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Swords into Dow shares : governing the decline of the military-industrial complex

Author: Rachel Nicole Weber
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2001.
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A provocative critique of corporate governance in the United States that uses the example of defense contracting to challenge the assumptions underlying our current understanding of how and in whose  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weber, Rachel Nicole, 1967-
Swords into Dow shares.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2001
(OCoLC)654683337
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Nicole Weber
ISBN: 0813397901 9780813397900
OCLC Number: 44932371
Description: xii, 221 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Realm of Law --
The Case of Defense Adjustment --
Making Government Contractors More Accountable --
Implications --
The Crisis of Corporate Governance --
The Contractarian Paradigm: Shareholder Primacy in a Nexus of Contracts --
Enabling Institutions --
Challenging Models and Institutions --
The Need for a New Model --
Governing Defense Contractors --
The Organization of the U.S. Defense Industry --
Managing Uncertainty --
Multiple Principals, Multiple Goals --
Managing Uncertainty by Shifting Risks --
Contractors' Fiduciary Obligations to the Public --
Adjusting to the Drawdown --
The Downturn in Defense Spending --
Corporate Responses --
The Post-Cold War Regulatory Regime --
State Support for Shareholder Primacy --
General Dynamics: The Shareholder Success Story of the 1990s --
Warning Signs --
Shareholder Values --
Sticking to Its Knitting --
Reorganizing Production at Electric Boat --
Within the Purview of the Law --
Redistributing Risks and Rents at General Dynamics --
The State and Taxpayers as Risk-Bearers --
Employees and Local Governments as Risk-Bearers --
Shareholders as Risk-Shifters --
Accommodating Public Interests in Corporate Change --
Accountability through Popular Participation --
Accountability through Contracts and Regulation --
Accountability in Practice --
Accountability through Corporate Governance Reform --
"A Proper Symmetry of Obligation, "
Responsibility: Rachel Weber.
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