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- DescriptionToday's culture is increasingly influenced-even dominated-by business; The Corporation provides readers with a basic understanding of how a corporation works and how it contributes to the wealth of its shareholders, employees, communities, and nations in which it is active. Part I addresses how and why the corporation developed historically (in legal, political, ecomic, and social context) and how it become the most dominant business form in the U.S. Part II covers the laws and regulations that influence the corporation's daily operations and compares it with other business entities (such as partnerships) in the U.S. and around the world. Part III explores issues related to ethical conduct and accountability, and considers the future of the corporation in an era of ecomic anxiety. Featuring many company examples, illustrations, charts, a glossary, timeline, and listings of resources and references, The Corporation is an essential introduction to business and its role in society. Today's culture is increasingly influenced-even dominated-by business, and the corporation is the quintessential enterprise, representing everything that is popularly considered both good and evil about business. The Corporation provides readers with a basic understanding of how a corporation works, generating wealth for its shareholders, employees, communities, and the nations in which it is active. The first part addresses the importance of the corporation in the United States-how and why this business form developed historically (in legal, political, ecomic, and social context), how it became the country's most dominant business form, and its vital role in the ecomy today, including its contributions to Gross Domestic Product and employment. The next section focuses on the nature of a corporation as a business entity, including the process of incorporating, laws and regulations that influence its daily operations, and a comparison with other business entities (such as partnerships) in the U.S. and around the world. The final chapters explore issues related to ethical conduct and accountability-governance, auditing and financial reporting, business-government relations, social responsibility, and compensation of directors and executives-and considers the future of the corporation in an era of ecomic anxiety. Featuring many company examples, illustrations, charts, a glossary, timeline, and listings of resources and references, The Corporation is an essential introduction to business and its role in society.
- Author BiographyWESLEY B. TRUITT is Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University's graduate School of Public Policy in Malibu, California, and former and former Executive-in-Residence at the College of Business Administration, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, specializing in business planning, business-government relations, and international business management. He is also a member of the Persius Consulting Group and serves as an independent management consultant and as advisor to the RAND Corporation. For over 25 years he served in a variety of management positions at the Northrop Grumman Corporation. He speaks to industry groups, business schools, think tanks, and government agencies, and has testified for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee. He is the author of Business Planning (Quorum, 2001) and What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Government (Praeger, 2004).
- Author(s)Wesley B. Truitt
- Date of Publication30/05/2006
- SubjectManagement & Business: General
- Series TitleGreenwood Guides to Business and Economics
- Place of PublicationWestport
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGreenwood Press
- Content Note3 figures, 19 tables, 1 line drawing
- Weight590 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine27 mm
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