Information and the Modern Corporation

Author: James W Cortada

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262297949

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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While we have been preoccupied with the latest i-gadget from Apple and with Google's ongoing expansion, we may have missed something: the fundamental transformation of whole firms and industries into giant information-processing machines. Today, more than eighty percent of workers collect and analyze information (often in digital form) in the course of doing their jobs. This book offers a guide to the role of information in modern business, mapping the use of information within work processes and tracing flows of information across supply-chain management, product development, customer relations, and sales. The emphasis is on information itself, not on information technology. Information, overshadowed for a while by the glamour and novelty of IT, is the fundamental component of the modern corporation. In Information and the Modern Corporation, longtime IBM manager and consultant James Cortada clarifies the differences among data, facts, information, and knowledge and describes how the art of analytics has all but eliminated decision making based on gut feeling, replacing it with fact-based decisions. He describes the working style of "road warriors," whose offices are anywhere their laptops and cell phones are and whose deep knowledge of a given topic becomes their medium of exchange. Information is the core of the modern enterprise, and the use of information defines the activities of a firm. This essential guide shows managers and employees better ways to leverage information--by design and not by accident.
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The Modern Corporation and Private Property

Author: N.A

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780887388873

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 380

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Written more than a half-century ago, The Modern Corporation and Private Property remains the fundamental introduction to the internal organization of the corporation in modern society. Combining the analytical skills of an attorney with those of an economist, Berle and Means raise the central questions, even when their answers have been superseded by changing circumstances. This volume remains of valuable to all those concerned with the evolution of this major social institution.
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Technology in the Modern Corporation

A Strategic Perspective

Author: Mel Horwitch

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483160548

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 244

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Technology in the Modern Corporation: A Strategic Perspective examines the role of technology in corporate planning and all that this relationship implies to corporate organization and strategy. Organized into 13 chapters, this book first discusses the management of corporate entrepreneurship; technological innovation and interdependence; and the rise and character of modern technology strategy. Subsequent chapters describe corporate research and development; corporate strategies for managing emerging technologies; approaches for the strategic management of technology; innovation and corporate strategy; and executive succession, strategic reorientations, and organization evolution.
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The Firm Divided

Manager-Shareholder Conflict and the Fight for Control of the Modern Corporation

Author: Graeme Guthrie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190641185

Category:

Page: 352

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A battle is being fought within corporations. Shareholders want managers to make their shares as valuable as possible, managers want shareholders to leave them alone, and the board of directors is caught in the middle. The Firm Divided shows how strong boards persuade managers to do what's best for shareholders-and why weak boards don't. Graeme Guthrie blends the stories of particular firms and individuals with the insights of scholarly research, enhancing understanding of how seemingly separate events are consequences of the separation of ownership and control, the ultimate cause of manager-shareholder conflict. Boards of directors can affect the outcome of this conflict by monitoring managers, providing incentives for managers to work in shareholders' best interests, delegating monitoring to outside parties, and influencing the effectiveness of the market for corporate control. How directors do this depends on how they weigh their fiduciary duty to shareholders against the close ties that bind them to senior executives. The Firm Divided provides conceptual insight, underpinned by research into corporate governance, into board-manager interactions. It shows how tools that can benefit shareholders when used by strong boards can actually harm shareholders when used by weak boards. Guthrie provides a 360 degree view of firms, exploring the ways in which each player pursues their own goals, with examples from a range of firms in diverse industries.
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Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

Author: Richard White

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393082601

Category: History

Page: 660

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"A powerful book, crowded with telling details and shrewd observations." —Michael Kazin, New York Times Book Review This original, deeply researched history shows the transcontinentals to be pivotal actors in the making of modern America. But the triumphal myths of the golden spike, robber barons larger than life, and an innovative capitalism all die here. Instead we have a new vision of the Gilded Age, often darkly funny, that shows history to be rooted in failure as well as success.
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A History of Modern Computing

Author: Paul E. Ceruzzi,Curator of Aerospace Electronics and Computing Paul E Ceruzzi

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262532037

Category: Computers

Page: 445

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Ceruzzi pens a history of computing from the development of the first electronic digital computer to the Web and dot-com crash.
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AMERICA BY DESIGN

Author: David F Noble

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307828492

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

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Hailed a “significant contribution” by The New York Times, David Noble’s book America by Design describes the factors that have shaped the history of scientific technology in the United States. Since the beginning, technology and industry have been undeniably intertwined, and Noble demonstrates how corporate capitalism has not only become the driving force behind the development of technology in this country but also how scientific research—particularly within universities—has been dominated by the corporations who fund it, who go so far as to influence the education of the engineers that will one day create the technology to be used for capitalist gain. Noble reveals that technology, often thought to be an independent science, has always been a means to an end for the men pulling the strings of Corporate America—and it was these men that laid down the plans for the design of the modern nation today.
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Technology in the Modern Corporation

A Strategic Perspective

Author: Mel Horwitch

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483160548

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 244

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Technology in the Modern Corporation: A Strategic Perspective examines the role of technology in corporate planning and all that this relationship implies to corporate organization and strategy. Organized into 13 chapters, this book first discusses the management of corporate entrepreneurship; technological innovation and interdependence; and the rise and character of modern technology strategy. Subsequent chapters describe corporate research and development; corporate strategies for managing emerging technologies; approaches for the strategic management of technology; innovation and corporate strategy; and executive succession, strategic reorientations, and organization evolution.
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New Perspectives on the Modern Corporation

Corporate Strategy and Firm Growth: Creating Value for Shareholders

Author: Angelo Dringoli

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781005672

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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This book explores the conditions for growth that can create value for shareholders, focusing on the main strategies adopted by firms including horizontal expansion, vertical integration and product diversification. To evaluate whether or not a particular growth strategy is successful, the author examines the economic fundamentals of each strategy and presents analytical models of both internal development and external acquisition. He moves on to present four case studies of successful companies to highlight how a firm chooses and implements a defined growth strategy. This stimulating integrated analysis will appeal to researchers and students in business administration as well as managers, entrepreneurs and consultants involved in strategic management.--publisher description.
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The Modern Firm

Organizational Design for Performance and Growth

Author: John Roberts

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198293750

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

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The Economist's Best Business Book of the Year, The Modern Firm is written by one of the world's leading economists and experts on business strategy and organization, and provides new insights into the changes going on in business today.
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The Manager's Handbook for Corporate Security

Establishing and Managing a Successful Assets Protection Program

Author: Edward Halibozek,Gerald L. Kovacich

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0128046139

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 498

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The Manager’s Handbook for Corporate Security: Establishing and Managing a Successful Assets Protection Program, Second Edition, guides readers through today’s dynamic security industry, covering the multifaceted functions of corporate security and providing managers with advice on how to grow not only their own careers, but also the careers of those they manage on a daily basis. This accessible, updated edition provides an implementation plan for establishing a corporate security program, especially for those who have little or no knowledge on the topic. It also includes information for intermediate and advanced professionals who are interested in learning more about general security, information systems security, and information warfare. Addresses today’s complex security industry, the role of the security manager, the diverse set of corporate security functions, and skills for succeeding in this dynamic profession Outlines accessible, comprehensive implementation plans for establishing asset protection programs Provides tactics for intermediate and advanced professionals on the topics of general security, information systems security, and information warfare Offers new perspectives on the future of security and evolving expectations of security professionals
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The Theory of Corporate Finance

Author: Jean Tirole

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400830220

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 656

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The past twenty years have seen great theoretical and empirical advances in the field of corporate finance. Whereas once the subject addressed mainly the financing of corporations--equity, debt, and valuation--today it also embraces crucial issues of governance, liquidity, risk management, relationships between banks and corporations, and the macroeconomic impact of corporations. However, this progress has left in its wake a jumbled array of concepts and models that students are often hard put to make sense of. Here, one of the world's leading economists offers a lucid, unified, and comprehensive introduction to modern corporate finance theory. Jean Tirole builds his landmark book around a single model, using an incentive or contract theory approach. Filling a major gap in the field, The Theory of Corporate Finance is an indispensable resource for graduate and advanced undergraduate students as well as researchers of corporate finance, industrial organization, political economy, development, and macroeconomics. Tirole conveys the organizing principles that structure the analysis of today's key management and public policy issues, such as the reform of corporate governance and auditing; the role of private equity, financial markets, and takeovers; the efficient determination of leverage, dividends, liquidity, and risk management; and the design of managerial incentive packages. He weaves empirical studies into the book's theoretical analysis. And he places the corporation in its broader environment, both microeconomic and macroeconomic, and examines the two-way interaction between the corporate environment and institutions. Setting a new milestone in the field, The Theory of Corporate Finance will be the authoritative text for years to come.
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Managing in the Modern Corporation

The Intensification of Managerial Work in the USA, UK and Japan

Author: John Hassard,Leo McCann,Jonathan Morris

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521845823

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 277

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This books is an examination of the effects of organizational restructuring in large corporations.
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The Modern Corporation and Private Property

Author: Gardiner Means

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351479342

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 426

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This monumental work on the corporation is one of those enduring classics that many cite but few have read. Graced with a new introduction by Weidenbaum and Jensen, this new edition makes this classic available to a new generation. Written in the early 1930s, The Modern Corporation and Private Property remains the fundamental introduction to the internal organization of the corporation in modern society. Combining the analytical skills of an attorney with those of an economist, Berle and Means raise the central questions, even when their answers have been superseded by changing circumstances.The book's most enduring theme is the separation of ownership from control of the modern corporation and its consequences. Berle and Means display keen awareness of the divergent interests of directors and managers, and of each from owners of the firm. Among their predictions are the characteristic increase in size of the modem corporation and concentration of the economy. The authors view stock exchanges and stock markets as essential by-products of the rise of the modem corporation, and explore how these function. They address the difficult questions of whether corporations operate for the benefit of owners or managers, and explore what motivates managers to make effective use of corporate assets. Finally, they examine the role of the corporation as the prevailing form of organizing the production and distribution of goods and services.In their new introduction, Weidenbaum and Jensen, co-directors of the Center for the Study of American Business at Washington University, critically assess the impact of developments not fully anticipated by Berle and Means, such as the rise of the service sector, and the significant role played by institutional investors in the owner/manager equation. They note the authors' prescient observations, including the complex role of and motivating influences on professional managers, and the significance of inside informatio
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Research Handbook on the History of Corporate and Company Law

Author: Harwell Wells

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1784717665

Category:

Page: 656

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Understanding the corporation means understanding its legal framework, but until recently the origins and evolution of corporate law have received relatively little attention. The topical chapters featured in this Research Handbook, contributed by leading scholars from around the world, examine the historical development of corporation and business organization law in the Americas, Europe, and Asia from the ancient world to modern times, providing an invaluable resource for both further historical research and scholars seeking the origins of present-day issues.
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Winning the Next War

Innovation and the Modern Military

Author: Stephen Peter Rosen

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801481963

Category: History

Page: 275

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Rosen argues that armies and navies are not forever doomed to "fight the last war." Rather, they are able to respond to shifts in the international strategic situation.
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