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Shareholder democracies?: Corporate governance in Britain and Ireland before 1850

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Shareholder democracies? Corporate governance in Britain and Ireland before 1850. / Freeman, Mark; Pearson, Robin; Taylor, James.

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012. 360 p.

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Freeman M, Pearson R, Taylor J. Shareholder democracies? Corporate governance in Britain and Ireland before 1850. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. 360 p.

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Freeman, Mark ; Pearson, Robin ; Taylor, James. / Shareholder democracies? Corporate governance in Britain and Ireland before 1850. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012. 360 p.

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