Corporate Business and Capitalist Classes

Hardcover | February 1, 1997

byJohn Scott

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Large multinational corporations shape our lives to an enormous extent. How is the growth, power, and significance of big business to be explained and understood? Focusing on the issues of ownership, control, and class formation, Corporate Business and Capitalist Classes explores theimplications of changes in the nature of big business, which affect both the businesses themselves, and the economic and political milieu in which these multinationals operate. Up-to-date empirical evidence is reviewed in a wide-ranging comparative framework that covers Britain and the United States, Germany, France, Japan, and many other societies, including emerging forms of capitalism in China and Russia. Unlike other specialist texts in the area, Corporate Businessand Capitalist Classes relates its concerns to issues of social stratification and class structure. The first and second editions of the book (under the title Corportations, Classes and Capitalism) were enthusiastically received, and the present edition reviews new theoretical ideas and empirical evidence that has emerged in the ten years since the second edition appeared. The text has beencompletely re-written and re-structured, and it relates its concerns to contemporary debates over `disorganized capitalism' and post-industrialism.

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Large multinational corporations shape our lives to an enormous extent. How is the growth, power, and significance of big business to be explained and understood? Focusing on the issues of ownership, control, and class formation, Corporate Business and Capitalist Classes explores theimplications of changes in the nature of big busine...

John Scott is a Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology at University of Essex.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:382 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.98 inPublished:February 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198280769

ISBN - 13:9780198280767

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`This book comprises a through reworking of Scott's earlier work, 'Classes, Corporations and Capitalism' ... the book had serious implications for a number of current debates ... the scope of Scott's knowledge of the debates and literature is displayed to telling effect. The book is writtenwith impressive clarity and authority ... an invaluable synthesis of existing knowledge of patterns of ownership and control. Anybody interested in the area will have to engage with Scott's impressive contribution.' Bob Carter, Sociology