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Name: A Short History of the Corporation
ID: m17314
Language: English (en)
Summary: This module explores the history of business corporations. It provides background information useful for a unit or course on business government and society, business ethics, and corporate governance. The corporation is presented as the practical solution to a series of related historical problems such as providing for orderly transfer of property, pooling capital, and spreading financial risk. This module has been developed as a part of a project funded by the National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Development of Ethics Across the Curriculum Resources and Sharing of Best Practices," NSF-SES-0551779.
Subject: Business
Keywords: Business Ethics, Corporate Governance, EAC Toolkit, Moral Responsibility
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: William Frey (williamjoseph.frey@upr.edu), Jose A. Cruz-Cruz (j.cruz@upr.edu)
Copyright Holders: William Frey (williamjoseph.frey@upr.edu)
Maintainers: William Frey (williamjoseph.frey@upr.edu)

Latest version: 1.3 (history)
First publication date: Jul 12, 2008 5:22 am -0500
Last revision to module: Mar 21, 2011 11:16 am -0500

Based On: EAC Toolkit - Student Module Template
Originally By: Jose A. Cruz-Cruz (j.cruz@upr.edu), William Frey (williamjoseph.frey@upr.edu)

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Version History

Version: 1.8 Mar 28, 2014 6:03 am -0500 by William Frey
Changes:
Added powerpoint, Corporation and Pirates.  Added third exercise to main module that outlines group task of building its own internal decision making structure.

Version: 1.7 Nov 4, 2013 9:11 am -0600 by William Frey
Changes:
modified powerpoint adding slides on CIDS

Version: 1.6 Oct 28, 2013 10:30 am -0500 by William Frey
Changes:
added new powerpoint

Version: 1.5 Apr 16, 2013 6:44 am -0500 by William Frey
Changes:
Added Jeopardy to module to help students study for exam

Version: 1.4 Apr 5, 2013 7:13 am -0500 by William Frey
Changes:
Added power point presentation on corporate responsibility and pirates

Version: 1.3 Mar 21, 2011 11:16 am -0500 by William Frey Currently viewing this version.
Changes:
Added bibliographical reference for table on corporate punishments.

Version: 1.2 Feb 28, 2011 4:25 am -0600 by William Frey
Changes:
Added note on Sandel.

Version: 1.1 Aug 1, 2008 12:58 pm -0500 by William Frey
Changes:
This is the initial publication.  Changes and developments are planned for the near future.

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