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Corporate History, Structure and Ownership Pattern

Chapter Outline

  • Introduction
  • Characteristics of a Company
  • Types of Company
  • History of Modern Corporate Form of Business
  • History of Company Form of Business in India
  • Cotton Boom and Jute Boom and Formation of Stock Exchanges in India
  • Growth of Public Sector Companies
  • SEBI
  • Disinvestment Policy of Government of India
  • Corporate Structure in India
  • Corporate Ownership Pattern
  • Corporate Ownership in Different Countries
  • Shareholding Categories
Introduction

The discussion on corporate governance is as old as the history of company form of business model. The English word ‘Company’ has originated from the French word ‘Compaignie’ which means a body of soldiers. In strict sense a company is an association ...

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