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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

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Research Handbook on the History of Corporate and Company Law

ISBN13: 9781784717650
Published: February 2018
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £180.00

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Understanding the corporation means understanding its legal framework, but until recently the origins and evolution of corporate law have received relatively little attention.

The topical chapters featured in this Research Handbook, contributed by leading scholars from around the world, examine the historical development of corporation and business organization law in the Americas, Europe, and Asia from the ancient world to modern times, providing an invaluable resource for both further historical research and scholars seeking the origins of present-day issues.

Company Law
Introduction (Harwell Wells)

Part I Taking Shape
1. Islamic Law and Economic Development Jared Rubin
2. Business Organizations in India Prior to the British East India Company Vikramaditya Khanna
3. Business Organizations and Organizational Innovation in Late Medieval Italy Yadira Gonzalez de Lara
4. Trading with Strangers: The Corporate Form in the Move from Municipal Governance to Overseas Trade Ron Harris

Part II Modern Europe
5. The Development of English Company Law before 1900 John D. Turner
6. Shareholder Primacy, Labour, and the Historic Ambivalence of UK Company Law Marc T. Moore
7. German Company Law 1794-1897 Timothy W. Guinnane
8. German Corporate Law in the Twentieth Century Thilo Kuntz
9. Change for Continuity: The Making of the Societe Anonyme in 19th Century France Jean Rochat
10. Classes of Shares and Voting Rights in the History of Italian Corporate Law Giulio Sandrelli and Marco Ventoruzzo
11. A History of the Corporation in Spain in the Twentieth Century: Towards Europe Susana Martinez-Rodriguez
12. EU Company Law Harmonization Between Convergence and Varieties of Capitalism Martin Gelter

Part III Asia
13. Corporation Law in Late Imperial China Teemu Ruskola
14. The Stakeholder Approach to Corporate Law: A Historical Perspective from India Umakanth Varottil
15. Japanese Corporate Law and Corporate Governance in Historical Perspective Bruce Aronson

Part IV North America
16. The Evolution of Mexican Mercantile and Corporate Laws Aurora Gomez-Galvarriato and Gustavo Del Angel
17. A History of Canadian Corporate Law: A Divergent Path from the American Model? Fenner L. Stewart 18. For- and Nonprofit Special Corporations in America, 1608-1860 Robert E. Wright
19. Legitimating Power: A Brief History of Modern US Corporate Law Dalia T. Mitchell
20. Adolf Berle, E. Merrick Dodd, and the New American Corporatism of 1932 William Bratton and Michael Wachter
21. Corporate Law and the History of Corporate Social Responsibility Lyman Johnson
22. Evolutionary Models of Corporate Law Amitai Aviram Contents