'Shareholder Democracies?' Corporate Governance in Britain, c. 1720-1844
Mark Freeman, Robin Pearson and James Taylor
Department of History, University of Hull

The project






Publications and other outputs

Several outputs are envisaged from this project. Books and articles that have already been accepted for publication or are in press are given below. This page will be updated as further publications appear or are accepted. To see conference papers presented as part of this project, click here.

All publications, except where otherwise specified, are jointly authored or edited by Mark Freeman, Robin Pearson and James Taylor.

Authored book

The main output from the projected is a research monograph. The provisional title is Shareholder Democracies? Corporate Governance in Britain before 1850 (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming).

Journal articles

'Technological Change and the Governance of Joint-Stock Enterprise in the Early Nineteenth Century: The Case of Coastal Shipping', Business History, vol. 49 (2007), pp. 573-94. Click here to read an abstract.

'"Different and Better"? Scottish Joint-Stock Companies and the Law, c. 1720-1845', English Historical Review, vol. 122 (February 2007), pp. 61-81. Click here to read an abstract.

'"A Doe in the City": Women Shareholders in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain' , Accounting, Business and Financial History, vol. 16 (2006), pp. 265-91. Click here to read an abstract.

Edited book

Robin Pearson (chief editor; James Taylor and Mark Freeman, contributing editors), The History of the Company: The Development of the Business Corporation, 1700-1914 (8 volumes, London: Pickering and Chatto, forthcoming, 2006 (vols. 1-4); 2007 (vols. 5-8)). ISBN 1 85196 820 2 (vols. 1-4); 1 85196 821 0 (vols. 5-8).
For further details of this collection, including contents of individual volumes, click here.

Chapters in edited collections

'Women Shareholders in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain', in Anne Laurence, Josephine Maltby and Jeanette Rutherford (eds), Women and Their Money 1700-1950: Essays on Women and Finance (London: Routledge, 2008), pp. 95-114.


'Constructing the Company: Governance and Procedures in British and Irish Joint-Stock Companies 1720-1844': AHDS History, study number 5622.

The database, which is used heavily in Shareholder Democracies?, is now available from AHDS History.






Page created and updated by Mark Freeman. Last modified October 21, 2008 .