Corporate Political Agency: The Construction of Competition in Public Affairs

Corporate Political Agency: The Construction of Competition in Public Affairs

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What factors affect the choice of political advocacy strategies by business firms? What agents do they use to influence the business and governmental environment? When should a corporation employ an outside agent such as a trade association, or rely on an in-house public affairs manager? In Corporate Political Agency, Mitnick brings together leading scholars to present a first-ever comprehensive overview of the burgeoning phenomenon of corporate political agency. Beginning with the basic theoretical concerns of understanding the competitive nature of the democratic system, this collection moves on to the practical considerations of choosing the means for political intervention and whether the various forms of public affairs activity chosen actually work as intended. Political and organizational science scholars, policymakers, and managers will find this book an ...

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