Entrepreneurship and Business Organization 1720-1844

Brief introduction about the book

图片1Between the passage of the Bubble Act in 1720 and the sweeping reforms of the General Incorporation Act of 1844, the legal framework of business organization in England remained remarkably stagnant despite the profound economic and structural changes wrought by the Industrial Revolution. Originally published in 2000, this book analyzes why this discrepancy occurred, especially when other nations of that time, whose economies were far less developed, were evolving more permissive laws of business organization. Employing extensive primary source archival material, Ron Harris shows how the institutional development of major forms of business organization – the business corporation, the partnership, the trust, the unincorporated joint-stock company – evolved and how English law finally took account of these developments.

About the Author

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Ron Harris is dean and professor of Law and Legal History at Tel Aviv University Law School and has published articles such as “Roundtable: Israeli Constitutionalism”,”Political Economy, Interest Groups, Legal Institutions and the Repeal of the Bubble Act in 1825”,”Some Reflections on the Transplantation of British Company Law in Post Ottoman Palestine”,and”The Transplantation of a Legal Discourse: Corporate Personality Theories from German Codification to British Political Pluralism and American Big Business”.

More information at:http://works.bepress.com/ron_harris/.


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