Megacorporation: The Infinite Times of Alphabet

Author:   Glen Whelan (McGill University, Montreal)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
ISBN:  

9781108428026


Pages:   200
Publication Date:   08 April 2021
Format:   Hardback
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When the scale and scope of influence that a corporation wields is so great that it eclipses that of nearly all other corporations combined, it attains megacorporate status. Whelan proposes that, amongst the current big tech cohort, it is only Alphabet, the parent company of Google, that can be categorized as such. In advancing a novel philosophical perspective, and aspiring to an amoral ideal of analysis, Whelan reveals Alphabet's activities to be informed by the ideology of infinite times, consequently transforming how we experience the past, present and the future at personal and social levels. By shining a light on such corporate existential impacts, Megacorporation: The Infinite Times of Alphabet opens up a new field of research that makes the philosophical analysis of business and society an everyday concern. This novel study on corporate social influence will appeal to readers interested in big tech, business and society, political economy and organization studies.

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Author:   Glen Whelan (McGill University, Montreal)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 1.40cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.497kg
ISBN:  

9781108428026


ISBN 10:   1108428029
Pages:   200
Publication Date:   08 April 2021
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Part I. The Birth of a Megacorporation: 2. Megacorporations; 3. Alphabet; Part II. Shaping our Pasts and Futures: 4. Personal pasts; 5. Social pasts; 6. Personal futures; 7. Social futures; Part III. Megadeath: 8. A finite ideology; 9. Immediate threats.

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'Glen Whelan's book, Megacorporation, offers a unique and compelling critique on the way our lives are captured and framed by megacorporations with their vast reach and their insatiable quest for our data.' Kirsten Martin, William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of Technology Ethics, University of Notre Dame


Author Information

Glen Whelan is Course Lecturer at McGill University. His work focuses on the social influence of corporations, and of high-tech corporations in particular. He regularly publishes in journals such as Business and Society, Business Ethics Quarterly and the Journal of Business Ethics.

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