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A Research Agenda for Corporations

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A Research Agenda for Corporations

9781788977524 Edward Elgar Publishing
Christopher May, Professor of Political Economy, Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University, UK
Publication Date: October 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78897 752 4 Extent: c 192 pp
This exciting Research Agenda offers a multidisciplinary and historically informed programme for the further investigation of the global political economy of the corporate sector. It tackles the question, can and should the corporation be reformed? Christopher May develops a range of intersecting areas for research while also offering an account of the possibilities for the reform of the global corporation.

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Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary.

This exciting Research Agenda offers a multidisciplinary and historically informed programme for the further investigation of the global political economy of the corporate sector. It tackles the question, can and should the corporation be reformed?

Christopher May develops a range of intersecting areas for research while also offering an account of the possibilities for the reform of the global corporation. Based on an understanding of the history of corporations, the author provides key insights into their management and political agency as well as the operation of the global corporate supply chain. Drawing links between a range of disciplines and perspectives on business enterprises, May calls for a more nuanced understanding of the global corporate sector in order to better comprehend the contours of the contemporary global capitalist system.

This Research Agenda will be a valuable resource for students and academics of politics, economics and sociology, who are curious to explore the corporation in relation to their area of study.
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Contents: 1. Introduction 2. The history of corporations and incorporation 3. Managing the corporation 4. Understanding the global corporate supply chain 5. The corporation’s political agency 6. Can the corporation be reformed? Should it be? Bibliography Index

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