By Kenneth A. Gould, Allan Schnaiberg, Adam S. Weinberg
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But they must also make profits at a rate high enough to satisfy investors: in the language of business theory, the firm must "maximize share values" for their shareholders (Walley & Whitehead 1994). Finally, in the modern world, the firm must in addition invest its profits in a way that will discourage other competing investors from "taking over" the firm to absorb its profits. This represents a formidable challenge for contemporary managers: they cannot do too poorly or too well! Let us try to trace these consequences of contemporary competitive systems.
While Weinberg was one of these, he was not the coordinator involved in this particular project. 26 Local Environmental Struggles larger impact than the mere local enforcement of a federal law. The regional coverage and interactions with the regulatory agencies had an impact on the entire region. This was confirmed by phone calls to NEO's office in response to the article and NEO's success in forestalling future actions by the developer. We will have more to say about this project in Chapter 2.
Social movement organizations, the NEO's work in the 1970s centered on creating better laws and larger regulatory agencies. It used all available resources at both the national and local levels to push for more agencies, regulatory personnel, and laws. In short, NEO believed that regulatory agencies could be entrusted with the tools needed to regulate and protect ecosystem elements. By the mid-1980s, it was apparent to groups like NEO that not only had these strategies not worked, but that they were particularly ineffective within the current political and economic climate.
Local Environmental Struggles: Citizen Activism in the Treadmill of Production by Kenneth A. Gould, Allan Schnaiberg, Adam S. Weinberg