Business, Government and Society: A Managerial Perspective

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McGraw-Hill Education, May 2, 2005 - Business & Economics - 656 pages
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Business, Government and Society, by Steiner and Steiner, was one of the very first books in this course area and has benefited greatly from the reputation of its authors. George Steiner, the father in this father-and-son team, is one of the pioneers in the field. The text includes coverage of all the distinct content areas and is known for its inclusion of historical background. Each chapter has three elements; (1) a beginning story to illustrate central themes, (2) explanatory text, and (3) a case study inviting debate about events related to the subject area. One of the most complete on the market, the 10th Edition of Business, Government and Society not only covers the stakeholder theory, but also covers a total of four theoretical models for analyzing the actions and duties of corporations.

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User Review  - AlexTheHunn - LibraryThing

A dry but, I suppose, necessary text dealing with issues of balancing and coordinating business and governmental regulation. Due to the ever-changing nature of legal stipulations, the contents continue to be less and less relevant in their specifics. Read full review

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George A. Steiner is one of the leading pioneers in the development of university curriculums, research, and scholarly writings in the field of business, government, and society. In 1983 he was the recipient of the first Sumner Marcus Award for distinguised achievement in the field by the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management. In 1990 he received the Distinguished Educator Award, given for the second time by the Academy of Management. After receiving his B.S. in business administration at Temple University, he was awarded an M.A. in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois. He is the author of many books and articles. Two of his books received "book-of-the-year" awards. In recognition of his writings, Temple Univesity awarded him a Litt.D. honorary degree. Professor Steiner has held top-level positions in the federal government and in industry, includuing corporate board directorships. Past president of the Academy of Management and co-founder of The California Management Review, he is Harry and Elsa Kunin Professor of Business and Society and Professor Management, Emeritus, Anderson School, UCLA.

John F. Steiner is Professor of Management at California State University, Los Angeles. He received his B.S. from Southern Oregon State College and received an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Arizona. He has coauthored two other books with George A. Steiner, Issues in Business and Society, and Casebook for Business, Government, and Society. He is also the author of Industry, Society, and Change: A Casebook. Professor Steiner is a former chair of the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management and former chair of the Department of Management at California State University, Los Angeles.

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