This book provides an original and far-reaching analysis of the impact of the modern corporation on contemporary social structure. Combining business history with political insight, it offers a systematic critique of the post-industrial order and the illusions it fosters.
Introduction: Renewing the Discussion 1. Corporate form: Organizing the Production of a New Physical World 2. The Evolution of Corporate form 3. Private and Corporate Property 4. The Ruling Class in Corporate Society 5. The Modern Middle Class 6. Managing the Collective Worker 7. Neither Artisans nor Proletarians 8. Epilogue: Alberich and Prometheus—The Modern Corporation as a Social Institution