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Corporate Control, Corporate Power : A Twentieth Century Fund Study - Edward S. Herman

Corporate Control, Corporate Power

A Twentieth Century Fund Study

Paperback Published: 1st November 1982
ISBN: 9780521289078
Number Of Pages: 452

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Deep and detailed research into the workings of corporate enables Professor Herman to throw considerable light on how the board of directors operates, how important outside directors are, how new members are selected, and how multiple directorships interlock the large corporations. Throughout the book the author contrasts the power of the managers with that of other interest groups - bankers, family - and he concludes that power lies with the managers. But this has not changed the basic objectives of the corporation - the pursuit of growth and profits - nor has it enhanced social responsibility. After thorough investigation Edward Herman concludes that government regulation has done surprisingly little to reduce the autonomy of the corporation. Just as the influence of bankers and investors has been resisted, so has the effect of regulation. Improved communications and controls, geographic dispersion, and the enhanced adaptability and mobility of the large corporation have all played a part in maintaining corporate power and managerial control. Corporate Control, Corporate Power will be essential reading for executives, policy makers, regulators, and all those concerned to make the corporation more responsible and accountable.

List of tables and figures
Foreword
Preface
Corporate control: background and issues
Control and strategic position
Control of the large corporation: evolution and present status
Financial control of the large corporation
Government of the large corporation
The centralisation of corporate power
Power, responsibility, and conflicting imperatives
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780521289078
ISBN-10: 0521289076
Series: Twentieth Century Fund Study
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 452
Published: 1st November 1982
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.57
Weight (kg): 0.66