Freeman, Mark and Pearson, Robin and Taylor, James (2006) 'A Doe in the City': Women Shareholders in Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Britain. Accounting, Business & Financial History, 16 (2). pp. 265-291. ISSN 1466-4275Full text not available from this repository.
This paper investigates the role of women as shareholders in joint stock companies, and how far they can be characterised as active investors. It is based on a large database of company constitutions, together with procedural records and the pamphlet literature of the period. The penetration by women of the private sphere of investment did not always extend to the more public sphere of participation at shareholder meetings. Literary representations of women as speculators reinforced such boundaries. While the separate spheres may have been blurred, considerable limitations were set on the extent to which female shareholders could participate fully in the governance of joint stock companies.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Accounting, Business & Financial History|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Women and finance ; joint stock companies ; shareholders ; corporate governance|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > History|
|Deposited By:||Dr James Taylor|
|Deposited On:||10 Mar 2008 11:18|
|Last Modified:||28 Feb 2013 15:18|
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