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I. Fundamental Concepts
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Volume XIII: Business and Private Organizations | Chapter 7 (1985): Company Systems and Affiliation

Completed in January 1979; but some later developments are reflected.

Ulrich Immenga

1. Company systems. – The structures of business enterprises change in accordance with conditions present in their environment. With the beginning of industrialization in the 19th century, the dominant role once played by the individual entrepreneur gave way to that of the marketable share company. In turn, the function of the marketable sha…

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Ulrich Immenga, “I. Fundamental Concepts”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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