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The form of the firm : a normative political theory of the corporation

Author: Abraham A Singer
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What are we to make of the power that corporations wield over people in modern society? Is such power legitimate? Many think so. To many businessmen and economists, as well as the general public, firms are purely private and economic entities, justified in using all legal means to maximize profit. In The Form of the Firm, Abraham Singer contends that such a view rests on a theoretical foundation that, while quite  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Singer, Abraham A.
Form of the firm.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018005147
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abraham A Singer
ISBN: 9780190698348 0190698349
OCLC Number: 1022080967
Description: xii, 296 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A framework for a political theory of the corporation --
The Economic Theory of Corporate Efficiency and Justice. The classical theories of the corporation --
Ronald Coase and the difference between markets and firms --
The managerial challenge to liberalism --
The Chicago School's theory of the corporation --
From market to firm to market again : a recap --
A Normative Account of Corporate Efficiency. The concept of norm-governed productivity --
Corporate justice within efficiency horizons --
Toward a More Just Corporate Regime : Law, Governance, Ethics. Toward a relational corporate law --
The architecture of corporate governance and workplace democracy --
Business ethics and efficiency : the market failures approach --
Business ethics and equality : the concept of "justice failure."
Other Titles: Normative political theory of the corporation
Responsibility: Abraham A. Singer.

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The Form of the Firm attempts to unveil the nature of the corporation as it exists in modern liberal societies. The author contends that economic theories understate the importance and danger of  Read more...

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