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Constructing corporate America : history, politics, culture

Author: Kenneth Lipartito; David B Sicilia
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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This collection of cutting-edge research reviews the evolution of the American corporation, the domination trends in the way it has been studied, and at the same time introduces some new perspectives on the historical trajectory of the business organization as a social institution.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Constructing corporate America.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004301864
(OCoLC)51964826
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Lipartito; David B Sicilia
ISBN: 9780191530807 0191530808 9780199251896 0199251894 9780199251902 0199251908
OCLC Number: 302364995
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 369 p.) : ill.
Contents: Introduction: Crossing corporate boundaries / Kenneth Lipartito, David B. Sicilia --
PART I. THE CORPORATE PROJECT --
Partnerships, corporations, and the limits on contractual freedom in US history: an essay in economics, law, and culture / Naomi R. Lamoreaux --
From citizens to plutocrats: nineteenth-century shareholder voting rights and theories of the corporation / Colleen A. Dunlavy --
The Utopian corporation / Kenneth Lipartito --
Whose hubris? Brandeis, scientific management, and the railroads / Gerald Berk --
PART II. CORPORATE-STATE INTERDEPENDENCIES --
The monopoly enigma, the Reagan administration's antitrust experiment, and the global economy / Louis Galambos --
Corporate technological capabilities and the state: a dynamic historical interaction / David M. Hart --
The corporation under siege: social movements, regulation, public relations, and tort law since World War II / David B. Sicilia --
PART III. THE BUSINESS OF IDENTITY --
The business of Jews / Charles Dellheim --
White corporate America: the new arbiter of race? / Juliet E.K. Walker --
Wall Street women's herstories / Melissa Fisher --
New economy romanticism, narratives of corporate personhood, and the antimanagerial impulse / Eric Guthey --
Afterword: Towards new renderings / Kenneth Lipartito, David B. Sicilia.
Responsibility: edited by Kenneth Lipartito and David B. Sicilia.

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