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The Concept of the Corporation
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Introduction to the 1983 Edition Preface to the 1983 Edition Preface to the Original Edition Part 1: Capitalism in One Country Part 2: The Corporation as Human Effort 1. Organization for Production 2. Decentralization 3. How Well Does It Work? 4. The Small Business Partner 5. Decentralization as a Model? Part 3: The Corporation as a Social Institution 6. The American Beliefs 7. The Foreman: The Industrial Middle Class 8. The Worker Part 4: Economic Policy in an Industrial Society 9. The "Curse of Bigness" 10. Production for "Use" or for "Profit"? 11. Is Full Employment Possible? Epilogue

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-Concept of the Corporation is a valuable text for anyone teaching business history (broadly defined) or the history of political economy. Drucker describes one of the most important American companies at the apex of its success and elucidates the context in which it operated: labor relations, politics, regulation, and even the impact of war. At the same time, Drucker is interested in the larger issues affecting company operations, and he discusses them in a clear, often original way, with an appealing mix of pragmatism and optimism.- --Wyatt Wells, Business History Review "Concept of the Corporation is a valuable text for anyone teaching business history (broadly defined) or the history of political economy. Drucker describes one of the most important American companies at the apex of its success and elucidates the context in which it operated: labor relations, politics, regulation, and even the impact of war. At the same time, Drucker is interested in the larger issues affecting company operations, and he discusses them in a clear, often original way, with an appealing mix of pragmatism and optimism." --Wyatt Wells, Business History Review ""Concept of the Corporation" is a valuable text for anyone teaching business history (broadly defined) or the history of political economy. Drucker describes one of the most important American companies at the apex of its success and elucidates the context in which it operated: labor relations, politics, regulation, and even the impact of war. At the same time, Drucker is interested in the larger issues affecting company operations, and he discusses them in a clear, often original way, with an appealing mix of pragmatism and optimism." --Wyatt Wells, Business History Review ""Concept of the Corporation" is a valuable text for anyone teaching business history (broadly defined) or the history of political economy. Drucker describes one of the most important American companies at the apex of its success and elucidates the context in which it operated: labor relations, politics, regulation, and even the impact of war. At the same time, Drucker is interested in the larger issues affecting company operations, and he discusses them in a clear, often original way, with an appealing mix of pragmatism and optimism." --Wyatt Wells, Business History Review

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