Going off the Rails: Global Capital and the Crisis of Legitimacy
PART 1: IMPATIENT CAPITAL.
1 The turn of the global tide.
2 The Third World ghetto.
3 Dr Pangloss comes to Wall Street.
4 Europe pulls up a drawbridge.
PART 2: DOUBLE STANDARDS.
5 Uncreative destruction.
6 The just-in-time CEO.
7 Enron, alas.
PART 3: THE LIMITS OF CONVERGENCE.
8 Apocalypse later.
9 The semi-detached samurai.
PART 4: BEYOND SHAREHOLDER VALUE.
10 The legitimacy crisis.
11 Putting the world to rights.
'Plender, a respected Financial Times columnist and former chaiman of the corporate governance consultancy PIRC, analyses the crisis cogently both on macro and micro levels' (Director, April 2003)
"…His insightful and wide-ranging book is a must for anyone who wants to understand how global finance shapes the world…" (New Statesman, 21 April 2003)
"…Going off the Rails looks at the myriad ways in which those trusted to look after shareholders’ money have let them down…" (Financial Times, 5 May 2003)
“…An intelligent book…”(En, May/June 2003)