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The Resource Corporation nation, Robert E. Wright

Corporation nation, Robert E. Wright

Label
Corporation nation
Title
Corporation nation
Statement of responsibility
Robert E. Wright
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From bank bailouts and corporate scandals to the financial panic of 2008 and its lingering effects, corporate governance in America has been wracked by crises. Amid a weakening system of checks and balances in which corporate executives have little incentive to protect shareholder interests, U.S. corporations are growing larger and more irresponsible at the same time. But dependence on corporate profit was crucial to the early republic's growth, success, and security: despite protests that incorporated business was an inefficient and potentially corrupting system, U.S. state governments chartered more corporations per capita than any other nation-including Britain-effectively making the United States a "corporation nation." Drawing on legal and economic history, Robert E. Wright traces the development and decline of corporate institutions in America, connecting today's financial failures to deteriorating corporate law. In the nineteenth century, checks and balances kept managerial interests aligned with those of stockholders, and public opinion grew supportive as corporations raised billions of dollars to finance infrastructure such as transportation networks, financial systems, and manufacturing operations. But many of these checks and balances were dismantled after the Civil War, creating a space for the managerial malfeasance that spiraled into economic crisis in the twenty-first century. Bolstered with archival and original data, including the first complete count of American business corporations before the Civil War, Corporation Nation makes a compelling argument for improved internal governance and more effective external government regulation. -- Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
PU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wright, Robert E.
Dewey number
338.7/4097309034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD2785
LC item number
.W75 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Haney Foundation series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Corporations
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate governance
  • Big business
  • Big business
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporations
  • United States
  • Großbetrieb
  • Aktiengesellschaft
  • Corporate Governance
  • USA
Label
Corporation nation, Robert E. Wright
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=41964
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
The corporation nation emerges -- Before the constitution -- Corporate iniquity -- Corporate ubiquity -- The benefits of big -- Governance principles -- Governance failures -- Regulation rising -- Corporate governance and regulation since the Civil War -- Reforming corporate governance
Control code
ocn842880459
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780812245646
Lccn
2013020982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023286459
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812245646
  • (OCoLC)842880459
Label
Corporation nation, Robert E. Wright
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=41964
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
The corporation nation emerges -- Before the constitution -- Corporate iniquity -- Corporate ubiquity -- The benefits of big -- Governance principles -- Governance failures -- Regulation rising -- Corporate governance and regulation since the Civil War -- Reforming corporate governance
Control code
ocn842880459
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780812245646
Lccn
2013020982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023286459
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812245646
  • (OCoLC)842880459

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