The Sole Proprietor; Ownership Attributes; Owners and Creditors; Owners and Ordinary Employees; Owners and Managerial Employees; Transfer of Ownership: Purchase Subject to Debt and Option to Purchase; Partnerships; Reasons for Joint Ownership; Formation; Entity and Aggregate Concepts; Fiduciary Obligations; Corporations; Basic Structure; Formation; Obligations of Officers and Directors; Corporate Accountability: Issue of Separation of Ownership and Control; Corporate Law and Corporate Financial Structure; Basic Corporate Investment Devices: Economic Attributes and Formal Characteristics; Definitions; Types of Securities; Formal and Functioning Characteristics; Financial Alternatives Inside and Outside the Firm; Valuation, Financial Strategies, and Capital Markets; Leverage and Choice of Capital Structure; Capital Structure; Dividend Policy; Securities Markets.
Russian journalist Feofanov specializes in the law, and here presents 20 essays, revised from earlier publication in the Soviet Union and Russia, mostly focusing on specific cases to illuminate the principles and practices of the Soviet legal system. American law scholar Barry translated the articles and provides explanations of aspects that the original readers would have been familiar with. The last section covers the transition from Soviet to Russian rule. Paper edition (unseen), $21.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)