The World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum

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This book explores the paradoxes and unique characteristics of the World Economic Forum, highlighting contemporary issues and debates on global governance, economic development and corporate social responsibility. The Forum is one of the most influential, but least understood, global institutions. Its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland and its regional summits held around the world attract a significant and powerful audience from the worlds of business, economics, politics and civil society. The participants, who include business and political leaders, representatives of international institutions and civil society organizations, academia and the media, meet to debate issues of global concern and to develop possible solutions. Forum members see the organization as an innovative venue bringing together different types of stakeholders to solve global problems. To its critics, however, the Foruma€™s public face conceals a private venue for making business deals. With clear and concise sections, including boxes containing key ideas and arguments, The World Economic Forum is a much needed introduction to an important and controversial organization and will be of considerable interest to students and practitioners of international business, international political economy, economics, development, international relations, and globalization.... outsourcing of tasks historically done by government (such as road building and repair), delivery of social services, ... Its core missions centre around building communication between private and public officials and around creating and sustaining public-private partnerships. According to Managing Director Richard Samans, there is a a€œcreative tensiona€ between the public and the private at the Forum.


Title:The World Economic Forum
Author: Geoffrey Allen Pigman
Publisher:Routledge - 2007-01-24
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