The Role of Business in the Modern World
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David Henderson examines the role and conduct of business today, against the background of changes over the last sixty years
Professor Henderson describes the unprecedented material progress that has occurred in the last century as a result of the wide-ranging entrepreneurial opportunities and competitive pressures that exist within a market economy. The material prosperity created by the activities of business is threatened by the ‘global salvationist consensus’ that has arisen in recent years and which seeks to change the role of business via the doctrine of corporate social responsibility. Professor Henderson shows that this consensus is based upon a set of fallacious beliefs about the nature of capitalism, profiteering and business enterprise.
2004, Hobart Papers 150, ISBN 0 255 36548 9, 203pp, PB
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