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The Origins of the Business Corporation

Ron Harris

in Going the Distance: Eurasian Trade and the Rise of the Business Corporation, 1400-1700

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691150772
eISBN:
9780691185804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150772.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explains why and how the corporation was transformed into a business corporation. It follows the early history of the corporation and examines how the corporation acquired attributes on ... More


Why Did the Corporation Only Evolve in Europe?

Ron Harris

in Going the Distance: Eurasian Trade and the Rise of the Business Corporation, 1400-1700

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691150772
eISBN:
9780691185804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150772.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter provides theoretical insights that can assist in understanding the resistance to the migration of institutions. It offers an initial framework for the study of non-migration, the ... More


Conclusion: Institutional Migration and the Corporation

Ron Harris

in Going the Distance: Eurasian Trade and the Rise of the Business Corporation, 1400-1700

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691150772
eISBN:
9780691185804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150772.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter talks about the interplay between family, religion, and ruler—three key components of every premodern society, which was the major factor in shaping the pattern of migration of the ... More


Introduction

Ron Harris

in Going the Distance: Eurasian Trade and the Rise of the Business Corporation, 1400-1700

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691150772
eISBN:
9780691185804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150772.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter addresses a wide set of research questions on the organization of trade as a whole and then zooms in on research questions that focus on the development of the joint-stock business ... More


Business Organizations

Stephen Zamora, José RamlÓN CossÍO, Lenone Pereznieto, José Roldá n-Xopa, and David Lopez

in Mexican Law

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199288489
eISBN:
9780191700514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288489.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter provides an overview of the general rules for incorporation and operation of business organizations in Mexico. It focuses on the most common form of business corporation in Mexico, the ... More


Legal and Theoretical Foundations of the Business Corporation

Carsten Gerner-Beuerle and Michael Schillig

in Comparative Company Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780199572205
eISBN:
9780191747397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199572205.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Comparative Law

In accordance with comparative law methodology, the chapter seeks to define and delineate in functional terms the subject matter of this book. It aims to provide a workable conception of ‘business ... More


Corporate Governance Regulation

Carsten Gerner-Beuerle and Michael Schillig

in Comparative Company Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780199572205
eISBN:
9780191747397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199572205.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Comparative Law

This chapter first analyses whether the corporation is merely a profit-maximizing entity or performs a more inclusive, social function. It then discusses some basic economic concepts that are ... More


Rise of the Corporation Nation

Robert E. Wright

in Founding Choices: American Economic Policy in the 1790s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226384740
eISBN:
9780226384764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226384764.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter highlights the dramatic rise in the chartering of business corporations during 1790. Only eight such corporations had been chartered in the long colonial era, and another twenty-one ... More


The World that was and is No More

MITROFF IAN I. and LINSTONE HAROLD A.

in The Unbounded Mind: Breaking the Chains of Traditional Business Thinking

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102888
eISBN:
9780199854943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102888.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Globalization of businesses is revising the principles for doing business today. Unlike the previous era, today's competition had become more intense and U.S. businesses have been challenged more ... More


Rational Business Leadership

Paul Brooker and Margaret Hayward

in Rational Leadership: Developing Iconic Corporations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198825395
eISBN:
9780191864063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825395.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter is an introduction to the book and to the rational type of inspirational leadership which inspires followers with confidence through capable use of appropriate rational means to achieve ... More


Rational Leadership: Developing Iconic Corporations

Paul Brooker and Margaret Hayward

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198825395
eISBN:
9780191864063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825395.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This book shows how a business version of rational leadership develops business corporations (and inspires people with confidence) by using the appropriate rational methods. The book presents classic ... More


Eternal

Lawrence A. Cunningham

in Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170048
eISBN:
9780231538695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170048.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter focuses on the companies that Berkshire has given permanent homes to. These subsidiaries found refuge in Berkshire after suffering from serial ownership by successive parents, leveraged ... More


Transnational Private Authority and Its Contestation

Melanie Coni-Zimmer, Annegret Flohr, and Klaus Dieter Wolf

in Contested World Orders: Rising Powers, Non-Governmental Organizations, and the Politics of Authority Beyond the Nation-State

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198843047
eISBN:
9780191878947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843047.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The chapter investigates the preferences of BRICS and NGOs with regard to the exercise of transnational private authority. Three such governance schemes are selected: the Kimberley Process, the ... More


Going Forward

Aryeh Neier

in The International Human Rights Movement: A History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691200989
eISBN:
9780691200996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691200989.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter traces the history of the international human rights movement back to the anti-slavery movement that took hold in England in the second half of the eighteenth century. It details how the ... More


How Did CAM Become Mainstream?

Candy Gunther Brown

in The Healing Gods: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Christian America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199985784
eISBN:
9780199367801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199985784.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter seven explains that CAM did not become mainstream because it is non-religious, Christian, or scientifically validated, but because it was marketed as a secular and spiritual complement to ... More


Down in Big Blue’s Toxic Plume in Upstate New York

Peter C. Little

in Toxic Town: IBM, Pollution, and Industrial Risks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760697
eISBN:
9780814764510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760697.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter explores peoples' understandings of, negotiations with, and reactions to high-tech industrial pollution in Endicott, New York, the “birthplace” of the International Business Machines ... More


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