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The Resource The fracturing of the American corporate elite, Mark S. Mizruchi

The fracturing of the American corporate elite, Mark S. Mizruchi

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The fracturing of the American corporate elite
Title
The fracturing of the American corporate elite
Statement of responsibility
Mark S. Mizruchi
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Critics warn that corporate leaders have too much influence over American politics. Mark Mizruchi worries they exert too little. American CEOs have abrogated their civic responsibilities in helping the government address national challenges, with grave consequences for society. A sobering assessment of the dissolution of America's business class
  • In the aftermath of a financial crisis marked by bank-friendly bailouts and loosening campaign finance restrictions, a chorus of critics warns that business leaders have too much influence over American politics. Mark Mizruchi worries about the ways they exert too little. The Fracturing of the American Corporate Elite advances the surprising argument that American CEOs, seemingly more powerful today than ever, have abrogated the key leadership role they once played in addressing national challenges, with grave consequences for American society. Following World War II, American business leaders observed an ethic of civic responsibility and enlightened self-interest. Steering a course of moderation and pragmatism, they accepted the legitimacy of organized labor and federal regulation of the economy and offered support, sometimes actively, as Congress passed legislation to build the interstate highway system, reduce discrimination in hiring, and provide a safety net for the elderly and needy. In the 1970s, however, faced with inflation, foreign competition, and growing public criticism, corporate leaders became increasingly confrontational with labor and government. As they succeeded in taming their opponents, business leaders paradoxically undermined their ability to act collectively. The acquisition wave of the 1980s created further pressures to focus on shareholder value and short-term gain rather than long-term problems facing their country. Today's corporate elite is a fragmented, ineffectual group that is unwilling to tackle the big issues, despite unprecedented wealth and political clout. Mizruchi's sobering assessment of the dissolution of America's business class helps explain the polarization and gridlock that stifle U.S. politics
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Mizruchi, Mark S
Dewey number
322/.30973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
HD2785
LC item number
.M574 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Corporations
  • Chief executive officers
  • Business and politics
  • Social responsibility of business
  • United States
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Business and politics
  • Chief executive officers
  • Corporations
  • Economic policy
  • Social policy
  • Social responsibility of business
  • United States
Label
The fracturing of the American corporate elite, Mark S. Mizruchi
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-354) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise of the American corporate elite -- The state and the economy -- Labor as uneasy partner -- The banks as mediators -- The breakdown of the postwar consensus -- Winning the war, but losing the battle: the fragmentation of the American corporate elite -- The aftermath -- The ineffectual elite
Control code
841171331
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 363 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674075368
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674075368
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt2jw0g6
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)841171331
Label
The fracturing of the American corporate elite, Mark S. Mizruchi
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-354) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise of the American corporate elite -- The state and the economy -- Labor as uneasy partner -- The banks as mediators -- The breakdown of the postwar consensus -- Winning the war, but losing the battle: the fragmentation of the American corporate elite -- The aftermath -- The ineffectual elite
Control code
841171331
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 363 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674075368
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674075368
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2jw0g6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)841171331

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