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Partnerships, Corporations, and the Limits on Contractual Freedom in U.S. History: An Essay in Economics, Law, and Culture

Naomi R. Lamoreaux

in Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251902
eISBN:
9780191719059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251902.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter argues that a focus on big business has distorted the understanding of the legal history of the corporation. The relevant context for understanding the evolution of the form must be ... More


New Economy Romanticism, Narratives of Corporate Personhood, and the Antimanagerial Impulse

Eric Guthey

in Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251902
eISBN:
9780191719059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251902.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

A narrative analysis of New Economy romanticism as a stylized genre of media hype reveals how the framing of celebrity business leaders folds individual personalities together with corporate ... More


Unfinalized Generosity

Arthur W. Frank

in The Renewal of Generosity: Illness, Medicine, and How to Live

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226260150
eISBN:
9780226260259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226260259.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores the premise that in order to live a human life, people need the generosity of their fellow humans. Generosity offers something different in each of these stories, but it always ... More


A Theory of Legal Personhood

Visa AJ Kurki

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198844037
eISBN:
9780191879708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844037.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Legal personhood is a foundational concept of Western legal thought. It has recently become highly topical, underpinning contemporary debates over the legal status of animals, corporations, foetuses, ... More


Introduction

Visa A.J. Kurki

in A Theory of Legal Personhood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198844037
eISBN:
9780191879708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844037.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter introduces the reader to the topic of legal personhood. It presents the central concepts, terminology, and legal doctrines pertaining to legal personhood, and explains the relevance of ... More


The Modern Business Corporation

Ronald J. Colombo

in The First Amendment and the Business Corporation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199335671
eISBN:
9780199361915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199335671.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Company and Commercial Law

Chapter 2 considers whether the business corporation can fairly be considered an association. It recounts the history of the corporation, from its ancient predecessors to its modern manifestations. ... More


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