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Author Hoopes, James, 1944-

Title Corporate dreams : big business in American democracy from the Great Depression to the great recession / James Hoopes

Publ Info New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2011]
 J&W-Denver  HD58.7 .H646 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  HD58.7 .H646 2011    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  HD58.7 .H646 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  HD58.7 .H646 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript ix, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The corporate American dream at its height and in its origins -- The corporate American dream -- Corporate and national character -- From public purpose to private profit -- Corporations as enemies of the free market -- Corporate failure and government fix -- Corporate crashes -- Managers versus markets -- Corporations blow their chance to end the depression -- Roosevelt's confused anti-corporatism -- The corporation strikes back -- The right to manage -- Corporations recover their moral authority -- Killing the unions softly -- Creating Reagan and his voters -- What manner of man(ager)? -- Masking the arrogance of power -- Responsibility versus profit at general motors -- Critics of managerial character -- JFK's pyrrhic victory over U.S. steel -- The corporation in the wilderness again -- McNamara and the staffers -- The false confidence of the anti-corporatists -- Corporate America loses world supremacy -- Laying the groundwork for the corporation's cultural comeback -- Leadership -- Managing by values -- Creating the concept of corporate culture -- Inventing the leadership development industry -- Reagan aids corporations by bashing government -- Entrepreneurship -- Supply siders versus the big corporation -- Reengineering the corporation -- George W. Bush, Enron, and the great recession -- Can the corporate American dream be saved?
LC subject Corporate culture -- United States -- History
Business and politics -- United States -- Case studies
Political ethics -- United States
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009
Leadership -- United States -- History
United States -- Moral conditions
ISBN 9780813551302 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0813551307 (hardcover : alk. paper)