Firm Commitment

Why the corporation is failing us and how to restore trust in it

Firm Commitment

The corporation is one of the most important and remarkable institutions in the world. It affects all our lives continuously. It feeds, entertains, houses and, employs us. It generates vast amounts of revenue for those who own it and it invests a substantial proportion of the wealth that we possess. But the corporation is also the cause of immense problems and suffering, a source of poverty and pollution, and its failures are increasing. How is the corporation failing us? Why is it happening? What should we do to restore trust in it? While governments are subject to repeated questioning and scrutiny, the corporation receives relatively little attention. Firm Commitment provides a lucid and insightful account of the role of the corporation in modern society and explains why its problems are growing. It gives a fresh perspective on the crises in financial markets, developing countries, and the environment. Based on decades of analysis and research, it describes a new approach to thinking about the firm which not only stops it destroying us but turns it into the means of protecting our environment, addressing social problems, and creating new sources of entrepreneurship and innovation. It sets out an agenda for converting the corporation into a twenty-first century organization that we will value and trust. It takes you on a journey that starts in the Galapagos, ends in Ancient Egypt, and in the process brings you to a new level of appreciation of the economic world we inhabit.

Code of Federal Regulations

Containing a Codification of Documents of General Applicability and Future Effect as of December 31, 1948, with Ancillaries and Index

Code of Federal Regulations


Investment Banking and Security Market Development: Does Finance Follow Industry?

Investment Banking and Security Market Development: Does Finance Follow Industry?

Long-term relationships between business firms and investment banks are pervasive in developed security markets and there is evidence that better monitoring and information result from these relationships. Therefore, security markets should allocate resources better when an investment banking industry exists. We study the necessary conditions for the emergence of sustainable relationships and explore whether policy can foster them. We show that policy can help alleviate the costs of relationships, but an investment banking industry will not emerge with only a small number of large firms.

Title 12 Banks and Banking Parts 1026 to 1099 (Revised as of January 1, 2014)

12-CFR-Vol-9

Title 12 Banks and Banking Parts 1026 to 1099 (Revised as of January 1, 2014)

The Code of Federal Regulations Title 12 contains the codified Federal laws and regulations that are in effect as of the date of the publication pertaining to banks, banking, credit unions, farm credit, mortgages, consumer financial protection and other related financial matters.