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Corporation
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[German Version]

In general, the term “corporation” refers to activities regardless of type or purpose that involve a potential danger for those undertaking them. Thus, a risk is always associated with a corporation (synonyms: “company,” “enterprise”). From a commercial viewpoint, corporations are commercial units in a market-oriented economic system (Market economy) whose objective is the production and utilization of goods and services (Service sector). They are, thus, systematically coupled to market and capitalist economic systems. A corporation underta…

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Oechsler, Walter, “Corporation”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_125245>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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