Corporations: A Study of the Origin and Development of Great Business Combinations and of Their Relation to the Authority of the State

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Beard Books, May 1, 2000 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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The purpose of this work is to trace the historical development of corporate forms and the social functions that have successively been performed within them. The subject of corporations is divided on the basis of those that have been of service to mankind under conditions prevalent in the past and those at the turn of the twentieth century. Covered are: ecclesiastical corporations; feudalism and corporations; municipalities; gilds; educational and eleemosynary corporations; national England; regulated companies; regulated exclusive companies; joint-stock companies; colonial companies; legal view of corporations; and modern corporations.
 

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Contents

EDUCATIONAL AND ELEEMOSYNARY CORPORATIONS Continued
1
NATIONAL ENGLAND
61
REGULATED COMPANIES
66
REGULATED COMPANIES TENDING TO EXCLUSIVENESS
87
JOINTSTOCK COMPANIES
114
COLONIAL COMPANIES
157
THE LEGAL CONCEPTION OF CORPORATIONS
209
MODERN CORPORATIONS
248
APPENDIX
281
INDEX
285
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