Public forces and private politics in American big business /

"What are the political motivations behind firms' decisions to adopt policies that self-regulate their behavior in a manner that is beyond compliance with state, federal and local law? Public Forces and Private Politics in American Big Business advances a new understanding of the firm as a...

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Author / Creator:Werner, Timothy.
Imprint:Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Description:1 online resource (x, 195 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Series:Business and public policy
Business and public policy.
Subject:Big business -- United States.
Business and politics -- United States.
Corporate power -- United States.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Business Development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Economic Development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Government & Business.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Structural Adjustment.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Economic Policy.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
Big business.
Business and politics.
Corporate power.
United States.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11830666
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ISBN:9781139518918
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
English.
Print version record.
Summary:"What are the political motivations behind firms' decisions to adopt policies that self-regulate their behavior in a manner that is beyond compliance with state, federal and local law? Public Forces and Private Politics in American Big Business advances a new understanding of the firm as a political actor that expands beyond the limited conceptualizations offered by economists and organization theorists. Timothy Werner develops a general theory of private politics that is tested using three case studies: the environment, gay rights and executive compensation. Using the conclusions of these case studies and an analysis of interviews with executives at 'Fortune 500' firms, Werner finds that politics can contribute significantly to our understanding of corporate decision-making on private policies and corporate social responsibility in the United States"--Provided by publisher.
Other form:Print version: Werner, Timothy. Public forces and private politics in American big business. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2012 9781107022911