Corporate Corruption: The Abuse of Power


This insightful book is a comprehensive examination of corporate misbehavior and abuses. Turning a harsh spotlight on America's prestigious Fortune 500, Clinard reveals that despite their massive production powers, far too many of American's proudest industrial giants have abused the public trust, the people who consume their products, their stockholders, the environment, and even the Third World that they profess to help. Clinard identifies the auto, oil, pharmaceutical, and defense industries as the major offenders. He devotes a chapter to each of them, as well as chapters on corporate violence and bribery, and a final discussion of how to correct these widespread abuses. While avoiding the undignified zealotry of tabloid muckraking, this volume examines the disparity between the facts of corporate misconduct and the glowing image that advertising and other media portray of these corporations.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Marshall B. Clinard
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1990


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