Charted Company

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Chartered Companies in the UK and the Netherlands - Atlantic Heritage Chartersed corporations were trading organisations that benefited from particular government benefits, usually enshrined in a king's statute. The majority of charters were created by an investor looking to do business in a particular industry, often with a particular part of the globe. The latter phenomena mirrored the increase in Europe's trading with Africa, America and Asia from the sixteenth centuries onwards, and many charters specialising in trading and other business activity in these parts of the globe.

Often, the strong links between the enterprises and the states that approved their deeds mirrored the predominant ideological views of the type of business activities and state authority in the sixteenth to eighteenth century. Those ideals are summarised under the heading of "mercantilism", and the social contracts established during this time should often serve to support state purchase and ownership of commerce and natural resource at the cost of competing states.

Generally, charter airlines were monopolized over certain trades (such as the English East India Company's trading license with India and Asia), making them bodies of empire growth and domination. It was this characteristic of charters that survived the period of Merkantilism, with later charters, such as the British South Africa Company of the end of the nineteenth centuries, being set up with a mission specifically to promote the interests of the emperor.

Lead sponsors and charter company executives have gained significant policy leverage among the states that issued the certificates. Sometimes this was due to the importance of the company under charter in providing credit financing to government (e.g. the English East India Company in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries), in others to the importance of the company in promoting the production of substantial natural resource or income from ocean dependencies.

In this way, the enterprises on charter were as much revolutionary units as they were trade organisations. Relatively few works deal with the promoted enterprises as a particular historic topic, with the exception of Scott 1910-1912 and Roper and van Ruymbeke 2007. This includes those interested in globalisation and imperialism on the one hand (see Globalisation and Imperialism), those interested in issues related to globalisation and global or underdeveloped economies on the other (see Globalisation and Imperialism), and economists who deal with the evolution of the enterprise as a trade organisation (see Economy and Enterprise Development).

Encyclopaedia links to charters are even thin on the ground. That' s why we are able to offer you a wide range of services. Items in Bannock and Baxter 2010 and Hattendorf 2007 may give the best abstracts of promoted businesses, while Goodall, et al. 1997 provides bibliographical reference to works about particular promoted businesses. Palgrave Encyclopaedia of World Economic Heritage since 1750.

Please see the Company section (pp. 125-129). It sketches the evolution of businesses in Britain, with an account of what leased businesses were. This page contains a lot of information about charterlines. Refer to heading "Chartered Companies" (pp. 391-334). Provides seperate records for charter operators in the Ibérico region and North Europe. A collection of a series of research papers on charter operators in France and other countries in Europe, designed to encourage discussion on the type of trade organisations involved.

Constitution and financing of English, Scottish and Ireland public limited liability corporations until 1720. Honorable but still useful survey of the evolution of early public limited liability corporations in the British Isles, with particularly good cover of charterers. Participation in politics in the Atlantic of the 19th century.....

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