The Power Of Corporate Networks

Author: Thomas David
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317913914
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The Power Of Corporate Networks from the Author: Thomas David. Corporate networks, the links between companies and their leaders, reflect a country’s economic organization and its corporate governance system. Most research on corporate networks focuses on individual countries or particular time periods, however, making fruitful comparisons over longer periods of time difficult. This book provides a unique long-term analysis of the rise, consolidation, decline, and occasional re-emergence of these networks in fourteen countries across North and South America, Europe, and Asia in the 20th and early 21st centuries. In this volume, the editors bring together the most internationally well-known specialists to investigate the long-term development of corporate networks. Using a combination of quantitative and qualitative research approaches, the authors describe the main developments and changes in the corporate network over time by focusing on important network indicators in benchmark years, and identify historical explanations for these developments. This unique, long-term perspective allows readers insight into how and why national corporate networks have evolved over time.

Mapping Corporate Education Reform

Author: Wayne Au
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131764820X
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Mapping Corporate Education Reform from the Author: Wayne Au. Mapping Corporate Education Reform outlines and analyzes the complex relationships between policy actors that define education reform within the current, neoliberal context. Using social network analysis and powerful data visualization tools, the authors identify the problematic roots of these relationships and describe their effects both in the U.S. and abroad. Through a series of case studies, each chapter reveals how powerful actors, from billionaire philanthropists to multinational education corporations, leverage their resources to implement free market mechanisms within public education. By comprehensively connecting the dots of neoliberal education reforms, the authors reveal not only the details of the reforms themselves, but the relationships that enable actors to amass troubling degrees of political power through network governance. A critical analysis of the actors and interests behind education policies, Mapping Corporate Education Reform uncovers the frequently obscured operations of educational governance and offers key insights into education reform at the present moment.

Lean And Mean

Author: Bennett Harrison
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572302525
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Lean And Mean from the Author: Bennett Harrison. Is big business on its way out? The author shows that the big firm is alive and well and becoming more flexible and efficient. He makes the case that although smaller companies have an important role to play, long term economic growth lies with the country's largest global companies.

Networks Of Corporate Power

Author: Frans N. Stokman
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] : Polity Press ; Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York, NY, USA : B. Blackwell
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Networks Of Corporate Power from the Author: Frans N. Stokman.

Corporate Networks In Europe And The United States

Author: Paul Windolf
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199256976
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Corporate Networks In Europe And The United States from the Author: Paul Windolf. This book offers a compelling comparison of corporate networks within the United States and Europe. It focuses on the comparative data on the inter-changing directories and networks of Germany, The United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, The Netherlands and the United States.

Corporate Networks And Corporate Control

Author: Ralph M. Faris
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313275531
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Corporate Networks And Corporate Control from the Author: Ralph M. Faris. A central question of power structure research--"Who controls corporations?"--is addressed in this sustained investigation that specifically focuses on the formal ties among Delaware Valley Fortune 500 and Fortune 50 ranked corporations. Faris identifies 48 multi-interlocking corporations and provides empirical evidence on the nature and extent of their interlocking directorates in such areas as policy-setting groups, socio-cultural organizations, and religious denominations. The volume contains clear expositions of three distinct theoretical models of corporate control. User-friendly graphs and tables make the interlocking connections particularly accessible.

Networks Of Power

Author: Dennis Mazzocco
Publisher: South End Press
ISBN: 9780896084728
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Networks Of Power from the Author: Dennis Mazzocco. This book is a startling expose of the increasing threat to free speech a democratic government. Mazzocco describes the ways that an ever-expanding U.S.-based multinational media cartel velis the machinations of the corporate state by dominating worldwide markets for TV, radio, newspapers, books, movies, cable, recordings, and videos.

Networks Of Power

Author: Robert Perrucci
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9780202367477
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Networks Of Power from the Author: Robert Perrucci. Large organizations, particularly corporations, possess considerable resources, and with that comes considerable power, often extending beyond a single community or nation-state. Networks among large corporations enhance that power to the point that they exert a major impact on national and multinational economies and policies, influencing decision-making to achieve their own goals. Networks of Power applies interorganizational analysis to the study of power in three main areas: national policy domains, community influence structures, and national corporate structures. The main body of the text is comprised of original research by the leading authorities in the field and covers such areas as national policy decisions in health and energy, corporate structure, innovative theoretical and methodological approaches, and a critical review of network analysis of interorganizational relations and power. Also presented is an agenda for future research.

Corporate Power And Canadian Capitalism

Author: William K. Carroll
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774844930
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Corporate Power And Canadian Capitalism from the Author: William K. Carroll. Challenging standard dependency theory, William Carroll argues from empirical evidence that Canada's financial-industrial elite have maintained and consolidated their competitive position at the centre of an inter-corporate network. Corporate Power and Canadian Capitalism thus acknowledges the unusually high degree to which capital is concentrated in a relatively few giant corporations in Canada, but it denies that these commercial interests are subordinated to American corporate capital. To test the validity of this new perspective on the transformation of indigenous capitalists into a national bourgeoisie, Carroll traces the accumulation of capital in the largest Canadian corporations and the institutional relations that have existed among the same firms since World War II. Instead of selling out to foreign capital, Canadian firms have in fact become increasingly interlocked, and Canadian-controlled firms have been and continue to be the focus of both the industrial and financial sectors, with foreign-controlled companies occupying decidedly peripheral positions. From this interpretative position, Canada's development is seen as markedly similar to that of other advanced capitalist countries, culminating in consolidation of control under an elite accompanied both by penetration of foreign economies by domestic financial capitalists and a concomitant penetration of the domestic economy by foreign capital.

Global Transformations

Author: David Held
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804736275
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Global Transformations from the Author: David Held. In this book, the authors set forth a new model of globalization that lays claims to supersede existing models, and then use this model to assess the way the processes of globalization have operated in different historic periods in respect to political organization, military globalization, trade, finance, corporate productivity, migration, culture, and the environment. Each of these topics is covered in a chapter which contrasts the contemporary nature of globalization with that of earlier epochs. In mapping the shape and political consequences of globalization, the authors concentrate on six states in advanced capitalist societies (SIACS): the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden, France, Germany, and Japan. For comparative purposes, other states—particularly those with developing economics—are referred to and discussed where relevant. The book concludes by systematically describing and assessing contemporary globalization, and appraising the implications of globalization for the sovereignty and autonomy of SIACS. It also confronts directly the political fatalism that surrounds much discussion of globalization with a normative agenda that elaborates the possibilities for democratizing and civilizing the unfolding global transformation.