The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power
Over the last 150 years the corporation has risen from relative obscurity to become the world's dominant economic institution. Eminent Canadian law professor and legal theorist Joel Bakan contends that today's corporation is a pathological institution, a dangerous possessor of the great power it wields over people and societies.
In this revolutionary assessment of the history, character, and globalization of the modern business corporation, Bakan backs his premise with the following observations:
But Bakan believes change is possible and he outlines a far-reaching program of achievable reforms through legal regulation and democratic control.
Featuring in-depth interviews with such wide-ranging figures as Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman, business guru Peter Drucker, and cultural critic Noam Chomsky, The Corporation is an extraordinary work that will educate and enlighten students, CEOs, whistle-blowers, power brokers, pawns, pundits, and politicians alike.
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Review: The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and PowerUser Review - Colin Pearce - Goodreads
I had been trying to get companies to adopt my character development program for a few years to little effect, and when I read this book I gave up. I could see that I would always be banging my head ... Read full review
Review: The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and PowerUser Review - Fraser Gibbs - Goodreads
The Corporation is a no compromise look at the rise of the Corporation and the growth of it's important as a structure in society. It examines from the ground up how corporations have come to dominate ... Read full review
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