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Corporate Forms and Organizational Choice in International Insurance$
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Robin Pearson and Takau Yoneyama

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198739005

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739005.001.0001

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Corporate Forms and Organizational Choice in International Insurance

Corporate Forms and Organizational Choice in International Insurance

An Overview of the History and Theory

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(p.1) 1 Corporate Forms and Organizational Choice in International Insurance
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Corporate Forms and Organizational Choice in International Insurance
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Robin Pearson

Takau Yoneyama

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739005.003.0001

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the development of organizations in insurance worldwide from the origins of the industry to the present day and summarizes the relevant theoretical and empirical literature on this topic. It describes the research project that underpins this book, outlines the content of the contributing chapters and points to some conclusions about organizational choice that have a wider relevance for modern theory.

Keywords:   insurance history, corporate forms, agency theory, mutual insurance, joint-stock corporations, insurance regulation

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