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The Blessings of Business: How Corporations Shaped Conservative Christianity, Grem Darren E.



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Автор: Grem Darren E.
Название:  The Blessings of Business: How Corporations Shaped Conservative Christianity
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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ISBN: 0199927979
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199927975
ISBN: 0-19-992797-9
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-0-19-992797-5
Обложка/Формат: Hardback
Страницы: 296
Вес: 0.534 кг.
Дата издания: 01.06.2016
Язык: ENG
Размер: 239 x 163 x 26
Читательская аудитория: General (us: trade)
Подзаголовок: How corporations shaped conservative christianity
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Описание: The Book of Matthew cautions readers that Ye cannot serve God and mammon. But for at least a century conservative American Protestants have been trying to prove that adage wrong. In The Blessings of Business, Darren E. Grem argues that while preachers, activists, and politicians have all helped spread the gospel, American evangelicalism owes its enduring strength in a large part to private enterprise.
Grem argues for a new history of American evangelicalism, demonstrating how its adherents strategically used corporate America--its leaders, businesses, money, ideas, and values--to advance their religious, cultural, and political movement. Beginning before the First World War, conservative evangelicals were able to use businessmen and business methods to retain and expand their public influence in a secularizing, diversifying, and liberalizing age. In the process they became beholden to pro-business stances on matters of theology, race, gender, taxation, trade, and the state, transforming evangelicalism itself into as much of an economic movement as a religious one.
The Blessings of Business tells the story of unlikely partnerships between well-known champions of the evangelical movement such as Billy Graham and largely forgotten businessmen like Herbert Taylor, J. Howard Pew, and R.G. LeTourneau. Grem also shows how evangelicals set up their own pro-business organizations and linked the quarterly and yearly growth of Christian businesses to their social, religious, and political aspirations. Fascinating and provocative, The Blessings of Business uncovers the strong ties that conservative Christians have forged between the Almighty and the almighty dollar.




Selling Hope, Selling Risk: Corporations, Wall Street, and the Dilemmas of Investor Protection

Автор: Langevoort Donald C.
Название: Selling Hope, Selling Risk: Corporations, Wall Street, and the Dilemmas of Investor Protection
ISBN: 0190225661 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780190225667
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Описание: In the midst of globalization, technological change, and economic anxiety, we have deep doubts about how well the task of investor protection is being performed. In the U.S., the focus is on the Securities & Exchange Commission. Part of the explanation is economic and political: the failure to know the right balance between investor protection and capital formation, and the resulting battle among interest groups over their preferred solutions.
In Selling Hope, Selling Risk, author Donald C. Langevoort argues that regulation is also frustrated at nearly every turn by human nature, as exhibited both on the buy-side (investors) and sell-side (corporate executives, bankers, stockbrokers). There is plenty of savvy and guile, but also ample hope, fear, ego, overconfidence, social contagion and the like that persistently filter and distort the messages regulators try to send. This book is the first sustained effort to link the key initiatives of securities regulation with our burgeoning awareness in the social sciences of how people and organizations really behave in economic settings. It examines why corporate fraud occurs and how best to deter it and compensate its victims; the search for an edge via insider trading; the disclosure apparatus and its gatekeepers; sales efforts and manipulation in Ponzi schemes, internet scams, private offerings and crowdfunding; and how this all helps explain the recent global financial crisis.
It ends by turning these insights back on the task of regulation itself, and the strategies (and frustrations) of making regulation work in a financial world that is at once increasingly sophisticated yet deeply human and incurably flawed.

Corporations Are Not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do and What You Can Do about It

Автор: Clements Jeffrey D.
Название: Corporations Are Not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do and What You Can Do about It
ISBN: 1626562105 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781626562103
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Описание: The Supreme Court`s Citizens United ruling that corporations are people eliminated campaign finance restrictions and dramatically increased corporate power. The author describes the movement to reverse the ruling - since the first edition 16 states, 160 Congress people, and 500 cities and towns have called for a Constitutional amendment.

Religious Liberties for Corporations?

Автор: Gans
Название: Religious Liberties for Corporations?
ISBN: 1137484675 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781137484673
Издательство: Springer
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Описание: An expanded version of a series of debates between the authors, this book examines the nature of corporate rights, especially with respect to religious liberty, in the context of the controversial Hobby Lobby case from the Supreme Court`s 2013-14 term.

Governance of Close Corporations and Partnerships

Автор: McCahery, Joseph et al.
Название: Governance of Close Corporations and Partnerships
ISBN: 019926435X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199264353
Издательство: Oxford Academ
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Описание: Examines the limited liability business forms, and seeks to identify the forces that have led to the emergence of new business forms for small and medium-sized businesses. Focusing on the US, UK, and continental Europe, this book analyzes the Limited Liability Company and the Limited Liability Partnership.

Foreign Currency Translation by United States Multinational Corporations

Автор: Gray
Название: Foreign Currency Translation by United States Multinational Corporations
ISBN: 113828095X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781138280953
Издательство: Taylor&Francis
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Описание: Multinational corporate managers, financial analysts, and accountants disagree on what constitutes the appropriate process of translating and consolidating foreign financial statements into US financial statements. In this book, first published in 1993, the author examines financial accounting regarding foreign currency translation for and by multinational corporations by developing: (a) an historical background for the topic, (b) a comparative analysis of two foreign currency translation accounting standards, (c) a topical review of relevant prior research, and (d) a study of multinational corporate managers’ actions when they face a choice between two accounting standards. This title will be of interest to students of business studies.

Mapping European Corporations

Автор: Colli
Название: Mapping European Corporations
ISBN: 0415695279 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415695275
Издательство: Taylor&Francis
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Описание: This book addresses the evolution of the strategies, structures, ownership patterns and performances of large European corporations since the early 1960s. The authors study large and small countries, in order to understand how the process of economic integration has affected the patterns of growth and the structural characteristics of the largest firms. Drawing both on extensive databases and on case studies, the contributions in this volume address the peculiar specificities of large firms in different national contexts, adopting a longitudinal, long term perspective. This volume delivers the first results of an international, collective research effort undertaken by several national teams. The 'Mapping Corporate Europe' project aims to provide a detailed account of the structural traits of the European Corporation in a framework which includes (i) a chronological analysis over 50 years, starting with the Rome treaty in 1957; (ii) geographical extension beyond previous analyses for France, Germany and the UK, by including smaller countries; (iii) firms from other industries in addition to manufacturing companies; and (iv) attention to internationalisation of European firms. These analyses form the basis of a rich description of the developments of large European corporations over the past five decades, using both qualitative and quantitative approaches. This book was originally published as a special issue of Business History.


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