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The road to co-operation : escaping the bottom line

Author: Gordon J Pearson
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England : Gower ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2012.
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Gordon Pearson offers this critical and informed protest against the absurdity and error of economic theory, shedding new light on the predicament faced in 2012. He highlights the dangers of using bizarre mathematical models to guide policy prescriptions, arguing that the global challenges of growth and sustainability affect free market fundamentalist orthodoxy, causing a negative impact on enterprises, their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pearson, Gordon J., 1939-
Road to co-operation.
Farnham, Surrey, England : Gower ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2012
(DLC) 2011048043
(OCoLC)767974295
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon J Pearson
ISBN: 9781409432036 1409432033
OCLC Number: 783119574
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 255 pages)
Contents: pt. 1. Coercion by ideas --
pt. 2. The unsustainable context --
pt. 3. Corporate governance and accountability --
pt. 4. Sustainability and co-operation.
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Highlights the dangers of using unrealistic mathematical models of human, organisational and market behaviour to guide policy prescriptions. Though real markets work better than known alternatives,  Read more...

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