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The Civilized Market: Corporations, Conviction and the Real Business of Capitalism

The Civilized Market: Corporations, Conviction and the Real Business of Capitalism

Ivan Alexander

ISBN: 978-1-841-12672-2

Jan 2005, Capstone

252 pages

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$25.99

Description

"If you ever wondered what has happened to all of the guiding principals of individualism and democracy in this era of great corporations The Civilized Market is a joy. Ivan Alexander tells a wonderful story and weaves together strands of tradition and practice that are pleasurable and startling. All who are interested in the role of business in society will want to read this."
—Robert G. Monks, Chairman of the Lens Corporation and author of Power and Accountability

"A well-researched and novel contribution to the debate on corporate governance."
—Sir Paul Judge

"The Civilized Market is a profoundly intelligent and thought-provoking book written in an enjoyable and stimulating style. A civilized book on a civilized subject."
—Robin Field, Chief Executive, Filofax Group

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

Capitalism and the Horn of Plenty.

Capitalism and Progress.

Capitalism and the Idea of Fair Property.

The Ethos of Success.

The Ethos of Conviction.

Corporations: The Poacher Become Gamekeeper.

The Profit of Maximal Profit.

The Civility of Corporations.

Tolerance as a Principle of Competition.

Competition: The Reformation of the Business System.

Competition and the Common Purpose.

Coda.

Notes and References.

Index.