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The Role and Duties of Corporate Directors

Roy C. Smith and Ingo Walter

in Governing the Modern Corporation: Capital Markets, Corporate Control, and Economic Performance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195171679
eISBN:
9780199783618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195171675.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The interests of the corporation are entrusted to a board of directors, who are the elected representatives of stockholders (the members of the corporation), who in turn appoint senior management who ... More


Corporate Governance and the Development of Manufacturing Enterprisesin Nineteenth-Century Massachusetts

Eric Hilt

in Enterprising America: Businesses, Banks, and Credit Markets in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226261621
eISBN:
9780226261768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261768.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter analyzes the use of the corporate form among nineteenth century manufacturing firms in Massachusetts, from newly collected data from 1875. An analysis of incorporation rates across ... More


The Governance of Close Corporations and Partnerships: US and European Perspectives

Joseph A. McCahery, Theo Raaijmakers, and Erik P. M. Vermeulen (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264353
eISBN:
9780191718496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264353.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Company and Commercial Law

This book focuses upon the processes by which new business organization forms have developed in the US, UK, and continental Europe. Part I addresses the theoretical developments in partnership and ... More


Corporation Law and the Shift toward Open Access in the Antebellum United States

Eric Hilt

in Organizations, Civil Society, and the Roots of Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226426365
eISBN:
9780226426532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226426532.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter analyses the general incorporation statutes for manufacturing firms adopted by the American states until 1860. Prior to the enactment of a general law, a business could only incorporate ... More


The Law of Corporations

Lawrence M. Friedman

in A History of American Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190070885
eISBN:
9780190070922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190070885.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the development of corporate law in the second half of the nineteenth century. In 1800, corporation law was a torpid backwater of law, mostly a matter of municipalities, ... More


The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume VI 1483–1558

John Baker

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258179
eISBN:
9780191681806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258179.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This volume covers the years 1483–1558. It first considers constitutional developments, and addresses the question of whether there was a rule of law under King Henry VIII. In a period of supposed ... More


Rival Worlds and the Place of the Corporation in International Law

Sundhya Pahuja and Anna Saunders

in The Battle for International Law: South-North Perspectives on the Decolonization Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198849636
eISBN:
9780191883927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849636.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Struggles ‘over’ international law in the period between 1955 and 1974 should be understood not as a battle to control a pre-existing international law, but as marking a series of encounters between ... More


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