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Prologue: Falling

Amy L. Fraher

in The Next Crash: How Short-Term Profit Seeking Trumps Airline Safety

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452857
eISBN:
9780801470493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452857.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This book examines what happened within America's airline industry after the terrorist attacks of September 2001. Written more than a decade after 9/11, the book seeks to reconceptualize the idea of ... More


The Roots of Turbulence

Amy L. Fraher

in The Next Crash: How Short-Term Profit Seeking Trumps Airline Safety

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452857
eISBN:
9780801470493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452857.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter traces the roots of safety-related problems in the U.S. airline industry. It provides a historical background on air traffic control and highlights the power struggle between pilot ... More


Escalating Risks

Amy L. Fraher

in The Next Crash: How Short-Term Profit Seeking Trumps Airline Safety

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452857
eISBN:
9780801470493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452857.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter examines the escalating risk taking and short-term profit seeking in the airline industry reminiscent of Wall Street strategies that led to the financial crisis of 2008. Airlines and ... More


Airlines Today

Amy L. Fraher

in The Next Crash: How Short-Term Profit Seeking Trumps Airline Safety

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452857
eISBN:
9780801470493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452857.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter discusses the state of the U.S. airline industry today. It begins by assessing the results of interviews conducted between September 2010 and July 2011 regarding pilots' perceptions ... More


Epilogue

Amy L. Fraher

in The Next Crash: How Short-Term Profit Seeking Trumps Airline Safety

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452857
eISBN:
9780801470493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452857.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This epilogue considers a number of ways to stop airlines from prioritizing profit seeking and make them focus more on safety concerns, with an eye towards reconceptualizing the idea of airline ... More


Economics of Private Equity

Shantanu Dutta, Arup Ganguly, and Lin Ge

in Private Equity: Opportunities and Risks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199375875
eISBN:
9780199375899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199375875.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

One of the most controversial recent debates in finance among politicians, policymakers, financial economists, and the media concerns the contribution of private equity (PE) in society. The PE ... More


Solidarity, Strategy, and the Meaning of Business

Lyn Spillman

in Solidarity in Strategy: Making Business Meaningful in American Trade Associations

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226769561
eISBN:
9780226769554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769554.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter challenges the assumption that business is necessarily conducted as self-interested action in the pursuit of profit. To examine how profit-oriented firms and businesspeople make sense of ... More


Against the Profit Motive: The Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780-1940

Nicholas R. Parrillo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300176582
eISBN:
9780300187304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176582.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In America today, a public official's lawful income consists of a salary. But until a century ago, the law frequently authorized officials to make money on a profit-seeking basis. Prosecutors won a ... More


Before Stalinism: The Early 1920s

Andrei Sokolov

in Guns and Rubles: The Defense Industry in the Stalinist State

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125245
eISBN:
9780300151701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125245.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the formative stage of the defense industry of the Soviet Union during the early 1920s. It explains that competition and profit-seeking were never strong features of the Russian ... More


The plebiscitum Claudianum

André Tchernia

in The Romans and Trade

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198723714
eISBN:
9780191829376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723714.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In this chapter the terms of the plebiscitum Claudianum are examined. This law forbade senators and their families from owning sea-going vessels with a capacity of more than 300 amphorae. This ... More


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