Industrializing English Law: Entrepreneurship and Business Organization, 1720-1844

Industrializing English Law: Entrepreneurship and Business Organization, 1720-1844

by Ron Harris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521182522

ISBN-13: 9780521182522

Pub. Date: 02/17/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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 which the legal-economic nexus of the period gave rise to the modern institutions of organizing business.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521182522
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/17/2011
Series:
Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions Series
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of 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.

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