The Executive's Handbook of Trade and Business Associations

How They Work, and how to Make Them Work Effectively for You

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Author: Charles S. Mack

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0899305318

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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This book is written for both association executives who want to help their members better understand the world of associations, and for senior corporate executives and public affairs officers who want to gain maximum benefits from the trade and business organizations in which they are involved. The author focuses particular attention on techniques designed to help the reader evaluate and strengthen the effectiveness of particular associations and to bolster the influence of his or her company within those business organizations. He also provides complete coverage of the environment in which associations operate, association resources and regulation, the inner workings of association management, and future trends.

The Effectiveness of EU Business Associations

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Author: J. Greenwood

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230629377

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 263

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This is a unique collection of papers which brings together those who work in and with EU business associations at the very highest level with many of the leading academic authors on associations over the past two decades. It examines the factors that influence the effectiveness of EU business associations, and the prospects for associations and their members to influence these. It is designed to appeal both to analysts of debates about interest groups, collective action and European integration, and to those who work in and with EU business associations.

Inside the EU Business Associations

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Author: J. Greenwood

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230502628

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

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Whilst actions by business interests are widely acknowledged to be a central mechanism of European integration, the capacity of formal groups which represent them to contribute meaningfully to the integration process is little understood. Based on original research with 50 EU business associations and 150 of their members, this unique book assesses the effectiveness of EU business associations and their potential to bring value to the EU policy making process and to their members, and lends a methodology by which they can be evaluated.

The Challenge of Change in EU Business Associations

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Author: J. Greenwood

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230523234

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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Key practitioners who work in and with EU business associations come together with leading policy makers from the EU institutions and research academics to analyze change factors for the associations and their role in EU policy making and implementation. Contributors include the Head of the team responsible for the EU White Paper on Governance, the Chair of the UK CBI Trade Association Forum, the Chair of the UK Political Studies Association, and the longest serving Secretary General of UNICE.

Business Associations and the Financing of Political Parties

A Comparative Study of the Evolution of Practices in Germany, Norway and Japan

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Author: Arnold J. Heidenheimer,Frank C. Langdon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401188947

Category: Political Science

Page: 249

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Students of government and social power recognize that wherever governmental systems embrace popular elections, the functions and mechanisms of political finance constitute inevitable links of influence between economic structures and political processes. The transmu tation of economic power into political power has been of historic concern from ancient philosophers to modern political scientists. Efforts to discern and interpret the political roles of those engaged in funding candidates and political parties have intensified in recent years. Attention given the subject has deepened substantially in the United States since World War II and, while there have been differ ences in range and quality, serious analytical interests have also developed in numerous other nations around the world. These trends have been accompanied by increasingly more energetic and sophisti cated attempts at comparative analysis. Problems in transnational studies of political processes have always been formidable. The comparative study of political finance has been retarded by difficulties in defining units of analysis that make it possible to identify in some measurable way the effects of political fmance in precise phases of the governing process, e. g. , in the per suasion of voters, in party nominating processes, in executive decision making. Cash transactions, even when known with confidence, consti tute only a partial aspect of political finance. Other shades of economic power may be equally relevant, involving services or goods directly provided, credits and other economic benefits extended or withheld, and the exercise of less tangible but equally potent influence.

The Influence of Business Associations in the European Decision Making Process

A Case Study of the European Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Eurochambres)

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Author: Uli Bethke

Publisher: diplom.de

ISBN: 3832492569

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

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Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: Since the adoption of the Single European Act (SEA) in 1986 more and more competencies have been transferred by EU Member States to decision makers in Brussels. Beside the objective of the completion of the Single Market the scope of Community policies has widened to political co-operation, technological development, and social policy. In addition, the powers of the European Parliament were strengthened and qualified majority voting was introduced for decisions related to the completion of the internal market. Since the summits of Maastricht and Amsterdam European integration has further gained in momentum. National governments again handed over sovereignty to the European level. Jacques Delors famous quote that 80% of regulations impacting on the economic sphere were decided in Brussels today demonstrates the shift of competency. Within the last 15 years Brussels has become an important centre of power. This transference of power to the European level also has affected the behaviour of interest groups. Before 1986 it usually was sufficient to lobby the own national administration in order to influence regulations. The main function of European peak organisations at the time was on the one hand to monitor events in Brussels and report them back to their member federations on the other hand they formed a transnational network for the exchange of information. The growing power of European institutions and the strengthening of the supranational element within the European Union required interest groups to broaden their participation in the European decision making process. In addition, the technical problems regarding the realisation of the internal market, e.g. harmonisation of services, standardisation of products etc. has triggered off an enormous demand for technical input on the side of the European institutions. Since the adoption of the SEA, thus, interest groups have proliferated. New groups with new interests have emerged. Long established organisations have increased their financial and personnel resources. After Washington D.C., Brussels has become the second biggest boomtown for lobbying activities. In 1992 the Commission has estimated that approximately 3000 special interest groups with a total of 10,000 lobbyists try to influence the institutions of the European Union. The directory of interest groups lists 891 European peak organisations. Beside these Eurogroups a myriad form of actors all trying to get [...]

Business Associations, Second Edition

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Author: Clement Shum

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622093089

Category: Law

Page: 84

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This book deals mainly with the law of agency and partnership and also touches on the basic principles of company law with special reference to the law of Hong Kong.

Corporations and Other Business Associations

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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1490247823

Category: Education

Page: 49

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Corporations and Other Business Associations. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Business Associations , Agency, Partnerships, and Corporations

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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1490247858

Category: Education

Page: 45

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Business Associations , Agency, Partnerships, and Corporations. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Business Associations

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Author: Larry E. Ribstein,Peter V. Letsou

Publisher: Anderson Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1030

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Business Associations

Agency, Partnerships, and Corporations : 1999 Supplement : Cases and Materials

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Author: William A. Klein,J. Mark Ramseyer,Stephen M. Bainbridge

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781566628242

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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This is a casebook that covers all the major aspects of business associations.....

Global Business Associations

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Author: Karsten Ronit

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317336224

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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Global business tends to be perceived as a number of individual but powerful multinational corporations, capable of controlling markets and influencing political decisions; in fact, global business is highly organized through a plethora of associations that bring together competing companies and conflicting national businesses. Indeed, global business associations have a long history and, with accelerated globalization, further opportunities emerge for unified business action. This book fills a significant gap in the current literature, examining the pivotal role of global business associations and providing a concise and accessible overview of their different functions in a range of institutional contexts. Beginning by clarifying the concept of global business associations, the author puts their role into a historical and contemporary context in which their economic, social and political functions are sketched. Their historical origin is outlined, including the proliferation of global associations in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. He then moves on to explore and analyse the different types of actors, explaining key categories and their place in the organization of global business with chapters on peak associations (e.g. ICC and WEF), industry associations, alliances, as well as clubs and think tanks, and facilitators. Covering the history, current role and future evolution of this dynamic category of associations, this work will be essential reading for students and scholars of international political economy, international relations, international organizations and global governance.

Business and Politics

A Study of Collective Action

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Author: William Donald Coleman

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773506640

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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This is the first comprehensive study of the origins, structure, membership, and resources of interest groups representing business firms in Canada. William Coleman shows how Canadian businesses have used such associations to acquire special privileges within the policy process and to avoid assuming wider political responsibilities.

Business Associations

Agency, Partnerships, and Corporations : Cases and Materials

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agency (Law)

Page: 881

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Important features of Business Associations, Fourth Edition, include: * Complete & developed materials on agency & partnership reflecting the authors' view that a good background in agency & partnership principles is important for its own sake, & for the study of corporate law * Problems helpful in illustrating material * Attention to the lawyer as planner, as opposed to litigator or critic.

Business Associations: Cases and Materials on Agency, Partnership and Corporations: 2008 Supplement

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Author: William A. Klein,J. Mark Ramseyer,Stephen M. Bainbridge

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781599414614

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 81

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This is the 2008 case supplement to the Klein, Ramseyer and Bainbridge's Business Associations, Cases and Materials on Agency, Partnership and Corporations, 6th Edition.

Support for Growth-oriented, Women Entrepreneurs in Kenya

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Author: Lois Stevenson,Annette St-Onge

Publisher: International Labour Organization

ISBN: 9221168204

Category: Businesswomen

Page: 65

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The African Development Bank's (AfDB) Addis Ababa Forum in June 2003 focused on the role of women entrepreneurs in private sector development, poverty reduction, and sustainable growth and development. It provided an opportunity for the AfDB and the International Labour Office (ILO) to join forces using their complementary expertise in support of women-owned businesses in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Zambia. This report is based on the country assessment for Kenya, where the ILO has been researching and supporting women's entrepreneurship. Examining such issues as the economic context, micro-finance.

Corporations and Other Business Associations

Cases and Materials

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Author: Charles R.T. O'Kelley,Robert B. Thompson

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454883022

Category: Law

Page: 1175

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Corporations and Other Business Associations: Cases and Materials

Building Business in Post-Communist Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia

Collective Goods, Selective Incentives, and Predatory States

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Author: Dinissa Duvanova

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139620312

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Prior to 1989, the communist countries of Eastern Europe and the USSR lacked genuine employer and industry associations. After the collapse of communism, industry associations mushroomed throughout the region. Duvanova argues that abusive regulatory regimes discourage the formation of business associations and poor regulatory enforcement tends to encourage associational membership growth. Academic research often treats special interest groups as vehicles of protectionism and non-productive collusion. This book challenges this perspective with evidence of market-friendly activities by industry associations and their benign influence on patterns of public governance. Careful analysis of cross-national quantitative data spanning more than 25 countries, and qualitative examination of business associations in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Croatia, shows that postcommunist business associations function as substitutes for state and private mechanisms of economic governance. These arguments and empirical findings put the long-standing issues of economic regulations, public goods and collective action in a new theoretical perspective.