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

By: Contributor(s): Series: Political Economy of Institutions and DecisionsPublisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000Copyright date: ©2000Description: 1 online resource (349 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9780511151675
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Industrializing English Law : Entrepreneurship and Business Organization, 1720–1844DDC classification:
  • 346.4206509033
LOC classification:
  • KD2049 .H37 2000
Online resources:
Contents:
Cover -- Half-title -- Series-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 The Legal Framework -- LEGAL CONCEPTIONS OF GROUP ASSOCIATION -- The Corporation -- The Partnership -- The Trust -- FEATURES OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS -- Legal Personality, Managerial Hierarchy, and Limitation of Liability -- Transferable Joint-Stock Capital -- Court Jurisdiction -- FORMS OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATION -- The Sole Proprietorship -- The Closed Family Firm -- The General Partnership -- The Limited Partnership -- The Quasi-Joint-Stock Partnership -- The Unincorporated Joint-Stock Company -- The Regulated Corporation -- The Joint-Stock Corporation -- The Mutual Association -- The Nonbusiness and Nonprofit Organization -- PART I Before 1720 -- 2 The Pre-1720 Business Corporation -- FROM ORIGINS TO HEYDAY: THE 1550S TO THE 1620S -- THE DECLINE: THE 1620S TO THE 1680S -- THE RISE OF THE MONEYED COMPANIES: THE 1680S TO 1720 -- 3 The Bubble Act, Its Passage, and Its Effects -- THE PROPER CONTEXT: BUBBLE COMPANIES OR NATIONAL DEBT -- THREE EXPLANATIONS FOR THE PASSAGE OF THE ACT -- FROM BILL TO ACT -- THE SOUTH SEA COMPANY LOBBY -- THE ANTI-BUBBLES LOBBY -- THE PUBLIC AND THE GOVERNMENT -- CONCLUSION: WHY WAS THE BUBBLE ACT PASSED? -- THE BUBBLE ACT: A TURNING POINT? -- PART II 1721-1810 -- 4 Two Distinct Paths of Organizational Development: Transport and Insurance -- TRANSPORT -- The Emergence of the Turnpike Trust -- The Organization of River Navigation Improvement -- The Coming of the Joint-Stock Canal Corporations -- INSURANCE -- The Early Companies: Before 1720 -- The 1720s to the 1750s -- The 1760s and the 1770s -- The 1790s and the 1800s -- Insurance: The End Point -- CONCLUSION: TWO PATHS OF ORGANIZATION -- 5 The Joint-Stock Business Corporation -- LEGAL PERSONALITY -- THE RAISING AND TRANSFERABILITY OF JOINT STOCK.
Capital Formation -- The Legal Nature of Corporate Shares -- The Stock Market -- LIMITED LIABILITY -- ENTRY BARRIERS -- 6 Trusts, Partnerships, and the Unincorporated Company -- THE APPROPRIATE LEGAL FRAMEWORK -- THE LACK OF LEGAL ENTITY -- Continuity -- Liability -- Governance -- Litigation Using Common Name -- Statutory and Other Implications -- THE ROLE OF THE TRUST -- The Evolution of the Trust -- The Origins of the Trust -- The Strict Settlement Trust -- The Investment Trust -- THE UNINCORPORATED COMPANY TRUST -- The Assets to be Vested in the Trust -- The Trustees' Perspective -- The Beneficiaries' Perspective -- The Role of the Trust: A Reappraisal -- THE UNINCORPORATED COMPANY IN COURT LITIGATION -- Partnership as a Common-Law Conception -- The Obsoleteness of Common-Law Account Action -- The Rise and Limitations of Equity Account -- The Crisis at the Court of Chancery -- CONCLUSION -- 7 The Progress of the Joint-Stock Organization -- THE STARTING POINT: CIRCA 1740 -- SECTORAL SURVEY -- Textile Industries -- Metal Industries -- Food Industries -- Utilities -- Banking -- Overseas Trade -- Fisheries -- SECTORS OUTSIDE THE REALM OF COMMON LAW -- Ship Ownership -- Mining -- THE END POINT: CIRCA 1810 -- Aggregate Estimation -- The Importance of the Joint-Stock Organization in the Economy at Large -- CONCLUDING REMARKS -- PART III 1800-1844 -- 8 The Attitudes of the Business Community -- THE PROMOTERS OF THE NEW COMPANIES AND THEIR FOES -- THE CONFLICT OVER THE OLD MONOPOLIES -- Trade Monopolies and the East India Company -- The Marine Insurance Corporate Monopoly -- The Bank of England Monopoly -- Conclusion -- BOOMS AND CRISES -- The Early Nineteenth Century -- The Boom of 1825 -- THE PROGRESS OF THE JOINT-STOCK COMPANIES: 1826-1844 -- HOSTILITY TO SPECULATION IN SHARES -- 9 The Joint-Stock Company in Court -- THE JUDICIARY.
THE REVIVAL OF THE BUBBLE ACT -- Litigation: 1808-1812 -- Litigation During the Boom of 1825 -- THE REINVENTION OF THE COMMON LAW -- 10 The Joint-Stock Company in Parliament -- THE BOOM OF 1824-1825 AND THE REPEAL OF THE BUBBLE ACT -- Liberal Toryism and the Parliamentary Background -- The Rush on Parliament -- The Debates in Parliament -- Peter Moore's Bubble Act Repeal Bill -- The Repeal of the Bubble Act -- TORY AND WHIG GOVERNMENTS AFTER THE REPEAL: 1827-1841 -- Return to Incorporation by the Crown -- Limited Liability Partnership -- The Rise of the Concept of Registration -- The Select Committee of 1841 -- PEEL'S CONSERVATIVE ADMINISTRATION, 1841-1844 -- The Parliamentary Committee -- The Companies Act of 1844 and Its Significance -- Laissez-Faire or Intervention? -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1: The Rise and Decline of the Major Trading Corporations -- Appendix 2: Capital of Joint-Stock Companies circa 1810 -- Bibliography -- PRIMARY SOURCES (TO 1850) -- Manuscripts -- Books, Pamphlets, and Periodicals -- Parliamentary Records -- Court Cases -- Statutes -- SECONDARY SOURCES -- Books and Articles -- Unpublished Theses and Dissertations -- Index of Cases -- Index of Statutes -- General Index.
Summary: This 2000 book addresses the discrepancy between the developing economy of England and the stagnant legal framework of business organization between 1720 and 1844.
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Cover -- Half-title -- Series-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 The Legal Framework -- LEGAL CONCEPTIONS OF GROUP ASSOCIATION -- The Corporation -- The Partnership -- The Trust -- FEATURES OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS -- Legal Personality, Managerial Hierarchy, and Limitation of Liability -- Transferable Joint-Stock Capital -- Court Jurisdiction -- FORMS OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATION -- The Sole Proprietorship -- The Closed Family Firm -- The General Partnership -- The Limited Partnership -- The Quasi-Joint-Stock Partnership -- The Unincorporated Joint-Stock Company -- The Regulated Corporation -- The Joint-Stock Corporation -- The Mutual Association -- The Nonbusiness and Nonprofit Organization -- PART I Before 1720 -- 2 The Pre-1720 Business Corporation -- FROM ORIGINS TO HEYDAY: THE 1550S TO THE 1620S -- THE DECLINE: THE 1620S TO THE 1680S -- THE RISE OF THE MONEYED COMPANIES: THE 1680S TO 1720 -- 3 The Bubble Act, Its Passage, and Its Effects -- THE PROPER CONTEXT: BUBBLE COMPANIES OR NATIONAL DEBT -- THREE EXPLANATIONS FOR THE PASSAGE OF THE ACT -- FROM BILL TO ACT -- THE SOUTH SEA COMPANY LOBBY -- THE ANTI-BUBBLES LOBBY -- THE PUBLIC AND THE GOVERNMENT -- CONCLUSION: WHY WAS THE BUBBLE ACT PASSED? -- THE BUBBLE ACT: A TURNING POINT? -- PART II 1721-1810 -- 4 Two Distinct Paths of Organizational Development: Transport and Insurance -- TRANSPORT -- The Emergence of the Turnpike Trust -- The Organization of River Navigation Improvement -- The Coming of the Joint-Stock Canal Corporations -- INSURANCE -- The Early Companies: Before 1720 -- The 1720s to the 1750s -- The 1760s and the 1770s -- The 1790s and the 1800s -- Insurance: The End Point -- CONCLUSION: TWO PATHS OF ORGANIZATION -- 5 The Joint-Stock Business Corporation -- LEGAL PERSONALITY -- THE RAISING AND TRANSFERABILITY OF JOINT STOCK.

Capital Formation -- The Legal Nature of Corporate Shares -- The Stock Market -- LIMITED LIABILITY -- ENTRY BARRIERS -- 6 Trusts, Partnerships, and the Unincorporated Company -- THE APPROPRIATE LEGAL FRAMEWORK -- THE LACK OF LEGAL ENTITY -- Continuity -- Liability -- Governance -- Litigation Using Common Name -- Statutory and Other Implications -- THE ROLE OF THE TRUST -- The Evolution of the Trust -- The Origins of the Trust -- The Strict Settlement Trust -- The Investment Trust -- THE UNINCORPORATED COMPANY TRUST -- The Assets to be Vested in the Trust -- The Trustees' Perspective -- The Beneficiaries' Perspective -- The Role of the Trust: A Reappraisal -- THE UNINCORPORATED COMPANY IN COURT LITIGATION -- Partnership as a Common-Law Conception -- The Obsoleteness of Common-Law Account Action -- The Rise and Limitations of Equity Account -- The Crisis at the Court of Chancery -- CONCLUSION -- 7 The Progress of the Joint-Stock Organization -- THE STARTING POINT: CIRCA 1740 -- SECTORAL SURVEY -- Textile Industries -- Metal Industries -- Food Industries -- Utilities -- Banking -- Overseas Trade -- Fisheries -- SECTORS OUTSIDE THE REALM OF COMMON LAW -- Ship Ownership -- Mining -- THE END POINT: CIRCA 1810 -- Aggregate Estimation -- The Importance of the Joint-Stock Organization in the Economy at Large -- CONCLUDING REMARKS -- PART III 1800-1844 -- 8 The Attitudes of the Business Community -- THE PROMOTERS OF THE NEW COMPANIES AND THEIR FOES -- THE CONFLICT OVER THE OLD MONOPOLIES -- Trade Monopolies and the East India Company -- The Marine Insurance Corporate Monopoly -- The Bank of England Monopoly -- Conclusion -- BOOMS AND CRISES -- The Early Nineteenth Century -- The Boom of 1825 -- THE PROGRESS OF THE JOINT-STOCK COMPANIES: 1826-1844 -- HOSTILITY TO SPECULATION IN SHARES -- 9 The Joint-Stock Company in Court -- THE JUDICIARY.

THE REVIVAL OF THE BUBBLE ACT -- Litigation: 1808-1812 -- Litigation During the Boom of 1825 -- THE REINVENTION OF THE COMMON LAW -- 10 The Joint-Stock Company in Parliament -- THE BOOM OF 1824-1825 AND THE REPEAL OF THE BUBBLE ACT -- Liberal Toryism and the Parliamentary Background -- The Rush on Parliament -- The Debates in Parliament -- Peter Moore's Bubble Act Repeal Bill -- The Repeal of the Bubble Act -- TORY AND WHIG GOVERNMENTS AFTER THE REPEAL: 1827-1841 -- Return to Incorporation by the Crown -- Limited Liability Partnership -- The Rise of the Concept of Registration -- The Select Committee of 1841 -- PEEL'S CONSERVATIVE ADMINISTRATION, 1841-1844 -- The Parliamentary Committee -- The Companies Act of 1844 and Its Significance -- Laissez-Faire or Intervention? -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1: The Rise and Decline of the Major Trading Corporations -- Appendix 2: Capital of Joint-Stock Companies circa 1810 -- Bibliography -- PRIMARY SOURCES (TO 1850) -- Manuscripts -- Books, Pamphlets, and Periodicals -- Parliamentary Records -- Court Cases -- Statutes -- SECONDARY SOURCES -- Books and Articles -- Unpublished Theses and Dissertations -- Index of Cases -- Index of Statutes -- General Index.

This 2000 book addresses the discrepancy between the developing economy of England and the stagnant legal framework of business organization between 1720 and 1844.

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