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The American corporation today

Author: Carl Kaysen
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
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In The American Corporation Today, Carl Kaysen and other leading students of business and markets from around the country provide a much-needed analysis of American corporate life at the end of the century. Here is the American corporation from every angle - its postwar history, its relation to the law, its financing, its impact on technological innovation, its role as employer and as political force, and much more.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Kaysen
ISBN: 0195104927 9780195104929
OCLC Number: 34886987
Awards: Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 1996.
Description: x, 501 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Rise and transformation of the American corporation / George David Smith, Davis Dyer --
How American is the American corporation? : the corporation and the law, 1959-1994 / Mark J. Roe --
Financing the American corporation : the changing menu of financial relationships / Charles W. Calomiris, Carlos D. Ramirez --
U.S. corporation and technical progress / David C. Mowery, Richard R. Nelson --
American corporation as an employer : past, present, and future possibilities / Thomas A. Kochan --
Corporation faces issues of race and gender / Barbara R. Bergmann --
Corporate education and training / Michael Useem --
Modern corporation as an efficiency instrument : the comparative contracting perspective / Oliver E. Williamson, Janet Bercovitz --
Corporation as a dispenser of welfare and security / Gregory Acs, Eugene Steuerle --
Almost everywhere : surging inequality and falling real wages / Lestor Thurow --
Corporation as a political actor / James Q. Wilson --
Architecture and the business corporation / Neil Harris.
Responsibility: edited by Carl Kaysen.
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