The Future of Business - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080224763, 9781483136899

The Future of Business

1st Edition

Global Issues in the 80s and 90s

Editors: Max Ways
eBook ISBN: 9781483136899
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 120
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The Future of Business: Global Issues in the 80s and 90s examines the future material, social, and intellectual vigor of business in the United States. The opportunities and problems facing business are analyzed, with emphasis on the basic forces and trends—both internal and external to business—that will largely shape it in the coming decades and their implications for society in general. This book is comprised of five chapters and begins with the argument that business corporations must be able to articulate a set of guiding principles that relate their conduct to the whole range of human aspirations, not just to material abundance or economic considerations alone. The next chapter predicts the future of business based on its international condition and its situation as it is affected by other parts of the societies in which it operates. The role played by business, especially multinational corporations, in the post-1945 expansion of international trade—referred to as ""the new imperialism""—is then discussed, along with the importance of business to government and vice versa; the implications for business of the change from fixed-age retirement to flexible-age retirement; and the future of business-government relations. The final chapter explores a number of economic issues, their implications for politics, the imperative of international cooperation, and the role of business in helping to solve them.
This monograph will be of interest to businessmen, business leaders, consumers, employees, politicians, and the general public.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. A Corporate Dilemma: Materialism vs. Humanism

Chapter 2. Business and its Future

Chapter 3. After Fixed age Retirement is Gone

Chapter 4. The Future of Business/Government Relations in the United States

Chapter 5. The Future of Business and the International Environment


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