Long the dominant organization of western civilization, the modern corporation is now obsolete, says Cook, and is being replaced by a new system of human organization, one that reflects no less than the changing aspects of society itself. Cook's eloquent, elegant analysis and critique offers a true challenge to corporations, calling them a rationalistic contradiction of religion and science that is unsustainable. Instead, he proposes an alternative form of organization, "syntagma" he calls it, that is emerging now and shows signs of becoming successful. His book is a provocative contribution to the professional and academic literature of several fields, including management, the social sciences, organizational behavior, development, history, and will have special interest to certain well informed nonspecialists with an interest in the role played by corporations in their societies.
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Quorum Books
Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.2 inches