Evolution of Corporate Governance

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The evolution of the culture of our corporations has evolved in many ways and for many reasons. There were many different factors that played an important role in developing the change in the evolution of corporations. Societal and cultural influences played a major role in the early development of the objectives and reason for existence of corporations. Political forces have and will continue to play an influential role in the structure of corporations and the responsibilities corporations have in the communities in which they exist. Economic forces were one of the early influences, but will also continually be a leading factor in how corporations are governed and operated. The changes to how corporations are operated in turn affect the role of corporations and how they will be operated in the future. All of these factors for different reasons play an important role in the evolution of corporations. The decision making power transitioned from the individual to the corporation. The laws that govern the corporations, the individuals that work for the corporations, the boards that guide the corporations all evolved in the amount and type of authority they hold as well as the role they play.
Individual behavior was one of the early influences on business and corporations. Businesses were owned by individuals and families. As businesses grew and the need for large scale operations grew, the scope of the operations of these businesses also expanded. The change was in how these businesses expanded. Funding was needed to support the growth of these corporations. The strain this placed on individuals forced corporations to look outward for additional resources. This is a result of our capitalistic nature of American society. The ability to produce mass amounts of goods and to do so in a cost effective manner gave corporations a distinct advantage over small…...

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