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The Resource Corporate irresponsibility : America's newest export, Lawrence E. Mitchell

Corporate irresponsibility : America's newest export, Lawrence E. Mitchell

Label
Corporate irresponsibility : America's newest export
Title
Corporate irresponsibility
Title remainder
America's newest export
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence E. Mitchell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Corporations are often so focused on making short-term profits for their stockholders that they behave in ways that adversely affect their employees, the environment, consumers, American politics, and even the long-term well-being of the corporation, says Lawrence Mitchell in this provocative book. This is a significant issue not only in the United States but also in the world, for many countries are beginning to emulate the American model of corporate governance. Mitchell criticizes this emphasis on profit maximization and the corporate legal structure that encourages it, and he offers concrete proposals to bring about more socially responsible corporate behavior." "Mitchell declares that managers should be freed from the legal structural constraints that make it difficult for them to exercise ordinary moral judgment and be held accountable for their actions. He suggests, for example, that earnings reports be required annually rather than quarterly, that the capital gains tax be increased on stocks held for fewer than thirty days, and that elections of corporate boards of directors be held every five years rather than every year. Mitchell places the problem of corporate irresponsibility within the broader context of American life and demonstrates the extent to which contemporary corporate behavior represents a corruption of our cherished liberal values of personal freedom and individuality."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitchell, Lawrence E
Dewey number
658.4/08/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD60.5.U5
LC item number
M585 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social responsibility of business
  • Corporations
  • Corporations
Label
Corporate irresponsibility : America's newest export, Lawrence E. Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46462644
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780300090239
Isbn Type
(acid-free)
Lccn
2001001529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Corporate irresponsibility : America's newest export, Lawrence E. Mitchell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46462644
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780300090239
Isbn Type
(acid-free)
Lccn
2001001529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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