The Road to Co-operation: Escaping the Bottom Line

The Road to Co-operation: Escaping the Bottom Line

by Gordon Pearson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409486961
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

With a long industrial and academic experience, Gordon Pearson has carved out a distinctive position focusing on the impacts of economic and behavioural theory on the practical realities of business management. His practitioner experience in manufacturing extended to general and strategic management. His PhD focused on innovation and identified strategy and culture as critical. This is his seventh book and follows The Rise and Fall of Management, also published by Gower in 2009. Read his blog at

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Part I Coercion by Ideas: Ideas about the economy; Ideas about 'the market'; Ideas about 'the firm'; Ideas about people. Part II The Unsustainable Context; Externalities and sustainability; Part III Corporate Governance and Accountability: Governance in post-industrial economies; Governance in industrial economies; Governance in industrialising economies; Corporate accountability and integrity. Part IV Sustainability and Co-Operation: Towards a sustainable theory; Degrees of co-operation; Enabling co-operation and co-ownership; Bibliography; Index.

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