Firm Commitment: Why The Corporation Is Failing Us And How To Restore Trust In It

4 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780198714804: Firm Commitment: Why The Corporation Is Failing Us And How To Restore Trust In It
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The corporation is one of the most important and remarkable institutions in the world. It affects all our lives continuously. It feeds, entertains, houses and, employs us. It generates vast amounts of revenue for those who own it and it invests a substantial proportion of the wealth that we possess. But the corporation is also the cause of immense problems and suffering, a source of poverty and pollution, and its failures are increasing. How is the corporation failing us? Why is it happening? What should we do to restore trust in it? While governments are subject to repeated questioning and scrutiny, the corporation receives relatively little attention.

Firm Commitment provides a lucid and insightful account of the role of the corporation in modern society and explains why its problems are growing. It gives a fresh perspective on the crises in financial markets, developing countries, and the environment. Based on decades of analysis and research, it describes a new approach to thinking about the firm which not only stops it destroying us but turns it into the means of protecting our environment, addressing social problems, and creating new sources of entrepreneurship and innovation. It sets out an agenda for converting the corporation into a twenty-first century organization that we will value and trust. It takes you on a journey that starts in the Galapagos, ends in Ancient Egypt, and in the process brings you to a new level of appreciation of the economic world we inhabit.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

[A] splendid book. (Martin Wolf Financial Times)

A constructive critique of the commercial corporation and ultimately an ambiguous agenda for change. Worthy of wide readership because it is also a carefully weighed historical reflection, and thus unlike the majority of books published in this genre. (Oxford Today Vol. 25 No. 2)

A provocative book ... Mayer's critique of the modern corporation will resonate with millions who sense that something serious has gone amiss. (Bloomberg News)

There is no shortage of reflections on the market failure in the West. [But this is] not just another fashionable tome on the topic. Rather, it is a solemn contemplation of the roots of corporations' defects. You can sense the seriousness of his thoughts in every line. (China Daily)

A smart new book. (The Atlantic)

An important book. It provides an impressive explanation of the state of things and a blueprint for converting the corporation into a 21st century organisation that could perhaps be trusted to promote the interests of economies and societies everywhere. (New Zealand Management)

Mayer makes his case clearly and passionately. (Financial Times Summer Books Guide)

An outspoken book ... This is not a theoretical debate but one of urgent importance for economies around the world. (GRC-Daily (Governance, Risk Management and Compliance))

The combination of theory and its commercial application comes through in this thoughtful study of the corporation. The analysis is quality. (Neil Hedges, Management Today)

Blunt ... thoughtful ... thought-provoking (Eric Krell, Business Finance Magazine)

About the Author:

Colin Mayer is former Dean of the Said Business School at the University of Oxford. He is an Honorary Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford and of St Anne's College, Oxford. He is an Ordinary Member of the Competition Appeal Tribunal and a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). He has served on the editorial boards of several leading academic journals and assisted in establishing the prestigious networks of economics, law and finance academics in Europe at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and ECGI. He was a Harkness Fellow at Harvard University, a Houblon-Norman Fellow at the Bank of England, and the first Leo Goldschmidt Visiting Professor of Corporate Governance at the Solvay Business School, Université de Bruxelles. He was a director of Oxera between 1986 and 2010 and was instrumental in building the firm into what is now one of the largest independent economics consultancies in the UK.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Colin Mayer
Published by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0198714807 ISBN 13: 9780198714804
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. The corporation is one of the most important and remarkable institutions in the world. It affects all our lives continuously. It feeds, entertains, houses and, employs us. It generates vast amounts of revenue for those who own it and it invests a substantial proportion of the wealth that we possess. But the corporation is also the cause of immense problems and suffering, a source of poverty and pollution, and its failures are increasing. How is the corporation failing us? Why is it happening? What should we do to restore trust in it? While governments are subject to repeated questioning and scrutiny, the corporation receives relatively little attention. Firm Commitment provides a lucid and insightful account of the role of the corporation in modern society and explains why its problems are growing. It gives a fresh perspective on the crises in financial markets, developing countries, and the environment. Based on decades of analysis and research, it describes a new approach to thinking about the firm which not only stops it destroying us but turns it into the means of protecting our environment, addressing social problems, and creating new sources of entrepreneurship and innovation. It sets out an agenda for converting the corporation into a twenty-first century organization that we will value and trust. It takes you on a journey that starts in the Galapagos, ends in Ancient Egypt, and in the process brings you to a new level of appreciation of the economic world we inhabit. Seller Inventory # AOP9780198714804

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
£ 8.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Colin Mayer
Published by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0198714807 ISBN 13: 9780198714804
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. The corporation is one of the most important and remarkable institutions in the world. It affects all our lives continuously. It feeds, entertains, houses and, employs us. It generates vast amounts of revenue for those who own it and it invests a substantial proportion of the wealth that we possess. But the corporation is also the cause of immense problems and suffering, a source of poverty and pollution, and its failures are increasing. How is the corporation failing us? Why is it happening? What should we do to restore trust in it? While governments are subject to repeated questioning and scrutiny, the corporation receives relatively little attention. Firm Commitment provides a lucid and insightful account of the role of the corporation in modern society and explains why its problems are growing. It gives a fresh perspective on the crises in financial markets, developing countries, and the environment. Based on decades of analysis and research, it describes a new approach to thinking about the firm which not only stops it destroying us but turns it into the means of protecting our environment, addressing social problems, and creating new sources of entrepreneurship and innovation. It sets out an agenda for converting the corporation into a twenty-first century organization that we will value and trust. It takes you on a journey that starts in the Galapagos, ends in Ancient Egypt, and in the process brings you to a new level of appreciation of the economic world we inhabit. Seller Inventory # AOP9780198714804

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
£ 9.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Colin Mayer
Published by OUP Oxford (2014)
ISBN 10: 0198714807 ISBN 13: 9780198714804
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP Oxford, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0001250761

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
£ 9.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 1.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Mayer Colin
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0198714807 ISBN 13: 9780198714804
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Condition: New. pp. 320. Seller Inventory # 132466417

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
£ 6.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 5.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Colin Mayer
Published by Oxford University Press 2014-09-15 (2014)
ISBN 10: 0198714807 ISBN 13: 9780198714804
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press 2014-09-15, 2014. Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Seller Inventory # NU-GRD-05118438

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
£ 8.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Mayer, Colin
Published by Oxford Univ Pr (2014)
ISBN 10: 0198714807 ISBN 13: 9780198714804
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford Univ Pr, 2014. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # VU-9780198714804

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
£ 9.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.88
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Colin Mayer
ISBN 10: 0198714807 ISBN 13: 9780198714804
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Bookstore99
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New, Same ISBN and details as listed. Delivery within 3-7 business days. We may ship the books from multiple location across the globe including Asia depending upon the availability of inventory. Printed in English. Choose expedited shipping for Express delivery. Tracking number provided for every order. Seller Inventory # RO_9780198714804

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
£ 10.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.16
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Mayer, Colin
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0198714807 ISBN 13: 9780198714804
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Sunshine Book Store
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Condition: New. 0198714807 Brand New, Choose Expedited shipping for GUARANTEED delivery within 4-5 business days. Standard Delivery within 6-14 business days. We may not ship to PO Box, APO , FPO Address, please contact us. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Seller Inventory # AO_9780198714804

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
£ 12.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Mayer, Colin
Published by Oxford University Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0198714807 ISBN 13: 9780198714804
New Softcover Quantity Available: 11
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2014. Condition: New. A comprehensive account of the contribution and failings of one of the most important institutions in the world - the corporation. It gives an accessible and insightful analysis of why the problems of the corporation - financial crises, mismanagement, poverty, and pollution - are increasing and what can be done to address them. Num Pages: 336 pages. BIC Classification: KCC; KJ; KJV. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 216 x 137 x 18. Weight in Grams: 404. . 2014. Reprint. Paperback. . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9780198714804

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
£ 12.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Mayer, Colin
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0198714807 ISBN 13: 9780198714804
New Softcover Quantity Available: 11
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Condition: New. A comprehensive account of the contribution and failings of one of the most important institutions in the world - the corporation. It gives an accessible and insightful analysis of why the problems of the corporation - financial crises, mismanagement, poverty, and pollution - are increasing and what can be done to address them. Num Pages: 336 pages. BIC Classification: KCC; KJ; KJV. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 216 x 137 x 18. Weight in Grams: 404. . 2014. Reprint. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9780198714804

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
£ 12.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book