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Incomplete Organizations: Legal Entities and Asset Partitioning in Roman Commerce

Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman, and Richard Squire

in Roman Law and Economics: Institutions and Organizations Volume I

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198787204
eISBN:
9780191829284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787204.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyzes ancient Rome’s law of business entities from the perspective of asset partitioning, the delimiting of creditor collection rights based on the distinction between business assets ... More


Roman Business Associations

Andreas Martin Fleckner

in Roman Law and Economics: Institutions and Organizations Volume I

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198787204
eISBN:
9780191829284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787204.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Roman businessmen eager to launch a joint business venture could choose among three legal forms: the societas, the societas publicanorum, and the peculium of a commonly held slave. None of these ... More


Roman Businesses

Keith Roberts

in The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153270
eISBN:
9780231526852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153270.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes important Roman businesses other than agribusiness and public contracting. The businesses fall into three broad categories: manufacturing, trade, and services. Much ... More


The Downfall of Ancient Business

Keith Roberts

in The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153270
eISBN:
9780231526852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153270.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter first explains the downfall of business that occurred during the third century c.e.. It shows that the decline of business during and after the third century was not due to the plagues ... More


The Principate, 31 b.c.e.–192 c.e.

Keith Roberts

in The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153270
eISBN:
9780231526852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153270.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on the early empire under Augustus and his successors, a two-century period known as the Principate. Two developments during the Principate altered the history of business. ... More


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