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Going the DistanceEurasian Trade and the Rise of the Business Corporation, 1400-1700$
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Ron Harris

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780691150772

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691150772.001.0001

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Varying Organizational Building Blocks

Varying Organizational Building Blocks

(p.93) 4 Varying Organizational Building Blocks
Going the Distance

Ron Harris

Princeton University Press

This chapter presents theoretical insights that can be gained from other fields and disciplines that can be useful for the study of the migration of institutions and particularly trade organizations. It analyzes more complex, and somewhat more socially and culturally embedded, organizational forms, such as the sea loan, the funduq and caravanserai, and the commenda. The chapter also describes three key organizational forms rather than offering a comprehensive survey of all migratory organizational forms. Some organizational forms, such as the general partnership or the joint ownership of ships, are more complex than typical endogenous institutions and are likely to be migratory. It explains how an objection to an institution could lead to mutations and efforts to hide the foreign or objectionable origins, as well as to fit the institution into pre-existing institutional configurations.

Keywords:   institutional migration, trade organizations, sea loan, funduq, caravanserai, commenda, ship ownership, migratory organizational forms, institutional configuration

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