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Industrializing English law : entrepreneurship and business organization, 1720-1844

Author: Ron Harris
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: Political economy of institutions and decisions.
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Annotation Between 1720 and the mid-nineteenth century, the legal framework of England remained static, while the country went through an economic and social evolution known as the Industrial Revolution. This book addresses the apparent discrepancy between the developing economy of 1720-1844 and the stagnant legal framework of business organization during the same period. The book specifically focuses on the ways by  Read more...
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Harris, Ron, 1960-
Industrializing English law.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000
(DLC) 99034663
(OCoLC)41445867
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Harris
ISBN: 0511011784 9780511011788 051103380X 9780511033803 0521662753 9780521662758 9780511510137 0511510136 1280420979 9781280420979
OCLC Number: 51028550
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 331 pages).
Contents: Introduction; 1. The legal framework; Part I. Before 1720: 2. The pre-1720 business corporation; 3. The Bubble Act, its passage and its effects; Part II. 1721-1810: 4. Two distinct paths of organizational development: transport and insurance; 5. The joint-stock business corporation; 6. Trusts, partnerships, and the unincorporated company; 7. The progress of the joint-stock organization; Part III. 1800-44: 8. The attitudes of the business community; 9. The joint-stock company in court; 10. The joint-stock company in parliament.
Series Title: Political economy of institutions and decisions.
Responsibility: Ron Harris.
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