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Today, the corporation plays a dominant role in economics, politics, and societies across the globe. Understanding the corporation means understanding its legal framework but until recently, the origins and evolution of corporate law have received relatively little attention. This Handbook sheds new light on the historical development of both the corporation and business organization law.This extensive collection brings together contributions from an array of international academics to provide the first wide-ranging history of the laws of corporations and business organizations from ancient to modern times. The contributors offer a global exploration of the development of corporation and company law, moving beyond the United States and Western Europe to present studies in Mexico, India and China, as well as addressing the trajectory of scholarly debate. Not only do the contributions examine the growth of the law of public corporation, they also address the development of laws governing other business forms.This Handbook will prove an invaluable resource for corporation law and business scholars, as well as business and legal historians and economists.
Number of Pages: 704
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Series Title: Research Handbooks in Corporate Law and Governance
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
Street Date: February 23, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-62-7535