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Capitalism at risk : rethinking the role of business /
Joseph L. Bower, Herman B. Leonard, Lynn S. Paine.
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Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Review Press, c2011.
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ix, 254 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1422130037 (alk. paper), 9781422130032 (alk. paper)
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Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Review Press, c2011.
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1422130037 (alk. paper)
9781422130032 (alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction : an inquiry into the future of market capitalism -- A projection of global prospects -- Threats to the global market system -- Seeing the threats as systemic -- The business response : five possible roles -- Leading through innovative business models -- Leading through institutional activism -- Rethinking the role of business.
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8011744
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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" Capitalism at Risk is a much recommended read for anyone who wants to better understand the future role of business in successful capitalism." - Midwest Book Review
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Here, the authors argue that while governments must play a role, businesses should take the lead. The book draws on discussions with business leaders around the world to identify ten potential disruptors of the global market system.
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The spread of capitalism worldwide has made people wealthier than ever before. But capitalism's future is far from assured. The global financial meltdown of 2008 nearly produced a great depression. Economies in Europe are still teetering. Income inequality, resource depletion, mass migrations from poor to rich countries, religious fundamentalism--these are just a few of the threats to continuing prosperity.How can capitalism be sustained? And who should spearhead the effort? Critics turn to government. In 'Capitalism at Risk', Harvard Business School professors Joseph Bower, Herman Leonard, and Lynn Paine argue that while governments must play a role, businesses should take the lead. For enterprising companies--whether large multinationals, established regional players, or small start-ups--the current threats to market capitalism present important opportunities. 'Capitalism at Risk' draws on discussions with business leaders around the world to identify ten potential disruptors of the global market system. Presenting examples of companies already making a difference, the authors explain how business must serve both as innovator and activist--developing corporate strategies that effect change at the community, national, and international levels.Filled with rich insights, 'Capitalism at Risk' presents a compelling and constructive vision for the future of market capitalism.
Main Description
The spread of capitalism worldwide has made people wealthier than ever before. But capitalism's future is far from assured. The global financial meltdown of 2008 nearly produced a great depression. Economies in Europe are still teetering. Income inequality, resource depletion, mass migrations from poor to rich countries, religious fundamentalism these are just a few of the threats to continuing prosperity. How can capitalism be sustained? And who should spearhead the effort? Criticsturn to government. In Capitalism at Risk , Harvard Business School professors Joseph Bower, Herman Leonard, and Lynn Paine argue that while governments must play a role, businesses should take the lead. For enterprising companies whether large multinationals, established regional players, or small start-ups the current threats to market capitalism present important opportunities. Capitalism at Risk draws on discussions with business leaders around the world to identify ten potential disruptors of the global market system. Presenting examples of companies already making a difference, the authors explain how business must serve both as innovator and activist developing corporate strategies that effect change at the community, national, and international levels. Filled with rich insights, Capitalism at Risk presents a compelling and constructive vision for the future of market capitalism.
Main Description
The spread of capitalism worldwide has made people wealthier than ever before. But capitalism "s future is far from assured. The global financial meltdown of 2008 nearly produced a great depression. Economies in Europe are still teetering. Income inequality, resource depletion, mass migrations from poor to rich countries, religious fundamentalism these are just a few of the threats to continuing prosperity. How can capitalism be sustained? And who should spearhead the effort? Criticsturn to government. In Capitalism at Risk , Harvard Business School professors Joseph Bower, Herman Leonard, and Lynn Paine argue that while governments must play a role, businesses should take the lead. For enterprising companies whether large multinationals, established regional players, or small start-ups the current threats to market capitalism present important opportunities. Capitalism at Risk draws on discussions with business leaders around the world to identify ten potential disruptors of the global market system. Presenting examples of companies already making a difference, the authors explain how business must serve both as innovator and activist developing corporate strategies that effect change at the community, national, and international levels. Filled with rich insights, Capitalism at Risk presents a compelling and constructive vision for the future of market capitalism.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. vii
The Future of Market Capitalism
Introductionp. 3
A Projection of Global Prospectsp. 19
Threats to the Global Market Systemp. 43
Seeing the Threats as Systemicp. 85
How Business Can Lead
The Business Responsep. 105
Leading Through Innovative Business Modelsp. 125
Leading Through Institutional Activismp. 153
Rethinking the Role of Businessp. 185
Appendixp. 213
Notesp. 217
Indexp. 227
About the Authorsp. 253
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