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Ownership of the Firm
The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law
Most large-scale enterprise in the United States is organized in the form of the conventional business corporation, in which the firm is owned collectively by investors of capital. Other ownership patterns are prominent in a number of important industries, however. Many firms, for example, are owned by their customers. These include not just consumer retail cooperatives, which are relatively rare, but also business-owned wholesale and supply cooperatives, which are quite common, as well asdoi:10.1007/978-1-349-74173-1_265 fatcat:mgcvlgsj55bdximqe32zinfkwm