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The Resource Stuck in neutral : business and the politics of human capital investment policy, Cathie Jo Martin

Stuck in neutral : business and the politics of human capital investment policy, Cathie Jo Martin

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Stuck in neutral : business and the politics of human capital investment policy
Title
Stuck in neutral
Title remainder
business and the politics of human capital investment policy
Statement of responsibility
Cathie Jo Martin
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
According to conventional wisdom, big business wields enormous influence over America's political agenda and is responsible for the relatively limited scale of the country's social policies. In Stuck in Neutral, however, Cathie Jo Martin challenges that view, arguing that big business has limited involvement in social policy and in many instances desires broader social interventions.Combining hundreds of in-depth interviews with careful quantitative analysis, Martin shows that there is strong support among managers for government-sponsored training, health, work, and family initiatives to enhance workers' skills and productivity. This support does not translate into political action, surprisingly, because big firms are not organized to intervene effectively. Every large company has its own staff to deal with government affairs, but overarching organizations for the most part lobby ineffectively for the collective interests of big business in the social realm. By contrast, small firms, which cannot afford to lobby the government directly, rely on representative associations to speak for them. The unified voice of small business comes through much more clearly in policy circles than the diverse messages presented by individual corporations, ensuring that the small-business agenda of limited social policy prevails. A vivid portrayal of the interplay between business and politics, Stuck in Neutral offers a fresh take on some of the most controversial issues of our day. It is a must read for anyone interested in the past, present, and future of the American welfare state and political economy
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martin, Cathie J
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in American politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social responsibility of business
  • Human capital
  • United States
  • Entreprises
  • Ressources humaines
  • États-Unis
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Human capital
  • Social policy
  • Social responsibility of business
  • United States
Label
Stuck in neutral : business and the politics of human capital investment policy, Cathie Jo Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover13; -- Contents13; -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS -- Introduction -- ONE Business and the Politics of Human Capital Investment -- TWO A Century of Business Involvement in Social Provision -- THREE Nature or Nurture? Company Preferences for National Health Reform -- FOUR On the Bus: Business Organization in Training and 13;Work-Family Issues -- FIVE The Least-Common-Denominator Business Community: Corporate Engagement with Health Policy -- SIX United We Stand: Corporate Engagement with Training Policy -- SEVEN An Affair to Remember: Small Business and the Republican Party against Family Leave -- EIGHT Implications for Our Economic Future -- INDEX
Control code
ocm52229881
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691009605
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780691009605
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctttcg5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52229881
Label
Stuck in neutral : business and the politics of human capital investment policy, Cathie Jo Martin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover13; -- Contents13; -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS -- Introduction -- ONE Business and the Politics of Human Capital Investment -- TWO A Century of Business Involvement in Social Provision -- THREE Nature or Nurture? Company Preferences for National Health Reform -- FOUR On the Bus: Business Organization in Training and 13;Work-Family Issues -- FIVE The Least-Common-Denominator Business Community: Corporate Engagement with Health Policy -- SIX United We Stand: Corporate Engagement with Training Policy -- SEVEN An Affair to Remember: Small Business and the Republican Party against Family Leave -- EIGHT Implications for Our Economic Future -- INDEX
Control code
ocm52229881
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691009605
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780691009605
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctttcg5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52229881

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