A history of corporate finance

By: Baskin, Jonathan BarronContributor(s): Miranti, Paul JMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1999Description: x, 350 pISBN: 9780521655361Subject(s): Corporations - Finance - HistoryDDC classification: 658.15 Summary: This study focuses on the role of institutions and organizations in the development of corporate finance from the Italian merchant banks of the Renaissance through the formation of conglomerates and leveraged-buy-out partnerships in contemporary Wall Street. It also puts forth a compelling argument for the closer integration of historical and quantitative research methodologies in financial theory. The epilogue contains an original algorithm that explains the relationship between the short-term, firm-specific factors and longer-term environmental elements that have shaped the historical development of finance. • First comprehensive overview of the evolution of corporate finance • Integrates historical and quantitative research in analysis of financial development - unusual approach and very successful • Emphasis on role of institutions and organisations in historical development of corporate finance (http://www.cambridge.org/cl/academic/subjects/history/regional-history-after-1500/history-corporate-finance)
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Table of Contents:

PART I THE PREINDUSTRIAL WORLD

1. Medieval and Renaissance origins
2. Corporate finance in an age of global exploration: trading companies and oceanic discovery, 1450–1720
3. The emergence of public markets for investment securities, 1688–1815

PART II THE RISE OF MODERN HISTORY

4. Finance in an age of canals and railroads, 1775–1900
5. Common stock finance and the rise of managerial capitalism, 1900–1940

Part III THE TRANSITON TO THE CONTEMPORARY ERA

6. The financing of center firms, 1940–1973
7. Conglomerates and leveraged buy-out partnerships

This study focuses on the role of institutions and organizations in the development of corporate finance from the Italian merchant banks of the Renaissance through the formation of conglomerates and leveraged-buy-out partnerships in contemporary Wall Street. It also puts forth a compelling argument for the closer integration of historical and quantitative research methodologies in financial theory. The epilogue contains an original algorithm that explains the relationship between the short-term, firm-specific factors and longer-term environmental elements that have shaped the historical development of finance.

• First comprehensive overview of the evolution of corporate finance
• Integrates historical and quantitative research in analysis of financial development - unusual approach and very successful
• Emphasis on role of institutions and organisations in historical development of corporate finance


(http://www.cambridge.org/cl/academic/subjects/history/regional-history-after-1500/history-corporate-finance)

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