Business Organization in Pre-Industrial Europe

63 Pages Posted: 4 Aug 2003

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Meir Kohn

Dartmouth College - Department of Economics

Date Written: July 2003

Abstract

Business in pre-industrial Europe was predominantly commercial, and its organization served the two basic requirements of commerce-representation in distant markets and financing. The various forms of organization included the sea loan, commenda, the share venture, the joint stock company, the compagnia, the holding company, the limited partnership, and commission. This paper examines these forms of organization and how they evolved to meet the needs of business enterprise.

JEL Classification: N13, N83, D23, G32, G34, K22

Suggested Citation

Kohn, Meir G., Business Organization in Pre-Industrial Europe (July 2003). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=427744 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.427744

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