New corporate elites and the erosion of the Keynesian social compact

Daguerre, Anne (2014) New corporate elites and the erosion of the Keynesian social compact. Work, Employment and Society, 28 (2) . pp. 323-334. ISSN 0950-0170 (doi:10.1177/0950017013496303)

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Abstract

The role of corporate elites - notably financial elites - has been at the forefront of political debates in Western capitalist societies since the start of the Great Recession in 2008. The major structural unbalances that had accumulated in Anglo-American economies over the last quarter of the 20th century played a key role in the build up to the financial crisis. Taking advantage of the mobility of capital, business elites promoted a model of shareholder capitalism actively backed up by the state. A process of elite competition took place: financial intermediaries acting on behalf of institutional investors marginalized the alliance between traditional managerial elites and workers which had been at the heart of the Keynesian compromise. This contribution outlines the consequences of the unravelling of the 20th century social pact for workers and their families. It concludes by outlining ‘what’s to be done’ to forge a 21st century social pact.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online before print September 26, 2013
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations > Employment Relations group
Item ID: 12000
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Depositing User: Anne Daguerre
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2013 09:22
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2019 08:28
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/12000

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