questions. Against the backdrop of an emerging Corporate Social Responsibility movement and changing state dynamics in Indonesia, she shows how people enact the mining corporation in multiple ways: as an ore producer, employer, patron, promoter of sustainable development, religious sponsor, auditable organization, foreign imperialist, and environmental threat. Rather than assuming that corporations are monolithic, profit-maximizing subjects, Welker turns to anthropological theories of personhood to develop an analytic model of the corporation as an unstable collective subject with multiple authors, boundaries, and interests. Enacting the Corporation demonstrates that corporations are constituted through continuous struggles over relations with—and responsibilities to—local communities, workers, activists, governments, contractors, and shareholders.

Information Technology and the Corporation of the 1990s

Research Studies
Author: Thomas J. Allen,Michael S. Scott Morton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195361780
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 544
View: 3973
One of the most pathbreaking and influential business books of the 1990s is The Corporation of the 1990s by Michael Scott Morton. Its expert view of how information technology would influence organizations and their ability to survive and prosper in the 1990s has become the benchmark of thinking about information technology. Now, in a supporting companion volume, Information Technology and the Corporation of the 1990s makes available the research on which The Corporation of the 1990s was based. The research was conducted at the Sloan School of Management at MIT by the Management in the 1990s program. The program was funded by a group of 12 industrial and government sponsors from the United States and Britain which included American Express, Digital Equipment Corporation, Eastman Kodak, British Petroleum, MCI Communications, General Motors, U.S. Army, ICL Ltd., Internal Revenue Service, Ernst & Young, BellSouth, and CIGNA Corporation. Information Technology and the Corporation of the 1990s aims to disseminate ideas on how organizations can manage the impact of information technology, and also to raise issues and stimulate further thought by both academics and professionals. The book is divided into three sections which cover the information technology revolution, strategic options, and organization and management responses. It incorporates the work of many important scholars including Charles Jonscher, Michael J. Piore, Thomas W. Malone. JoAnne Yates, Robert I. Benjamin, Gary W. Loveman, Eric von Hippel, Edgar H. Schein, Stanley M. Besen, Garth Saloner, N. Venkatraman, Akbar Zaheer, John C. Henderson, Jay C. Cooprider, Kevin Crowston, Jeongsuk Koh, Gordon Walker, Laura Poppo, John S. Carroll, Constance Perin, Brian T. Pentland, John Chalykoff, Lotte Bailyn, D. Eleanor Westney, Sumantra Ghoshal, John D.C. Little, Thomas J. Allen, Oscar Hauptman, Lisa M. Lynch, Paul Osterman, Thomas A. Kochan, and John Paul MacDuffie.

The Corporation

Author: Wesley B. Truitt
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313336065
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 276
View: 7554
A soup-to-nuts guide to the workings of the "corporation"--its pros and cons and how it has developed into the most dominant and powerful business model.

Re-Creating the Corporation

A Design of Organizations for the 21st Century
Author: Russell L. Ackoff
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199839421
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
View: 8159
Over the last three decades the average life expectancy of a corporation in North America has dipped well below 20 years. In fact, by 1983 a full third of the 1970 Fortune 500 companies had been acquired, merged, or broken apart. In this landmark book, one of the business world's foremost pioneers, Russell L. Ackoff, delivers this indispensable guide for those hoping to beat these odds--and to better navigate the corporate challenges of the next millennium. While most business and management schools continue to teach the functions of a corporation separately--production, marketing, finance, personnel--the reality is that for a corporation to endure each division must work with the others to create an effective system. Re-Creating the Corporation is Ackoff's masterful blueprint for understanding and creating these model corporate systems. In four comprehensive sections--Background, Process, Designs, and Change--Ackoff lays out in clear concise prose the five organizational goals of successful corporate systems: plan effectively, learn and adapt rapidly, democratize, introduce internal market economies, and employ a flexible structure that will minimize the need for future restructuring. And through a deft mix of practical and theoretical examples drawn from a wide range of applications in a wide range of firms, this book ultimately guides executives to the system best suited to meet their organizational goals. Re-Creating the Corporation, which is the culmination of a lifetime of innovative and insightful business thought from one of the business world's premier thinkers, is essential reading for those attempting to navigate the rapidly changing economic environment of the next millennium.

The Corporation

Growth, Diversification and Mergers
Author: Dennis C. Mueller
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136456406
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 112
View: 4653
First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Representing the Corporation

Strategies for Legal Counsel
Author: Richard H. Weise
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 1567063365
Category: Law
Page: 2200
View: 9970
Representing the Corporation gives you the inside track on understanding the legal services the corporation is really seeking from its counsel. Richard H. Weise shares his 30 years of experience in corporate legal affairs to show you how to develop practices that are in tune with the needs and requirements of the client. Weise offers valuable guidance to in-house counsel and practitioners on: Getting client feedback effectively -- Developing a healthy interdependent relationship with the client -- Implementing an effective dispute resolution important client satisfier -- Helping a client with ethics management issues -- Offering the client a "no surprises" covenant. -- Working with the client on important compliance issues and crisis management. -- Plus leading-edge coverage of vital topics such as the law of the Internet, international corporate practice, intellectual property, securities law, government contracting, tax, mergers and acquisitions, and more.Representing the Corporation contains a wealth of adaptable sample forms, checklists, spreadsheets, in-house reports, and manuals for your particular situation.

The Corporation

Author: Bruce Cornish,Randy Pepper
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595322190
Category: Fiction
Page: 312
View: 8771
When American citizens are hi-jacked at sea and a Cuban military base goes up in flames, the eyes of the world turn towards the U.S. with suspicion. Thus begins a maelstrom that both nations are helpless to control or even comprehend. Accusations fly as the situation deteriorates towards a military showdown. The executives of Global Risk, an international risk management company, know the truth behind the attacks. And one man stands at the vortex, Frank Shepard, Chief of Staff to the President of the United States and former executive at The Corporation. He understands the extent of the company's ambition and their ability to fulfill it. Frank must ride the razors edge as he guides the President through the crisis and attempts to control a company that would usurp a nation. The Corporation Just another day at the office.

The Corporation

Growth, Diversification and Mergers
Author: Dennis C. Mueller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134487665
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
View: 4081
This book reviews the theory of the firm and the large modern corporation. Examining the process of entrepreneurial capitalism in which firms come into existence, then managerial capitalism and the changing motives of management in corporations - The Corporation is a thorough and thoughtful account. Of interest to students and academics in the area, this book will also prove to be an intriguing read for professionals.

Who owns the corporation?

management vs. shareholders
Author: Edward Jay Epstein
Publisher: Priority Pr Pubns
ISBN: 9780870782084
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 69
View: 7441

The Corporation as Anomaly

Author: David E. Schrader
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521033756
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 220
View: 4486
This 1993 book discusses the rise of the marginalist conception of the firm over the past two centuries.

Moralizing the Corporation

Transnational Activism and Corporate Accountability
Author: Boris Holzer
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1849806810
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 180
View: 8091
Each chapter in this book by itself is a worthy contribution to the existing research on the TNC in a globalised world. In-spire, Journal of Law, Politics and Societies The argument of this book is so powerful and convincing because it focuses on global subpolitics: the corporate (ir)responsibility, the power of its critics, and the consuming citizen. This shift of perspectives and its sophistication makes Moralizing the Corporation a must-read for anyone interested in the dynamics of globalization. Ulrich Beck, University of Munich, Germany Moralizing the Corporation offers a multi-disciplinary analysis of the conflicts between transnational corporations and transnational advocacy groups. The book is theoretically sophisticated and full of interesting and nuanced empirical findings that generate new knowledge about the relationship between politics and markets. It views transnational corporations as quasi-public institutions and explains their vulnerability to the non-state authority of political consumers and protest groups. Holzer develops theory on transnational subpolitics and corporate reflexivity and should be read by scholars and activists alike. Michele Micheletti, University of Stockholm, Sweden This insightful book examines how transnational corporations respond to the challenges of anti-corporate activism and political consumerism. In prominent cases involving major corporations such as Nestlé, Nike and Royal Dutch/Shell, transnational activists have successfully mobilized public opinion and consumers against alleged corporate misdemeanours. Campaigns and boycott calls can harm a corporation s image but, as this book points out, public scrutiny also gives corporations the opportunity to present themselves as responsible and accountable corporate citizens who subscribe to the very norms and values propagated by the activists. Academics, scholars and postgraduate students in international business management, organization studies, social movement studies and political sociology will find this book invaluable.

By-laws of the Corporation of the City of Annapolis, Revised

To which is Prefixed the Amendments of the Charter of Said City
Author: Annapolis (Md.).
Publisher: N.A
Page: 57
View: 1467