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Author Hoopes, James, 1944-

Title Corporate Dreams : Big Business in American Democracy from the Great Depression to the Great Recession.

Publication Info. Piscataway : Rutgers University Press, 2011.

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Description 1 online resource (249 pages)
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Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I -- The Corporate American Dream at Its Height and in Its Origins; Chapter 1 -- The Corporate American Dream; Chapter 2 -- Corporate and National Character; Chapter 3 -- From Public Purpose to Private Profit; Chapter 4 -- Corporations as Enemies of the Free Market; Part II -- Corporate Failure and Government Fix; Chapter 5 -- Corporate Crashes; Chapter 6 -- Managers versus Markets; Chapter 7 -- Corporations Blow Their Chance to End the Depression; Chapter 8 -- Roosevelt's Confused Anticorporatism; Part III -- The Corporation Strikes Back.
Chapter 9 -- The Right to ManageChapter 10 -- Corporations Recover Their Moral Authority; Chapter 11 -- Killing the Unions Softly; Chapter 12 -- Creating Reagan and His Voters; Part IV -- What Manner of Man(ager)?; Chapter 13 -- Masking the Arrogance of Power; Chapter 14 -- Responsibility versus Profit at General Motors; Chapter 15 -- Critics of Managerial Character; Chapter 16 -- JFK's Pyrrhic Victory over U.S. Steel; Part V -- The Corporation in the Wilderness Again; Chapter 17 -- McNamara and the Staffers; Chapter 18 -- The False Confidence of the Anticorporatists.
Chapter 19 -- Corporate America Loses World SupremacyChapter 20 -- Laying the Groundwork for the Corporation's Cultural Comeback; Part VI -- Leadership; Chapter 21 -- Managing by Values; Chapter 22 -- Creating the Concept of Corporate Culture; Chapter 23 -- Inventing the Leadership Development Industry; Chapter 24 -- Reagan Aids Corporations by Bashing Government; Part VII -- Entrepreneurship; Chapter 25 -- Supply-Siders versus the Big Corporation; Chapter 26 -- Reengineering the Corporation; Chapter 27 -- George W. Bush, Enron, and the Great Recession.
Chapter 28 -- Can the Corporate American Dream Be Saved?Notes; Index; About the Author.
Summary In Corporate Dreams, James Hoopes combines a historian & rsquo;s careful eye with an insider & rsquo;s perspective on the business world. This provocative volume tracks changes in government economic policy, changes in public attitudes toward big business, and changes in how corporate executives view themselves. Whether examining the rise of Leadership Development programs or recounting JFK & rsquo;s Pyrrhic victory over U.S. Steel, Hoopes tells a compelling story of how America lost its way, ceding authority to the policies and values of corporate culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Corporate culture -- United States -- History.
Corporate culture.
United States.
Business and politics -- United States -- Case studies.
Business and politics.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Subject Political ethics -- United States.
Political ethics.
Leadership -- United States -- History.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009.
Politics and government.
Chronological Term 2001-2009
2001 - 2009
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books -- Case studies -- History.
Electronic books -- Case studies -- History.
Case studies.
Other Form: Print version: Hoopes, James. Corporate Dreams : Big Business in American Democracy from the Great Depression to the Great Recession. Piscataway : Rutgers University Press, ©2011 9780813551302
ISBN 9780813552040 (electronic book)
0813552044 (electronic book)
0813551307 (hardcover alkaline paper)