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Corporate & Business History

  • Wall Streetersby Edward Morris

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    The factors that led to the 2008 financial collapse, the terms of America?s postcrisis recovery, the forces expanding corporate and private wealth, and the growing influence of money in politicsmany of Wall Street?s contemporary trends can be traced back to the work of fourteen critical figures who wrote, and occasionally broke, the rules of American... more...

  • Enhancing Firm Sustainability Through Governanceby Francesco de Zwart

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    This important book presents a fresh perspective on corporate governance and how the relationship between governance mechanisms, processes and variables should be understood through a new unifying theory: the relational corporate governance approach. The approach acts as a tool for analysing the governance health of individual companies and suggests... more...

  • Research Handbook on Shareholder Powerby Jennifer G. Hill; Randall S. Thomas

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    Much of the history of corporate law has concerned itself not with shareholder power, but rather with its absence. Yet, as this Handbook shows, there have been major shifts in capital market structure that require a reassessment of the role and power of shareholders. This book provides a contemporary analysis of shareholder power and considers the... more...

  • The Art of Corporate Successby Ken Auletta

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    A revealing portrait of one of the world?s finest, yet most opaque, companies?and the quiet genius who made it thrive Ken Auletta set out to locate one of the world?s most prosperous businesses and explain its formula for success. He searched for an enterprise with a vivid chief executive and found that company in Schlumberger Limited, a multinational... more...

  • Greed and Glory on Wall Streetby Ken Auletta

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    The inside account of a financial meltdown that reshaped Wall Street In 1983, Lew Glucksman, then co-CEO of the heralded investment bank Lehman Brothers, demanded the resignation of chairman Pete Peterson, with whom he had long argued over how to manage the company. Shockingly, Peterson, who had taken charge a decade earlier and led Lehman from... more...

  • Welcome to GoodCoby Mr Tom Levitt

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 44.95

    This second edition of Welcome to GoodCo updates the author's critically acclaimed analysis of how the tools of business are being (and ought to be) used to help tackle the great problems of both the planet and of local communities. In exploring the increasingly politically relevant issue of 'responsible capitalism' - and its variations - he asks... more...

  • The Vulnerability of Corporate Reputationby Peter Verhezen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    The Vulnerability of Corporate Reputation explores the role that reputation plays in the success and failures of companies.This book focuses on the traditional topic of reputation risk management, the process of reputation, reputational excellence and examines leaders whose reputation and foresight could benefit the organization they steer. more...

  • The International Aluminium Cartelby Marco Bertilorenzi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Aluminium was one of most cartelised industries in the international economic panorama of the 20th century. Born following the discovery of electrolytic smelting process in 1886, this industry, even in its infancy, established a cartel which characterised its history until nearly 1980. Managers of the aluminium industry from various historical eras... more...

  • The Financialization of the Firmby Alexander Styhre

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    The term ‘financialization’ denotes the general tendency in the advanced Western economies to allow a substantial proportion of taxable profits to accumulate in the finance industry. Alexander Styhre discusses the financialization of the firm in the period after 1980 and stresses how key managerial activities have been redefined on the basis... more...

  • Chartering Capitalismby Emily Erikson

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2015; US$ 114.95

    This volume covers the evolution of the chartered company; contributions employ comparative methods, archival research, case studies, statistical analyses, computational models, network analyses, and new theoretical conceptualizations to map out the complex interactions that took place between state and commercial actors across the globe. more...