Naomi R. Lamoreaux and her research collaborators continue to refine our understanding of the comparative history of corporate governance.
Take a look at some of her/their more recent publications.
“Revisiting American Exceptionalism: Business Organizational Forms and Corporate Governance in Comparative Perspective.” In Enterprising America: Business, Banks, and Credit Markets in Historical Perspective. University of Chicago Press, 2013. Ungated version here.
Guinnane, Timothy W., Ron Harris, and Naomi R. Lamoreaux. Contractual Freedom and the Evolution of Corporate Control in Britain, 1862 to 1929. No. w20481. National Bureau of Economic Research, 2014. Ungated version here.
Ron Harris is currently working on some fascinating-sounding projects relevant to historians of corporate governance: a book on economic organization of early modern Eurasian trade; on the comparative history of Private Limited Companies in France, Germany, Britain, and the US (with Naomi Lamoreaux, Timothy Guinnane and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal); and a study of the transplantation of company law in the British Empire with particular focus on British ruled Palestine (with Michael Crystal).