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Author Lorenz, Edward C., author

Title Civic empowerment in an age of corporate greed / Edward C. Lorenz
Published East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, [2012]
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Contents Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1: Corporate Leadership Problems; Chapter 2: New Corporations and New Regulations; Chapter 3: Disempowering Communities; Chapter 4: New Management; Chapter 5: Creating Junk; Chapter 6: Importing Fruit; Chapter 7: Experts and Local Knowledge; Chapter 8: Consequences and Controls; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary "A thought-provoking investigation of an urgent issue facing American communities today, Edward C. Lorenz's book examines the intersection of corporate irresponsibility and civic engagement. At the heart of this case study is a group of firms responsible for seven of the most contaminated Superfund sites in the United States, the largest food contamination accident in U.S. history, stunning stock and financial manipulations, and a massive shift of jobs offshore. In the face of these egregious environmental, employee, and investor abuses, several communities impacted by these firms organized to confront and combat failures in corporate and bureaucratic leadership, winning notable victories over major financiers, lobbyists, and indifferent or ineffective government agencies. A critical analysis of public and private leadership, business and economic ethics, and civic life, this book concludes with a stirring blueprint for other communities facing similarly overwhelming opposition"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-326) and index
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Subject Fruit of the Loom (Firm)
Hazardous waste sites -- United States.
Social responsibility of business -- United States.
Wealth -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011040291
ISBN 1609173228 (electronic bk.)
1628960639 (electronic bk.)
9781609173227 (electronic bk.)
9781628960631 (electronic bk.)