Corporate Networks and Corporate Control: The Case of the Delaware Valley


A central question of power structure research--"Who controls corporations?"--is addressed in this sustained investigation that specifically focuses on the formal ties among Delaware Valley Fortune 500 and Fortune 50 ranked corporations. Faris identifies 48 multi-interlocking corporations and provides empirical evidence on the nature and extent of their interlocking directorates in such areas as policy-setting groups, socio-cultural organizations, and religious denominations. The volume contains clear expositions of three distinct theoretical models of corporate control. User-friendly graphs and tables make the interlocking connections particularly accessible.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1991