- Subject index
The Handbook of 21st Century Management provides authoritative insight into the key issues for students in college or corporate courses with a particular emphasis on the current structure of the topic in the literature, key threads of discussion and research on the topic, and emerging trends. This resource is useful in structuring exciting and meaningful papers and presentations and assists readers in deciding on management areas to take elective coursework in or to orient themselves towards for a career. Indeed, familiarity with many of the topics in this Handbook would be very useful in job interviews for positions in business.
Chapter 13: Activist Group Tactics to Influence Companies
Firms are entities with a considerable influence on social life. They affect wealth and welfare by offering jobs to workers, selling services and products to consumers, paying dividends to shareholders, and discharging wastes on nearby communities. However, firms are not necessarily held to be responsible to all of these, and other, stakeholders, other than as required by law. In fact, in the United States, firms are first and foremost held to serve the interests of their owners. Yet, if firms were to pursue the interests of their owners without any regard for the interests of workers, consumers, and communities—that is, if they were not to accept social responsibility commensurate to their social power—they are ...