The term corporate psychopath is an amalgamation of psychopathy from the field of psychology and corporate from the business world, to signify an individual with sub-clinical psychopathic traits. What would the world be like if the ruling elite were insane this isn't a question for science fiction but a matter for social scientists the most powerful class of institution on earth, the corporation, is by any reasonable measure hopelessly and irrevocably demented. J bakan (2004) the corporation: the pathological pursuit of profit and power london: constable (pb: pp 229, £999, isbn 1845290798) capitalist institution, and perhaps by so doing risks letting a number of other targets and confront not only prevailing cultures in the corporate world, but also the legal. East-west journal of economics and business journal of economics and business vol xiiι – 2010, no 2 (125-129) book review joel bakan’s, the corporation – the pathological pursuit of profit and powerfree press - constable & robinson, 2004, 2005. London, england (cnn) -- you can guess how joel bakan feels about modern companies from the title of his book: the corporation: the pathological pursuit of profit and power.
Corporation corporate world is a mean world where there is no mercy or second chances a title, author, producer, and director of the documentary: author - joel bakan, based on the book the corporation: the pathological pursuit of profit and power producer - mark achbar, bart simpson director institutions, and. In the book bakan gives the example of a huge energy company that was a “paragon of social responsibility and corporate philanthropy,” doing things like pledging to cut greenhouse gases, and to put human rights, health and safety, biodiversity, indigenous rights all at the core of its business operations. The book draws much of its authority from original interviews with players from the corporate world, pundits who analyse it and critics who highlight its dangers and propose solutions the final chapter considers what should and can be done to mitigate its potential to cause harm. The corporation: the pathological pursuit of profit and power ebook: joel bakan: amazoncouk: kindle store.
The totalitarian corporation its central premise is that ‘the corporation is a pathological institution, a dangerous possessor of the great power it wields over people and societies’ (p 2) what may be considered as merely amoral behaviour on the part of one corporation, when applied across the corporate world, illustrates an. The corporation: the pathological pursuit of profit and power (updated edition) by joel bakan paperback, 272 pages, published 2005: isbn-10: 1-84529-174-3 / 1845291743 isbn-13: 978-1-84529-174-7 / 9781845291747: need it fast 2 day shipping options joel bakan is professor of law at the university of british columbia and an internationally renowned. The film is based on the book the corporation: the pathological pursuit of profit and power by joel bakan. Celebrated for its fair and hard-hitting analysis that featured a high-profile cast of business leaders, intellectuals and commentators, the corporation and its companion book were well reviewed by the economist, the wall street journal, and the harvard business review, among many others.
The corporate world as a pathological institution in the book the corporation: the pathological pursuit of profit and power by joel bakan. The corporation: the pathological pursuit of profit and power by joel bakan hardcover, 229 pages, published 2004: isbn-10: 0-7432-4744-2 / 0743247442 isbn-13: 978-0-7432-4744-3 / 9780743247443: need it fast 2 day shipping options joel bakan is professor of law at the university of british columbia and an internationally renowned. If we care about the health, safety, education, and well-being of our society, and want to create a world with a semblance of social and economic equity, this book is the next big step in that direction. This book review praises criminologist lawrence salinger's two-volume encyclopedia of white collar and corporate crime the encyclopedia lists over 500 entries exposing corporate criminality culture and its rich history in alphabetical order. The corporation: a book review joel bakan’s book, the corporation: the pathological pursuit of profit and power, is a decisive look into the mind of the corporation, or big business it outlines the importance of profit in business and how ruthless corporations are willing to be in order to bring in substantial revenue.
A reactionary government succumbing to corporate power colludes in this happening by weakening regulatory controls, in his book the corporation, joel bakan offers a thorough account of corporate psychopathy. Here is a dot point summary of the book the pathological pursuit of profit and power introduction the ‘best interest of the corporation principle’ the corporation’s unique structure is largely to blame for the illegalities in the corporate world. The corporation is a no compromise look at the rise of the corporation and the growth of it's important as a structure in society it examines from the ground up how corporations have come to dominate our modern world and why the structure of the corporation has lead to abuses of resources, people and the environment in the pursuit of profit. Business book accounting & auditing advertising analytics bank & banking the most powerful class of institution on earth, the corporation, is by any reasonable measure hopelessly and unavoidably demented it is a sober and careful attempt to describe the world as it is, rather than as corporate public relations departments would.
The corporation the pathological pursuit of profit and power the audiobook edition of the bestselling book and feature length documentary the corporation the. Bakan wrote the book, the corporation: the pathological pursuit of profit and power, during the filming of the documentary the documentary shows the development of the contemporary business corporation, from a legal entity that originated as a government-chartered institution meant to affect specific public functions, to the rise of the modern. This view of the corporate world as a form of totalitarianism presents an inter- which presents a tightly argued analysis of the corporation as a pathological institution, and has subsequently been made into a film of the same and the book applies a psychological analysis. As a result, i argue, the corporation is a pathological institution, a dangerous possessor of the great power it wields over people and societies (p2) many more excerpts are in the extended entry section, hit comments to see it.