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I. Overview of the Volume
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Volume XIII: Business and Private Organizations | Chapter 0 (2004): Introduction

Completed in March 2002; some later developments have been taken into account but not the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act of July 2002.

Alfred Conard and Detlev Vagts

A. The Background of Organizations

2. The organizational revolution. – It still happens occasionally that a man climbs alone into a small boat and sails across the ocean, or ventures far into a wi…

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Alfred Conard and Detlev Vagts, “I. Overview of the Volume”, 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 23 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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