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Business Roundtable.

The Business Roundtable, an elite lobbying and advisory organization of chief executive officers (CEOs) from two hundred of the nation's largest business enterprises, was established in ...

Business Roundtable.

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Kim McQuaid

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
371 words

...Business Roundtable. The Business Roundtable, an elite lobbying and advisory organization of chief executive officers (CEOs) from two hundred of the nation's largest business enterprises, was established in 1972 in response to a surge of regulatory legislation that began in the mid-1960s. New laws that protected the environment, affected consumer goods, regulated energy use, secured worker safety and health, and guaranteed equal employment opportunity, combined to increase production costs and diminish business profits. Big business reacted aggressively to...

Business Roundtable

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Kim McQuaid

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

... Roundtable The Business Roundtable, an elite lobbying and advisory organization of chief executive officers (CEOs) from two hundred of the nation's largest business enterprises, was established in 1972 in response to a surge of regulatory legislation that began in the mid-1960s. New laws that protected the environment, affected consumer goods, regulated energy use, secured worker safety and health, and guaranteed equal employment opportunity all combined to increase production costs and diminish business profits. Big business reacted aggressively to...

Business Roundtable

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
31 words
New Zealand Business Roundtable

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The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
20 words

...Zealand Business Roundtable noun a national organisation of company chief executives which promotes the interests of the business...

Business Roundtable.

Business Roundtable.  

The Business Roundtable, an elite lobbying and advisory organization of chief executive officers (CEOs) from two hundred of the nation's largest business enterprises, was established in 1972 in ...
Superstitions

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
2,047 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...apply to only two, but sometimes the ‘two’ relationship is present when more than two elements are involved. For example, it would be proper to say that ‘The President was trying to start negotiations between Israel, Egypt, Syria and Jordan’ if what was contemplated was not a round-table conference but separate talks involving Israel and each of the other three nations.” Theodore M. Bernstein , Dos, Don'ts & Maybes of English Usage 29 ( 1977 ). See between ( a ) . I. The False Notion That You Should Never Use the First-Person Pronouns I and me . “If...

National Space Society

National Space Society  

(NSS)An independent non-profit educational organization founded in 1974 by German rocket engineer Wernher von Braun to increase public understanding and support of space exploration, and to support ...
National Association of Manufacturers

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Colin Gordon

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History

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Current Version:
2013

...with pro-business stories, and launched a series of educational campaigns on behalf of “free enterprise.” Though the NAM was less prominent and influential than such moderate business organizations as the Business Roundtable or the Chamber of Commerce, its cold war against labor and liberalism after 1945 undermined the political legitimacy of the labor movement and paved the way for the more widespread managerial and political attacks on organized labor that began in the 1970s. [ See also Antilabor Mobilization after 1945 ; Business Roundtable ; ...

National Space Society

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A Dictionary of Space Exploration (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

...The NSS has more than 22 000 members, and is based in the USA, with about 50 chapters, including three each in Australia and India and one each in Canada, Germany, and Ireland. In January 2004 , NSS joined with the Satellite Industry Association and the Washington Space Business Roundtable to create the National Space and Satellite Alliance ( NSSA ) to unify advocacy for issues concerning space policy. The NSS publishes Ad Astra , a bimonthly...

Davis–Bacon Act

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Joseph A. McCartin

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History

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Current Version:
2013

... the formulas used to calculate the prevailing wage were adjusted to include data on fringe benefits. By the early 1970s, however, contractors—through organizations such as the Associated Builders and Contractors and the Construction Users Anti-Inflation Roundtable (later called the Business Roundtable)—began calling for the repeal of Davis–Bacon. They alleged that the act contributed to inflation and higher taxes. Repeated well-financed attempts to repeal the act failed in part because organized labor united its political allies to rebuff such attempts....

Chambers of Commerce

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Colin Gordon

The Oxford Companion to United States History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
339 words

...lobbying; informational services to members; and its magazine, Nation's Business , the USCC proved a moderate and politically pragmatic vehicle for business opinion and influence. See also Business Roundtable ; National Industrial Conference Board ; New Deal Era, The . Richard Hume Werking , Bureaucrats, Businessmen and Foreign Trade: The Origins of the United States Chamber of Commerce , Business History Review 52.3 (1978): 321–41. Robert M. Collins , The Business Response to Keynes, 1929–1964 , 1981. Colin...

Dominican American National Roundtable

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,043 words

...Development Bank, and the United States Senate Committee for International Relations. During 2003 , the Roundtable identified the census undercount of Dominicans, the deportation of lawful Dominicans, the legalization of undocumented Dominicans, the restoration of the 245(i) Family Reunification Act, and the reduction of the Affidavit of Support as key immigration policy issues affecting the Dominican community. In addition, the Dominican Business Impact Research pilot program was initiated to document and analyze the economic effect of corner grocery...

National Association of Manufacturers.

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Colin Gordon

The Oxford Companion to United States History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
345 words

...than such moderate business organizations as the Business Roundtable or the Chamber of Commerce , its “cold war” against labor and liberalism after 1945 undermined the political legitimacy of the labor movement and paved the way for the more widespread managerial and political attacks on organized labor that began in the 1970s. See also Business ; Capitalism ; Industrialization ; Labor Movements ; National Industrial Conference Board . Albert Steigerwalt , The National Association of Manufacturers, 1895–1914: A Study in Business Leadership , 1964....

National Industrial Conference Board

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Daniel Nelson

The Oxford Companion to United States History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
355 words

...personnel topics. As the Conference Board, it remained an important source of information on business activity at the end of the twentieth century. See also Business ; Business Roundtable ; Industrial Diseases and Hazards ; Industrial Relations ; Labor Movements ; National Association of Manufacturers ; National Civic Federation . H.M. Gitelman , Management's Crisis of Confidence and the Origin of the National Industrial Conference Board, 1914–1916 , Business History Review 58 (1984): 153–157. Joseph L. Naar , The Conference Board: An Historical...

Business and government

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Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
2,023 words

...cases, governments have looked to business to assist in the delivery of various public policies through their corporate social responsibility programs. This is true at the local level in such areas as through their support for and participation in local economic development institutions and in non-profit support for schools. It is true at the national level through the Group Training Companies program to address youth unemployment. This trend was been underlined by Prime Minister Howard forming the Business Leaders' Roundtable in order to exploit the new wave...

Swope, Gerard

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
635 words
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1

...Depression-era problems. His practical accommodation—not the angry whine of most businesspeople of the period—helped preserve American capitalism. G erard S wope . (Royden Dixon/Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress) Today, the Business Council and its organizational siblings, the Business Roundtable and the Committee for Economic Development, exist as forums for policy debate and contact with government in those many circumstances when government is asked to be a financier, investor, subsidizer, guarantor, lawgiver, regulator, or...

Haney, Lewis Henry

Haney, Lewis Henry (1882)   Reference library

The Encyclopedia of the History of American Management

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
629 words

... 10: 528–40. Haney, L. H. (1921) ‘ Integration in Marketing: Reply to L.D.H. Weld ’, American Economic Review 11: 487–9. Weld, L. D. H , Haney, L. H. and Gray, L. C. (1921) ‘ Is Large-scale Centralized Organization of Marketing in the Interest of the Public? Roundtable Discussion ’, American Economic Review 10(suppl.): 215–24....

Haney, Lewis Henry

Haney, Lewis Henry (1882–1969)   Reference library

The Biographical Dictionary of American Economists

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
591 words

...Weld, ’ American Economic Review (1921), vol. 11, pp. 487–9. (with L. D. H. Weld and L. C. Gray ) ‘ Is Large-Scale Centralized Organization of Marketing in the Interest of the Public? Roundtable Discussion, ’ American Economic Review (1921), vol. 10 sup., pp. 215–24. Morgen...

Business-Government Relations

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Graham K. Wilson

The Oxford Companion to American Politics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
3,096 words

...of Commerce, the Business Roundtable, and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)—claim to speak on behalf of business in general or large chunks of it. This fragmentation has advantages. It allows more voices to be heard and it may help constrain the potential political power of business. However, it has two disadvantages for governance. First, business organizations do not do the work of their counterparts in countries such as Germany in aggregating sometimes conflicting or competing business interests. Second, business organizations are...

Business.

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Thomas K. McCraw

The Oxford Companion to United States History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
3,828 words

...How all of these changes would ultimately turn out remained unknowable. But throughout its history, the American business system had exhibited a remarkable resilience and adaptability. So it seemed likely that Schumpeter's “perennial gale of creative destruction” would remain a fitting metaphor for its future course. See also Advertising ; Airplanes and Air Transport ; Antitrust Legislation ; Automotive Industry ; Business Roundtable ; Canals and Waterways ; Chemical Industry ; Child Labor ; Cotton Industry ; du Pont, Pierre ; Economic...

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