The History of Corporate Ownership in China: State Patronage, Company Legislation, and the Issue of Control
In: A History of Corporate Governance around the World: Family Business Groups to Professional Managers
AbstractThis paper examines the emergence of corporate ownership in China from the final decades of the Qing empire in the late 19th century to the early Republican period in the 1910s and 1920s. By analyzing the actual process of incorporation, the development of the legal and financial environment, in particular the role of the state, we ask whether the top-down approach, in which the central government established a legal framework for corporate enterprise based on Western models and the assumption that it would work as it did for Western firms and markets, was a viable approach to the modernization of a
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- William Goetzmann & Elisabeth KÃ¶ll, 2004. "The History of Corporate Ownership in China: State Patronage, Company Legislation, and the Issue of Control," Yale School of Management Working Papers ysm450, Yale School of Management.
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