William Lazonick

William Lazonick (born June 8, 1945) is an economist who studies innovation and competition in the global economy.

Lazonick's research seeks to understand how, on the basis of innovative enterprise, a national economy can achieve stable and equitable economic growth. Lazonick is the originator of "the theory of innovative enterprise", which, he argues, provides both an essential intellectual foundation for understanding economic performance and a fundamental critique of the neoclassical theory of the market economy. Much of his current work focuses on how the financialization of the U.S. industrial corporation, manifested in massive distributions of corporate cash to shareholders and the explosion of stock-based executive pay, results in employment instability and income inequity, while undermining the innovative capability of the U.S. economy.

Lazonick also conducts cross-national comparative research on the social conditions that enable or proscribe innovative enterprise, focusing in particular on the economies of Britain, Japan, and China as well as the United States. Provided by Wikipedia

by Lazonick, William
Published 2009
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

by Lazonick, William
Published 2012
Oxford University Press

Published 2002
Palgrave Macmillan UK
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