Business & Society: A Critical Introduction
Corporations dominate our societies. They employ us, sell to us and influence how we think and who we vote for, while their economic interests dictate local, national and global agendas. Written in clear and accessible terms, this much-needed textbook provides critical perspectives on all aspects of the relationship between business and society: from an historical analysis of the spread of capitalism as the foundation of the 'corporate' revolution in the late nineteenth century to the regulation, ethics and exclusionary implications of business in contemporary society. Furthermore, it examines how corporate power and capitalism might be resisted, outlining a range of alternatives, from the social economy through to new forms of open access or commons ownership.
Caroline Hossein is an Associate Professor of Global Development and Political Science at the University of Toronto at Scarborough and the founder of the Diverse Solidarity Economies (DiSE) collective. Her research and teaching include African diaspora in the Global South; mutual aid; non-profits; international feminist political economy; and social finance.
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