The History of the Corporation

Thursday, 10 June 2021

09:00 – 16:00 EDT | 15:00 – 22:00 CEST


Henry Hansmann (Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor Emeritus of Law, Yale Law School and ECGI)

Naomi Lamoreaux (Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics & History, Yale University)


About the event

In anticipation of the sixth Global Corporate Governance Colloquium, which was held online on 11-12 June 2021, the organisers presented a virtual workshop on ‘The History of the Corporation’ on 10 June 2021. The workshop highlighted the Imperial Russia, turn of the century Egypt and China, Edwardian Britain and the Gilded Age US, exploring issues of corporate governance that continue to resonate in the present day. The morning sessions will examine the relative performance of western-style corporations and their indigenous alternatives in Russia, Egypt, and China. The afternoon papers re-examined structures of corporate governance and control in the US and Britain in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. The conference concluded with commentary that draws out the broader implications of these historical studies, setting up themes.


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