chapter  10
28 Pages

The Big C ≈ Corporation

ByWilliam C. Frederick

Natural Corporate Management is a new way of thinking about the actions of the modern business corporation and the behavior of its managers. The collective impact on the corporation and its managers defines the functions and dynamics of corporate operations as well as the boundaries and opportunities of managerial decision-making. Corporations and their managers are in for a rough and exciting ride in maneuvering their way along the whirling, tumbling rapids of the Evolutionary Cascade. The chapter identifies the key natural management challenges, along with the action potentials, associated with the cascade’s phases such as energy, life, Darwin, gene, homo, brain, symbol, organization, market and the conundrums of corporate choice. The natural theory adopts the standard language used to identify and to organize the major features of a theory of the firm. These categories include a firm’s initiator/founder, authorization, goals/motives, economic functions, organization, governance, decision system, strategy, and purpose.