Driven by declining profits and government regulation, a new form of class-wide business leadership has emerged: a transcorporate network that is giving a new coherence and power to business in both America and Britain. This book delineates the "inner circle" of top executives who play a leading role in this network, advising the highest levels of government and working to promote a political environment favorable to all business.
"The inner circle plays a leading role in advising government at the highest level....A coherent picture of corporate political influence."--Christian Science Monitor.
"A timely, craftsmanlike close-up of American and British corporate command posts...[the] combination of quantitative and qualitative data, competently analyzed and well written, makes this study perhaps the best glimpse yet into the internal workings of the corporate elite....Significantly deepens our knowledge about the structure of power."--Contemporary Sociology.
"Solid, dispassionate, wide-ranging"--Choice.
"The most sophisticated and informative analysis of the way business corporations participate in politics to appear in the last 15 years."--David Vogel, Editor of the California Management Review.
"Comprehensive, challenging and readable."--I.M. Taplin, Wake Forest University
"This is an important work to teach to management/business students. It provides a useful shot of reality about the way large corporations and their 'inner circles' really work."--Victoria Smith, Wharton School