15 x 234 x 13mm
This book is written for all those with an interest in building successful enterprises and a prosperous society, including users and providers of capital, stakeholders, educators and citizens. It comes at a time when, after one of the most serious banking crises in modern history, many people are asking what useful purpose some major financial institutions serve, and all are urgently seeking solutions. The book describes the rich inheritance of enterprises and the financial systems which support them in the major market economies. It also looks at some serious problems which affect many of them, from small and medium-size firms to major companies, providers of public services and diverse enterprises like mutuals and non-profits. It shows that the key to many such problems lies in the link between the ownership of enterprise and the provision of the risk capital it needs.