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Corporate Political Agency
The Construction of Competition in Public Affairs

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Volume: 163

September 2012 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
How do business firms decide on their strategies for political advocacy? What agents do they use to influence the business and governmental environments? Should a corporation use an outside agent such as a trade association or rely on an in-house public affairs manager? This book represents the first-ever comprehensive overview of the burgeoning phenomenon of corporate political agency. Beginning with the basic theoretical concerns of understanding the competitive nature of the democratic system, this collection moves on to the practical considerations of whether the various chosen forms of public affairs activity actually work as intended.
 
PART ONE: AGENCY AND COMPETITION
Barry M Mitnick
Choosing Agency
Barry M Mitnick
Political Contestability
 
PART TWO: BASIC CONTEXTS FOR CORPORATE POLITICAL ACTIVITY: CREATING AGENTS
Barry M Mitnick
The Strategic Uses of Regulation - And Deregulation
Barry M Mitnick
Strategic Behavior and the Creation of Agents
Gerald D Keim and Barry D Baysinger
The Efficacy of Business Political Activity
Competitive Considerations in a Principal-Agent Context

 
 
PART THREE: CHOICES OF INSTITUTIONAL SETTING
Allen M Kaufman, Ernest J Englander and Alfred A Marcus
Selecting an Organizational Structure for Implementing Issues Management
A Transaction Costs and Agency Theory Perspective

 
Barry M Mitnick
Agents in Analysis
The Advisory Role in Public Affairs Management

 
 
PART FOUR: CHOICES OF MACRO-LEVEL STRATEGIES AND OF MICRO-LEVEL TACTICS
John F Mahon
Shaping Issues/Manufacturing Agents
Corporate Political Sculpting

 
William D Oberman
Strategy and Tactic Choice in an Institutional Resource Context
Kathleen A Getz
Selecting Corporate Political Tactics
 
PART FIVE: ASSESSING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CORPORATE POLITICAL ACTIVITY
Craig S Fleisher
Assessing the Effectiveness of Corporate Public Affairs Efforts

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