Scaling the Corporate Wall: Readings in Business and Society / Edition 2

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This collection of 31 intermediate-to-advanced-level readings on the business-society interface explores advances in economic and management theory development and various approaches to problem identification, analysis, and issue resolution. Innovable and non-traditional in approach, it includes articles from professional and scholarly journals from various fields as well as several original essays by scholars working on the cutting edge of the discipline.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780134901459
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 8/6/1996
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 515
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

The Nature of the Firm (1937) 1
The Theory of the Firm Revisited 14
The Political Economy of Regulation: An Analysis of Market Failures 31
The Political Economy of Regulation: An Analysis of Regulatory Responses 42
Money and Value: On the Ethics of Economics and Finance 62
Imperfect Markets: Business Ethics as an Easy Virtue 81
Toward a Unified Conception of Business Ethics: Integrative Social Contracts Theory 95
Business Ethics: A Japanese View 119
The New Economic Theory of the Firm: Critical Perspectives from History 140
Eclipse of the Public Corporation 167
The Evolving Corporate Board 184
Golden Parachutes and Tin Parachutes: Top Management Perks, Corporate Governance, and the Public Interest 195
The Notion of the "Good Corporation" in a Competitive Global Economy: Moving from a Socially Responsible to a Socially Accountable Corporation 205
Addressing a Theoretical Problem by Reorienting the Corporate Social Performance Model 216
The Stakeholder Theory of the Corporation: Concepts, Evidence, and Implications 233
Societal Pressures on Business: In Whose Interest? 253
Ecocentric Management for a Risk Society 275
Too Close for Comfort: How the Business Press Romances America's Corporate Leaders 291
Fallen Heroes: Social Drama on Wall Street 313
Losing Ground: In Latest Recession, Only Blacks Suffered Net Employment Loss 323
How and Why Organizations are Cultures 333
Managing Culture as a Competitive Resource: An Identity-Based View of Sustainable Competitive Advantage 365
Working through Diversity as a Strategic Imperative 383
Corporate and Executive Criminal Liability: Appropriate Standards, Remedies, and Managerial Responses 395
Corporate Crime and Corporate Sanctions in Japan 419
The Paradox of Economic Globalism: The Myth and Reality of the "Global Village" - The Changing Role of Multinational Corporations 438
Policy Regimes in the International Business Environment 450
A New Perspective on the International Social Regulation of Business: An Evaluation of the Compliance Status of International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes 464
The Social Environment of Business in Europe 477
A Stakeholder Approach to the Globalization of Labor 489
American Activists' Attempts to Reform China and the Prospects for U.S. Business 501
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