This project is funded by Fundación SENECA, (Project 15147/PHCS/10)This research studies the economic consequences of the law of business organizations over the period 1886-1936 in Spain. Our research addresses questions that have been at the center of recent debates, in legal, economic, and historical research, as well as in the policy arena: how to structure the internal governance and external regulation of the corporations so as to encourage investment and minimize abuse by insiders; how to promote the creation and growth of inovative small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); and, more generally, how to extract lessons from the history. Our research challenges two assumptions that have characterized much of the current scholarship: (1) the general superiority of the corporation as a form of business organization; (2) the conventional division among civil vs. common law countries
Susana Martínez Rodríguez (University ofMurcia)
Outputs of this project:
RESEARCH PAPERS with Impact Factor
MARTÍNEZ-RODRÍGUEZ, S. (2016). “Creating the Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada: The Use of Legal Flexibility in the Spanish Company Law, 1869-1953”. Business History Review [Published online: 22 January, 2016] DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007680515001361]
MARTÍNEZ-SOTO, A.P.; MARTÍNEZ-RODRÍGUEZ, S. (2015): “Graneries (pósitos): a source of finance for Spain´s small farmers, 1900-1950.” Continuity and Change. v. 30, n. 2, 251-277.
GUINNANE, T.; MARTÍNEZ-RODRÍGUEZ, S. (2014): “Flexibility in the Spanish Company Law, 1885-1936.” Revista de Historia Industrial, v. 56, 81-113.
MARTÍNEZ-SOTO, A.P.; MÉNDEZ, I.; MARTÍNEZ-RODRÍGUEZ, S.; (2012): “Spain´s Development of Rural Credit Cooperatives from 1900 to 1936: the Role of Financial Resources and Formal Education.”European Review of Economic History. v. 16, 449-468.
GUINNANE, T.; MARTÍNEZ-RODRÍGUEZ, S. (2011): “Cooperatives before Cooperative Law:Business Law and Cooperatives in Spain, 1869-1931.” Revista de Historia Económica, v. 29
Exhibition on the Evolution on Business Organizations in Spain. (2015-2016).
Catalogue available here: [Recommended citation: http://hdl.handle.net/10201/47258]
Regional TV. CONEXION GTM. TV Interview at the program GTM. 07.03.2016
ABABOL. La Verdad. Press Report. 06.06.2015
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