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Entrepreneurs and Democracy A Political Theory of Corporate Governance

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ISBN-10: 0521856388

ISBN-13: 9780521856386

Edition: 2008

Authors: Harry Korine, Pierre-Yves Gomez

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What legitimizes power within a corporation? This question is of concern to the millions of citizens whose lives depend upon the fate of business corporations. The rules, institutions and practices of corporate governance define the limits of the power to direct, and determine under what conditions this power is acceptable. Effective corporate governance has long been defined in terms of economic performance. More recent studies have focused on philosophical, political and historical analyses. Entrepreneurs and Democracy unites these strands of inquiry - the legitimacy of power, the evolution of multiple forms of governance and the economics of performance and proposes a framework for future study. It explores the opposing tensions of entrepreneurial force and social fragmentation that form the basis of legitimate corporate governance in modern societies. In doing so, it identifies a common logic that links both the democratization of corporate governance and the growth of economic performance.
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Book details

List price: $113.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/22/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 350
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Graham Priest is Boyce Gibson Professor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne. His most recent publications include Towards Non-Being (2005) and Doubt Truth to be a Liar (2006).

List of figures and tables
Introduction
Establishing the Ideological Foundations
The Contribution of Liberal Political Philosophy
The invisible crown: political foundations of the legitimate entrepreneur
Society fragmented and the role of democracy
Understanding How Corporate Governance Evolves
The Contribution of History
Familial governance (c. 1800-1920): economic enfranchisement and the founder as entrepreneur
Managerial governance (c. 1920-1970): separation of powers and management as the entrepreneur
Post managerial governance (from c. 1970): ownership of the large corporation reaches unprecedented mass and fragments into multiple poles
Interpreting public governance: representation and debate signify a new step towards democratization
Corporate Governance and Performance
The pure economic model of corporate governance: an analysis
Critique of the pure economic model of corporate governance
Economic performance, corporate governance, and the fragmentation of ownership
Epilogue