Living Tomorrow S Company

Author by : Mark Goyder
Languange : en
Publisher by : Gower Publishing, Ltd.
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Description : It puts people and all their relationships at the heart of the successful business. this sound deceptively obvious: in practice it is the recipe for a never-ending search for improvement.


Living Tomorrow S Company

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Building Tomorrow S Company

Author by : Philip Sadler
Languange : en
Publisher by : Kogan Page Publishers
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Description : From the Dust Jacket: Building Tomorrow's Company is about a new and revolutionary phase in market-based capitalism. This new inclusive approach is about balancing short-term priorities and shareholder value with sustainability, corporate social responsibility and environmental accountability. The basic message is that if businesses are to succeed-or even survive-in the 21st century, they must take into account the social and environmental consequences of their activities. Packed with the latest research and including numerous international case studies, this book shows the reader how companies are building businesses that make equal sense to both shareholders and society. Topics include: the new economy; why attitudes are changing; sustainability; fresh perspectives on investment and governance; why purpose and values matter; engaging with stakeholders; measuring social and environmental performance; winning licences to operate; inclusive leadership; designing tomorrow's companies. Written in an accessible and practical style, Building Tomorrow's Company provides the reader with a unique insight into the changing attitudes and issues surrounding sustainability and the 'inclusive' approach to business.


Investing In Corporate Social Responsibility

Author by : John Hancock
Languange : en
Publisher by : Kogan Page Publishers
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Description : The rapid growth of ethical investment funds reflects a growing desire for investors to back socially responsible companies. This book explains the issues and benefits of corporate social responsibilty, in the context of the UK companies that are currently quoted on the prestigious FTSE4Good index.


Will I Live Tomorrow

Author by : Sonia Nassery Cole
Languange : en
Publisher by : BenBella Books, Inc.
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Description : When Sonia Nassery Cole set out to film The Black Tulip in her homeland of Afghanistan, she knew the odds were against her; she was told time and time again that filming inside a war zone would be impossible. What she didn't anticipate was how intent the Taliban and its sympathizers were on halting the film's production—the crew encountered extortion, government corruption, kidnapping attempts, and death threats, even with around-the-clock security. Her cinematographer fled after two days, and many others followed. After 9/11, Cole wrote The Black Tulip, based on a true story of a real Afghan family. The plot was simple: After 2001, when the Taliban was routed, an Afghan family opened The Poet's Corner—a restaurant with an open microphone for all to read poetry, perform music, and tell their stories. But the Taliban didn't approve, and the family's new-found hope proved fleeting as it struggled to maintain the restaurant and its vibrant way of life. Selected as Afghanistan's official submission for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2010 Academy Awards, The Black Tulip is a modern portrait of Afghanistan that captures the plight and resilience of its people. Without financial support from a studio or anyone else, Cole self-financed the film by mortgaging her home and selling her belongings. Then, with everything on the line, she left for Kabul to make the impossible possible and set out to gather the right people who would risk their lives and willingly be part of the production. In Will I Live Tomorrow?, Cole gives an intimate look into what went on behind the scenes of making a controversial film in the heart of a war-ravaged country—the looming terror the Taliban creates among Afghans everywhere and the challenges and fear the cast and crew faced every day. Will I Live Tomorrow? is a memoir about one woman's struggle to make a difference in a violent world.


Designing And Using Organizational Surveys

Author by : Allan H. Church
Languange : en
Publisher by : Gower Publishing, Ltd.
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Description : Organizational surveys can be a powerful tool for measuring and improving employee commitment. But poor design and administration can all too frequently lead them to fail. This work offers a seven-step model covering the entire process, from initiation to post mortem. It explains how to devise and administer different types of survey, moving sytematically through the stages involved. Examples, specimen documentation, work sheets and case studies from a variety of organizational settings are included throughout.


A Strategic Approach To Corporate Governance

Author by : Adrian Davies
Languange : en
Publisher by : Gower Publishing, Ltd.
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Description : All institutions require a framework of governance, comprising a mission to be accomplished with clear rules and recognized conventions to guide its accomplishment. This book sets the governance of companies - corporate governance - in a wider framework so that it can be appreciated as part of a long tradition and of a system that affects our lives at all levels and in most places.Corporate governance is no longer optional for businessmen - it is vital - and the events which have led to this and the approaches taken by different countries are explained by Adrian Davies. He goes on to develop a working model for introducing a system of corporate governance, as well as detailing the process of installing and maintaining it. As the title suggests, A Strategic Approach to Corporate Governance explores the link between corporate governance and business strategy, and examines the role of the board of directors in providing leadership to both processes. Moving beyond the Cadbury, Greenbury and Hampel Codes, this book outlines a stakeholder approach to corporate governance which complements the financially-focused Codes.As Sir Adrian Cadbury says in his Foreword:'Openness and accountability are the governance watchwords and ethical standards are the basis on which lasting governance systems are built. These are the lessons we have all learnt from the work which has been done worldwide on the governance of companies. Adrian Davies' book will, with advantage, help to spread corporate experience in this field to a wider range of organisations.'


Ethics At Work

Author by : Bob Kelley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Gower Publishing, Ltd.
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Reading The Mind Of The Organization

Author by : Anna-Maria Garden
Languange : en
Publisher by : Gower Publishing, Ltd.
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Total Read : 61
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Description : The author applies the fundamental principles of psychology to the modern organization. She presents a whole range of issues such as identity, image, strategy and work design in terms of a cohesive framework. It shows how to read an organization, revealing the perceptions of customers and staff. The text explains why some companies have presence and can easily claim space in the market, while others find it difficult; why some companies find it hard to achieve the internal change that is required to meet external changes; and why some companies are believable in what they say whilst others create mixed messages.


Strategic Reputation Risk Management

Author by : J. Larkin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Total Read : 75
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Description : Reputation is a commercially valuable asset. This book focuses upon how enhanced reputation can contribute to commercial asset management through increased share price premium and competitive performance, while reputation loss can significantly erode the ability of the business to successfully retain market share, maximise shareholder value, raise finance, manage debt and remain independent. It provides practical models and checklists designed to plan reputation management and risk communication strategies.


The Role Of Law And Ethics In The Globalized Economy

Author by : Joseph Straus
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Preface International conferences are not organized overnight—especially not when high ranking personalities from politics, business and academia should be offered an adequate platform for addressing and discussing highly relevant contemporary issues. The conference on “The Role of Law and Ethics in the Globalized Economy,” which took place on May 22 and 23, 2008 in the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Munich, was no exception. When the first preparations started at the end of 2006, neither the subprime crises nor the general crises of the global financial system, whose shock waves have rocked the financial businesses in subsequent months, were known; nor were they predictable or even imaginable. Based on our monitoring of the globalization process and its apparent impact—not only on the economic and technological environment, but also on the social en- ronment—it was appropriate for the conference to begin by serving as a platform for analysing the status quo of the process of globalization, as relevant to politics, business and academia, and for exploring how the interest groups in those domains cope with the challenges of globalization. In the end, however, the purpose of the conference was to produce proposals for conditions for “upwards” global compe- tion, meaning that minimum conditions should be worked out to enable people to live and labour humanely. Such conditions would be those which should help avoid otherwise inevitable frictions in society, both nationally and internationally.


Entrusted Stewardship For Responsible Wealth Creation

Author by : Ong Boon Hwee
Languange : en
Publisher by : World Scientific
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Total Read : 17
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Description : Financial Times Business Book of the Month: October 2019 Our system of wealth creation is at a crossroads. It has contributed to economic and social progress. Yet it has also fuelled many problems from climate impacts, and air pollution, to digital manipulation and the invasion of privacy. In many parts of the world, there are demands for government action to restrain greed, irresponsibility and short-termism. But what about positive solutions? How do we define the contributions that we all want business and investment to make? That is the challenge to which Ong Boon Hwee and Mark Goyder respond. They argue that if our societies are to be set on a forward-looking virtuous cycle and a less damaging course, we will need every ounce of human ingenuity — the inventiveness of entrepreneurs, the dynamism of companies and the adaptability of markets. We need a sense of ownership and purpose, anchored on strong values. We need to be better at valuing the future and rewarding those whose work will benefit future generations. We need a better form of capitalism, one which, while promoting competition, is there to serve and not dominate; to respect human beings and not exploit them; to nurture our surrounding environment, and not destroy it. This will only be achieved by injecting the spirit and principles of stewardship into the decisions of investors, business leaders, regulators and citizens. The authors draw on their combined experience, gelling the perspectives of East and West, to offer a vision and agenda for responsible wealth creation. Stewardship means that we manage, nurture and grow what has been entrusted to us so that we hand it over in a better condition to the next generation. This book offers ideas and guidance for people in all levels of business — asset owners, asset managers, investors, shareholders, board directors, management, policymakers and regulators. It is a handbook for all those willing to play their part in responsible wealth creation, now and for future generations. It says to each participant — consider what you have been entrusted with, and then decide what you are doing about your stewardship responsibilities.


Leading With Integrity

Author by : Michael Smith
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Thanks to global news and social media, we are the most informed and socially conscious generation in history. But what are the sources of inner inspiration that guide our daily conduct and motivations in the workplace? Far from the old Machiavellian dictum that "the ends justify the means", the reverse is often the case: the means determine the ends. This book presents the stories of business leaders who have aimed to build trust in the economy, and have delivered value through integrity, cooperation, stewardship, purpose and sustainability. It proposes the eight Cs of trust which can define the culture of organizations: contracts, covenants, competences, character, conscience, conviction, courage and change. The book makes the clear link between personal decision-making and global outcomes and demonstrates how positive decision-making can lead to change inside organizations and beyond.


The Civil Corporation

Author by : Simon Zadek
Languange : en
Publisher by : Earthscan
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Total Read : 73
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Description : Arguing that corporate citizensip emerges from the New Economy dynamics, the author explores how far business can and should improve their social and environmental performance, and relates it to learning, knowledge and innovation. The book sets out the practical issues for business, including goal and boundary setting, measurement, dialogue and how to build trust.Winner of the 2006 SIM Book Award.


Effective Internal Communication

Author by : Lyn Smith
Languange : en
Publisher by : Kogan Page Publishers
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Total Read : 77
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Description : Previously overlooked in the workplace, this book explores how internal communication is conducted across the different sectors and in organisations of differing sizes and complexity.


Shareholder Primacy And Corporate Governance

Author by : Shuangge Wen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Total Read : 13
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Description : Rising defaults in the financial market in 2007, the current widespread economic recession and debt crisis have added impetus to existing doubts about companies’ governance, and cast new light on future trends in shareholder-oriented corporate practice. Taking account of these developments in the field and realising the current need for changes in governance, this book offers a thorough exploration of the origins, recent changes and future development of the corporate objective—shareholder primacy. Legal and theoretical aspects are examined so as to provide a comprehensive and critical account of the practices reflecting shareholder primacy in the UK. In the wake of the financial crisis, this book investigates the direction of future policy, with particular attention to changes in governing rules and regulations and their implications for preserving the objective of shareholder primacy. It examines current UK and EU reform proposals calling for long-term and socially-responsible corporate performance, and the potential friction between proposed legal changes and commercial practices. This book will be useful to researchers and students of company law, and business and management studies.


Rsa Journal

Author by : Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain)
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 13
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The Challenge Of Organising And Implementing Corporate Social Responsibility

Author by : J. Jonker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Total Read : 34
Total Download : 447
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Description : Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) often emerges at the boundary of the business enterprise, expressed in changing relations with stakeholders and society. This book explores the theoretical and practical aspects of implementing CSR within organizations. It captures implementation perspectives and unravels consequences of implementing CSR.


Welcome To Goodco

Author by : Tom Levitt
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Total Read : 97
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Description : This second edition of Welcome to GoodCo updates the author's critically acclaimed analysis of how the tools of business are being (and ought to be) used to help tackle the great problems of both the planet and of local communities. In exploring the increasingly politically relevant issue of 'responsible capitalism' - and its variations - he asks what it means, where it came from, why politicians are so timid around the issue and what exactly are the obstacles this crusade will have to face. He argues that business doing good has to be supported by a business case, as that is what makes it sustainable, but that huge benefits can be reaped. As 60 of the world's top 100 economies are corporates, not countries, businesses that are not helping to create solutions become part of the problem. Added topics in the 2015 edition include: the growth of social value in the commissioning of services and what business can learn from this; the Social Progress Index as an alternative to GDP; and the role for greater corporate citizenship as a way of enhancing employee engagement, with all the benefits that this can bring to a company. It updates the stories and data which made the first edition so readable. In a world in which businesses of all sizes frequently find some of their practices at odds with the basic principles of their customer or citizen promise, Welcome to GoodCo offers a realistic, commercially hard-nosed approach to reframing business in society.


Beyond World Class

Author by : C. Morton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Being 'world class' is inextricably linked to being competitive. In this new book the author builds upon Becoming World Class and incorporates his experience of introducing fundamental changes in a number of major organisations. The author discusses how organisations can compete when competitors have also introduced the management innovations of recent years and become `lean'. He argues that success comes not from making business processes more efficient but from the contribution of people and he examines how companies can successfully motivate employees. This is an innovative book which puts forward a new approach for regional development in a global context. The author argues that the three elements of society, the firm and individual must work together to achieve economic growth in these competitive and changing times.


Strategic Management Of Information Services

Author by : Shiela Corrall
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Total Read : 39
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Description : An in-depth analysis of strategic management concepts and techniques and how they can be usefully applied to the planning and delivery of information services. Offers practical guidance on the strategy process from appraisal and assessment through to implementation and improvement. Examines the environment in which planning takes place, and financial management issues.Annotated references to management and information service literature.Includes further reading and index. Sheila Corrall is the University Librarian at the University of Reading. She has worked as an information specialist, manager and consultant in public, and national academic libraries. At the British Library, her roles included policy and planning support to top management and responsibility for a portfolio of revenue-earning services in science, technology, patents and business information.


Marketing Communication

Author by : Richard Varey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Total Read : 90
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Description : Providing a fresh and innovative framework for the management of marketing communication processes, this textbook uses references to communication studies, cultural studies and critical management studies to shift the focus from message-making to relationship-building. Providing a contemporary examination of marketing as a social process, author Varey focuses on a planned, integrated marketing communication programme. He combines a managerial perspective with current communication and marketing theory, to develop a contemporary set of principles, incorporating such recent developments as e-communication and new media. It investigates the issues of: organizing and locating marketing in a business corporation management responsibility for planning and decision making the role of the marketing communication manager in contemporary society. With a good balance of theory and practice and UK and European case studies, this noteworthy book covers a range of issues of significance to both the public and private sectors, and large, medium and small businesses.


Marketing Communication

Author by : Richard J. Varey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : This text challenges the orthodox view of marketing communication. Using references to communication studies, cultural studies, and critical management studies, the focus of managing marketing communication is shifted from message-making to relationship-building. This textbook provides a contemporary examination of marketing as a social process. The scope of communication theory is broadened and a two-way conception of communication is introduced. The existing model of marketing communication is replaced with a new and exciting concept, that integrates the relational and social emphases of the twenty-first century. "Marketing Communication" investigates the problems of organizing and locating marketing in a business corporation, management responsibility for planning and decision making, and the role of the marketing communication manager in contemporary society.


People Management And Performance

Author by : Fellow in Human Resource Management John Purcell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Total Read : 39
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Description : Do human resource management practices actually work? This timely and engaging volume examines the links between people management practices and organizational performance. Focusing on the implementation and impact of HR strategies, the book puts forward a model, which draws attention to: The importance of the culture and values of the organization The needs of professional knowledge workers The links between human resources and performance People Management and Performance takes a critical view of how and why HR practices have had a positive impact on a range of organizations and also considers the implications for theory and practice. Incorporating case studies from well known organizations, such as Nationwide and Selfridges, this book will be of interest to graduate students of HRM and business and management, as well as practitioners working in the field.


Developing Skills For Business Leadership

Author by : Gillian Watson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Kogan Page Publishers
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Description : Mapped to the CIPD Level 7 Advanced module of the same name, Developing Skills for Business Leadership focuses on three core areas for successful professional development and practice: managing yourself and others, transferable managerial skills and postgraduate study skills. Each skill is covered both conceptually and practically by a subject area expert to help all readers analyze and critically evaluate, manage more effectively, make sound and justifiable decisions and lead and influence others. Covering key concepts such as developing your professional identity, effective management of interpersonal relationships at work, people management and interpreting financial information, this fully updated 2nd edition of Developing Skills for Business Leadership is ideal for all postgraduate business students taking a module in professional development, career development or management skills. Integrating IT skills into each chapter, it includes a new chapter on reflecting and coaching, updated references to the CIPD's HR Profession Map, additional coverage of stress, health and wellbeing and an enhanced international dimension throughout the text. Online supporting resources include an instructor's manual and lecture slides as well as additional case studies, and sample assignments, checklists and exam guides lecturers can use in their teaching.


The Corporate Objective

Author by : Andrew R. Keay
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edward Elgar Publishing
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Description : 'This is legal scholarship of the finest kind, concerned with an issue of supreme political, economic and social importance. Professor Keay takes the debate on the object of the modern public corporation by the scruff of its neck and skilfully navigates between the Scylla and Charybdis of the shareholder/stakeholder debate. This book, characterised by admirable analytical clarity and a huge amount of research, faithfully summarises the debate hitherto, and propels us to the next stage with a powerful argument, which challenges, effectively, both the stakeholder and shareholder theories.' – Harry Rajak, University of Sussex School of Law, UK The Corporate Objective addresses a question that has been subject to much debate: what should be the objective of public corporations? It examines the two dominant theories that address this issue, the shareholder primacy and stakeholder theories, and finds that both have serious shortcomings. The book goes on to develop a new theory, called the Entity Maximisation and Sustainability Model. Under this model, directors are to endeavour to increase the overall long-run market value of the corporation as an entity. At the same time as maximising wealth, directors have to ensure that the corporation survives and is able to stay afloat and pursue the development of the corporation's position. Andrew Keay seeks to explain and justify the model and discusses how the model is enforced, how investors fit into the model, how directors are to act and how profits are to be allocated. Analysing in depth the existing theories which seek to explain the corporate objective, this book will appeal to academics in corporate law and corporate governance as well as law, finance, business ethics, organisational behaviour, management, economics, accounting and sociology. Postgraduate students in corporate law and corporate governance, directors, and government regulators will also find much to interest them in this study.


Changing Big Business

Author by : Anna Hutchens
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edward Elgar Publishing
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Description : This is an important and valuable contribution both to our understanding of fair trade and the broader context in which it operates. Dr Hutchens develops an exciting new theory and presents extensive original empirical work to construct a rigorous and, at times, challenging argument concerning the limits and opportunities for the fair trade movement going forward. Alex Nicholls, University of Oxford, UK Drawing on candid accounts from practitioners, producers and industry representatives, this informative and proactive volume investigates the challenges facing today s fair trade movement and provides unique insights into the workings of social and economic power in world markets. Using original, in-depth empirical data, Anna Hutchens develops several new approaches to understanding power, governance and social change across the broad interdisciplinary fields of development, economics and politics. Emphasising fair trade s entrepreneurs, this book investigates the creation of innovative commercial fair trade business models that are often neglected in fair trade research but are crucial to the fair trade movement s survival in commercial markets. As corporate involvement in fair trade markets grows, these models will be the key variable for the sustainability of fair trade into the future. This book will be warmly welcomed by academics in the fields of economics, political science and sociology working on free trade and fair trade. International non-government organisations, such as Oxfam, and international fair trade networks will find this book invaluable. Government officials (particularly in the EU Commission and parliamentarians) working on fair trade and/or trade-and-development policy and analysis will also find this book of particular interest.


Business The Key Concepts

Author by : Mark Vernon
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Here is a practical guide to the essentials of business. This book provides everything you need to know about the key concepts and terms, from accountability to zero-sum game. Everything from management, economics and finance to marketing, organizational behaviour and operations is covered in just the right amount of detail to make things clear and intelligible. Business: The Key Concepts: * is detailed yet approachable * considers new developments in business, notably eBusiness and contemporary business ethics * covers established subjects, taking an international and strategic perspective that balances theory and practice * suggests specific further reading for many concepts and also includes an extensive bibliography. Whether you're already in business and could do with a handy reference guide, or you're a student needing an introduction to the fundamentals, Business: The Key Concepts is the perfect companion.


City And Enterprise Corporate Community Involvement In European And Us Cities

Author by : Erik Braun
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Total Read : 96
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Description : This title was first published in 2003. While in the past, corporate community involvement was mainly considered a form of philanthropy, nowadays the argument is gaining credit that corporate community involvement is not only a matter of ethics, but also of self-interest. As companies recognize their interest in the welfare of the city, they may become inclined to invest in some way in that city's welfare. Assuming that the interests of public and private stakeholders tend to converge as companies become aware of their interest in an attractive environment, then corporate community involvement may bring along a new type of public-private partnership, as an instrument of urban regeneration. Bringing together comparative case studies from Amsterdam, Chicago, Leeds, London, Munich, New York, Seattle, St. Louis and The Hague, this considers the potential implications of corporate community involvement for the sustainable development of cities and the creation of cross-sector partnerships. It analyses the involvement of companies in urban challenges in the fields of education, employment, safety, affordable housing and the living environment. It also looks at the efforts made to establish strategic partnership between "enlightened" corporations and public authorities. The book reveals that "pro-active" firms attach much value to investments in their "urban environment" as part of their corporate strategy. But it also shows that cities do not yet take full advantage of these arising opportunities.


City State

Author by : David Kynaston
Languange : en
Publisher by : Profile Books
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Total Read : 29
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Description : An engaging account of the rise and dominance of the City of London, arguably the most important phenomenon of British history in the last 300 years. 'The City today is the most dynamic and world-beating sector of the British economy. Increasingly, it is the City that calls the shots. More than ever, governments and industry are constrained in their conduct by the fear of the judgement of the financial markets. This book looks back over the past 20 years and examines the extraordinary rise of this economic entity that is the City of London.