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Joint-Stock Enterprise in France, 1807-1867

From Privileged Company to Modern Corporation

By Charles E. Freedeman

Joint-Stock Enterprise in France, 1807-1867

250 pp., 5.5 x 8.5

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9666-2
    Published: January 2011
  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-5042-5
    Published: November 2018

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Integrating politics, economics, and law, Freedman traces the origin, development, and the role of joint-stock companies in France from the prerevolutionary Old Regime to the reorganization of the corporation under the legislation of 1867. He focuses on two types of companies, the <3>société anonyme<1> and the <3>société en commandite par actions<1>, to show that French corporate law was as liberal as any in Europe and should be regarded as a positive contributor to French economic growth.

Originally published 1979.

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