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Business-Managed Democracy

“Business-managed democracies are those in which the political and cultural arrangements are managed in the interests of business”

Sharon Beder

Business-Managed Education

Corporate Scholarships

Many firms sponsor and fund scholarships as a way of associating their brands with educational endeavours.


US reference

45 percent of Californian schools participated in scholarship programs run by food and beverage companies.

reference Coke scholarships

Companies such as Coca-Cola, McDonalds and Wendy’s fund scholarship programs.


In 2009 Toyota gave 100 high school seniors college scholarships worth a total of $1 million.

Canada reference toyota logoToyota funds fifteen $5000 scholarships for students who have excelled in environmental community service. This not only advertises the Toyota brand but associates it with environmental protection at a time when car manufacturers are being criticised for their contribution to air pollution. reference

Future Shop provides 55 students with scholarships

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