Stories by William Lazonick

William Lazonick is professor of economics and director of the UMass Center for Industrial Competitiveness. He cofounded and is president of the Academic-Industry Research Network. His book, "Sustainable Prosperity in the New Economy? Business Organization and High-Tech Employment in the United States" (Upjohn Institute, 2009) won the 2010 Schumpeter Prize. subscribe to William Lazonick's feed

Posted on: Mar 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

To succeed on the world stage, companies in the U.S. need a stronger employee voice.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Worrying about automation distracts us from the real problem: misuse of corporate profits.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2012, Source: The Guardian

U.S. business corporations pay out too much to shareholders instead of investing in the future.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

It’s time to restore corporate power to the people by blasting through the myths about how corporations should be run, and for whom.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Why are top executives making outrageous amounts of money for not doing their jobs? It's time to fight back -- because they work for us.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Over the last 30 years, corporations have turned on the 99 percent. Here's how it happened and how to fight back.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2011, Source: New Deal 2.0

Economist William Lazonick explores why American business leaders have taken a hike on the nation.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2011, Source: New Deal 2.0

The top dogs have a huge interest in allocating corporate resources to jack up their companies’ stock prices, thanks to some terrible decisions by the SEC.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2011, Source: New Deal 2.0