Frank B. Tipton

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15 Feb 2016

Extremely contagious and potentially fatal, polio reaped an annual harvest from the late 19th through the middle of the 20th centuries. Polio has since been almost eradicated by programs of mass vaccination and is now forgotten. Yet the threat of polio persists in two ways....

Book review

19 Oct 2015

We are accustomed to the idea that single families control a number of our largest firms. In Australia the Murdochs in media, the Lowys in retail and Gina Rinehart and her estranged children in the resources sector occupy us in the business, social, and occasionally...

Book review

1 May 2015

Some influential management researchers have worked to understand how firms relate to their surrounding societies. They argue that, despite the obvious pressures of globalisation on both governments and firms, national 'business systems' show little tendency to converge to a standard pattern. Yet gender relations are...

Book review

27 Jun 2014

In January 1961, Dwight Eisenhower’s final televised speech as President of the United States warned of the need to guard against the unwarranted influence of what he called the ‘military industrial complex’. He believed that the dangerous relationships among industrial firms, government agencies and irresponsible...

Book review

9 May 2014

America’s major corporations spend money in record amounts to secure influence, but the influence they seek benefits only themselves. Was it ever thus? No, according to a new book by Mark Mizruchi, who argues that between the turn of the 20th century and the 1970s,...

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