Author McMahon, Christopher
Title Public Capitalism : The Political Authority of Corporate Executives
Imprint Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012
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Descript 1 online resource (215 pages)
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Note Cover -- CONTENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- 1 THE PUBLIC AND THE PRIVATE -- The Private Sector -- Public and Private Morality -- Public Officials -- The Moral Status of Corporations -- 2 LEGITIMACY: THE PRIVATE MODEL -- Employees as Agents -- The Normative Duality of Management -- Promising and Legitimacy -- The Receipt of Pay -- Self-Interest and Corporate Policy -- Conclusion -- 3 LEGITIMACY: THE PUBLIC MODEL -- The Legitimacy of Political Authority -- The Corporate Case -- The Integrated Structure -- Corporate Democracy -- The Nature of Corporate Subordination -- Two Kinds of Corporate Decision Making -- The Scope of Public Capitalism -- Conclusion -- 4 MORALITY AND THE INVISIBLE HAND -- Morality, Altruism, and Capitalist Business Practice -- The Implicit Morality of the Market -- Comparing the Codes: Mutual Aid and Non-Maleficence -- Comparing the Codes: Autonomy -- Public Morality -- 5 PUBLIC MANAGEMENT -- Cooperating with Government -- The Legislative Authority of Management -- Mergers and Acquisitions -- Multinational Corporations -- NOTES -- WORKS CITED -- INDEX -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- W -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Political philosopher Christopher McMahon argues that the social authority of corporate executives is best understood as a form of political authority. Public Capitalism explores the implications of that claim and sketches a new theoretical framework for discussion of the moral and political issues faced by corporate executives
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: McMahon, Christopher Public Capitalism : The Political Authority of Corporate Executives Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press,c2012 9780812244441
Subject Business ethics.;Executives.;Political ethics.;Capitalism
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