Making the Market: Victorian Origins of Corporate Capitalism

Making the Market: Victorian Origins of Corporate Capitalism

by Paul Johnson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107679887
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/18/2013
Series: Cambridge Studies in Economic History - Second Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Paul Johnson is Vice-Chancellor and President of La Trobe University, Melbourne. His previous publications include the three-volume Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain (edited with Roderick Floud, 2004), Old Age: From Antiquity to Postmodernity (edited with Pat Thane, 1998) and Twentieth-Century Britain: Economic, Social and Cultural Change (1994).

Table of Contents

1. Mammon's cradle; Part I. Individuals: 2. Contracts, debts and debtors; 3. Coercion, custom and contract at work; Part II. Institutions: 4. The incorporation of business; 5. The limitation of liability; 6. Corporate performance; Part III. Information: 7. Shareholders, directors and promoters; 8. Mammon's conceit; Bibliography.

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