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Cliques and Capitalism

A Modern Networked Theory of the Firm

  • Authors
  • Deborah E. De Lange

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-4
  3. Corporate Governance Views and Theories

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      Pages 5-5
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  4. A Modern Networked Theory of the Firm

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      Pages 67-67
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  5. Case Study: The Financial Crisis in America

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      Pages 119-120
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  6. Solutions: Sustainable Corporate Governance

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      Pages 145-145
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  7. Conclusions

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      Pages 217-217
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 227-256

About this book

Introduction

De Lange suggests a new contextually linked building block model to develop theories of the firm in the field of strategy and organizations. Using this approach, she proposes two models: one that is a realistic American version and another that is a futuristic sustainable model. Both are new networked models that integrate current theories; a review of international corporate governance supports the sustainable firm that solves problems of the current one. Through a revised theoretical lens, the book answers a provocative question surrounding modern corporate America: Who wields the power? In this investigative look at the institutional mechanisms behind who is truly running the show, Cliques and Capitalism seeks to not only explain why the current corporate system fails to function well, but also offers solutions for improved corporate governance through a new sustainable model.

Keywords

agency theory capitalism corporate governance Distribution management organization organizations strategy sustainability theory of the firm

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