Personal capitalism

Authored by: Andrea Colli

The Routledge Companion to Business History

Print publication date:  December  2016
Online publication date:  December  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415855563
eBook ISBN: 9780203736036
Adobe ISBN: 9781135007836


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This chapter will deal with the nature, diffusion and persistence of personal capitalism around the world in the long run. Its main purpose is to discuss the main features of the concept of personal capitalism, and to analyse how, and why, different forms of concentrated ownership in the hands of individuals (and sometimes of their relatives) is common both to developing and developed countries, constituting probably the most diffused form of ownership in the world.

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