ERIC Number: ED065983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
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A Forecast of the Interaction Between Business and Society in the Next Five Years.
Gordon, Theodore J.; And Others
Projections about the interaction between business and society from 1971-75, made by a panel of 23 businessmen and students, are reported. Respondents each answered two questionnaires; the second questionnaire was based on results from the first, to make projections more precise. Respondents predicted that militant acts directed against business will continue, that campaigns publicizing business contributions to social issues will not reduce criticism of business, and that profitable operations of most businesses will continue. The report said student panelists were more skeptical than businessmen that a number of radical social goals would be achieved by 1975. Panelists suggestions for promising future actions for businesses included: (1) employee insurance to guarantee income and retraining after layoff; (2) employee rewards for participating in community affairs; (3) a social audit corporation for companies wanting a review of their social programs. (MG)
Descriptors: Business, Business Administration, Business Responsibility, Social Change, Sociocultural Patterns
Institute for the Future, Riverview Center, Middletown, Connecticut 06457 ($3.00)
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Authoring Institution: Institute for the Future, Middletown, CT.