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Constructing corporate America

Author: Kenneth Lipartito; David B Sicilia
Publisher: New York : Oxford university press, 2004.
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Why and how has the business corporation come to exert such a powerful influence on American society? The essays here take up this question, offering a fresh perspective on the ways in which the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Lipartito; David B Sicilia
ISBN: 0199251908 9780199251902 0199251894 9780199251896
OCLC Number: 492507826
Description: 1 vol.(XII-369 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction Crossing Corporate Boundaries ; PART I: THE CORPORATE PROJECT ; 1. Partnerships, Corporations, and the Limits on Contractual Freedom in US History: An Essay in Economics, Law, and Culture ; 2. From Partners to Plutocrats: Nineteenth-Century Shareholder Voting Rights and Theories of the Corporation ; 3. The Utopian Corporation ; 4. Whose Hubris? Brandeis, Scientific Management, and the Railroads ; PART II: CORPORATE-STATE INTERDEPENDENCIES ; 5. The Monopoly Enigma, the Reagan Administration's Antitrust Experiment, and the Global Economy ; 6. Corporate Technological Capabilities and the State: A Dynamic Historical Interaction ; 7. The Corporation Under Seige: Social Movements, Regulation, Public Relations, and Tort Law since World War II ; PART III: THE BUSINESS OF IDENTITY ; 8. The Business of Jews ; 9. White Corporate America: The New Arbiter of Race? ; 10. Wall Street Women's Herstories ; 11. New Economy Romanticism, Narratives of Corporate Personhood, and the Antimanagerial Impulse ; Afterword Towards New Renderings
Responsibility: ed. by Kenneth Lipartito and David B. Sicilia.
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