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Corporate & Business History

  • 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...

  • Making News: The Political Economy of Journalism in Britain and America from the Glorious Revolution to the Internetby Richard R. John; Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 94.99

    How can the news business be re-envisioned in a rapidly changing world? Can market incentives and technological imperatives provide a way forward? How important have been the institutional arrangements that protected the production and distribution of news in the past? Making News charts the institutional arrangements that news providers in Britain... more...

  • We Are Market Basketby Daniel Korschun; Grant Welker

    AMACOM 2015; US$ 17.95

    What if a company were so treasured and trusted that people literally took to the streets?by the thousands?to save it? That company is Market Basket, a popular New England supermarket chain. After long-time CEO Arthur T. Demoulas was ousted by his cousin Arthur S. Demoulas, the company's managers and rank-and-file workers struck back. Risking their... more...

  • The Way of the Entrepreneurby William M. Raveis; Tom Connor

    William Raveis, Inc. 2015; US$ 9.99

    In The Way of the Entrepreneur : Lessons from the Journey to Build a Family-Owned Business Empire , William M. Raveis, Jr., founder and CEO of one of the largest and most successful family-owned real estate companies in the nation, maps out the route he took to overcome adversity and bring an innovative, technology-driven, entrepreneurial mindset... more...

  • Institutional Investor Activism: Hedge Funds and Private Equity, Economics and Regulationby William Bratton; Joseph A. McCahery

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 74.99

    The past two decades has witnessed unprecedented changes in the corporate governance landscape in Europe, the US and Asia. Across many countries, activist investors have pursued engagements with management of target companies. More recently, the role of the hostile activist shareholder has been taken up by a set of hedge funds. Hedge fund activism... more...

  • A Joosr Guide to... Creativity, Inc by Ed Catmullby Joosr

    Bokish Ltd 2015; US$ 2.99

    In today's fast-paced world, it's tough to find the time to read. But with Joosr guides, you can get the key insights from bestselling non-fiction titles in less than 20 minutes. Whether you want to gain knowledge on the go or find the books you'll love, Joosr's brief and accessible eBook summaries fit into your life. Find out more at joosr.com. ... more...

  • Corporate Power and Responsible Capitalism?by Bryn Jones

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    In this important book, Bryn Jones uses insights from political economy, historical analysis and sociological concepts of the corporation, as a socially disembedded but political actor, to address concerns over the over-reach of Anglo-Saxon corporations. These firms are compared with their continental European and East Asian counterparts, both in their... more...

  • Sustainable Governance in Hybrid Organizationsby Dr Linne Marie Lauesen; Professor Güler Aras

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    In Sustainable Governance in Hybrid Organizations the author Linne Marie Lauesen explores how businesses that have succeeded in conducting sustainable governance, manage and govern their sustainable performance: in other words, how they manage to be economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable. In this respect, hybrid organizations that... more...

  • The Handbook of Dealing with Workplace Bullyingby Dr Anne-Marie Quigg

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The topic of workplace bullying and abuse gained considerable public and media attention during 2013 when the scandal of events at the BBC was unveiled following an enquiry led by Dinah Rose QC. The Handbook of Dealing with Workplace Bullying, edited by Dr Anne-Marie Quigg, presents the collective wisdom and knowledge of a number of lawyers, management... more...