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First Published: Sun, Nov 30 2008. 11 39 PM IST

Updated: Sun, Nov 30 2008. 11 39 PM IST
Examining corporate responsibility
Some economists say that the purpose of corporations is simple: to earn profitable returns on their capital investments. All else is incidental, even superfluous. However, others contend that corporations, particularly global ones, must assume responsibility for “sustainable economic development”.
In his award-winning book, the ethicist and visionary Simon Zadek examines corporate, social and environmental responsibility. GetAbstract says Zadek’s book is required reading for executives, public policy makers, academics and others who ponder the role of corporations.
The Civil Corporation
Simon Zadek
Earthscan Publications Ltd, 2007, 288 pages
List Price: $37.95
ISBN-13: 9781844074310
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Keeping big projects afloat
The 1994 opening of Japan’s Kansai International Airport on an artificial island in Osaka Bay was the most expensive civil works project in modern history. There was just one problem: The island and airport are sinking into the sea.
To ensure that your organization’s next big project doesn’t turn into a giant boondoggle, read Paul Roberts’ comprehensive, masterful and highly detailed book on project management. GetAbstract appreciates this compact guide to the best project management practices.
Guide to Project Management
Paul Roberts
Profile Books, 2007, 311 pages
List Price: $32.95
ISBN-13: 9781861978226
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First Published: Sun, Nov 30 2008. 11 39 PM IST