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Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture

Kenneth Lipartito and David B. Sicilia


Challenging assumptions about the history and performance of the business corporation in the United States, this book seeks to explain more fully this crucial institution of capitalism. The authors draw on theoretical insights from economics, law, political science, and cultural studies to show the multiple ways in which corporations have shaped American society, culture, and politics over the past two centuries. They reject assertions that the corporation is dead and show that it in fact has survived, and even thrived by adapting to changes in its politics, social, and cultural environment. T ... More

Keywords: political economy, business history, economic history, business culture, corporation, entrepreneurship, corporate law

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Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199251902
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251902.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth Lipartito, editor
Florida International University
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David B. Sicilia, editor
University of Maryland
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