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FORMS OF BUSINESS ORGANI-ZATIONS. 3.1 NOTES. CORPORATION FUN FACT. Where does the word “corporation” come from? 190 C.E. – A founder of the Christian church named Tertullian was the first to use it in writing. It comes from the Latin word corporare which means “to make into a body .”.

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Forms of business organi zations

FORMS OF BUSINESS ORGANI-ZATIONS

3.1 NOTES


Corporation fun fact

CORPORATION FUN FACT

  • Where does the word “corporation” come from?

    • 190 C.E. – A founder of the Christian church named Tertullian was the first to use it in writing.

    • It comes from the Latin word corporare which means “to make into a body.”


Corporations

Corporations

  • $tock$

    • Dividends: $ given back to stockholders from profitable companies

    • 2 examples of quarterly dividends

      • http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=so (historical prices)

      • http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=XOM


Key words

KEY WORDS

WHAT IS (A)…

  • BOND?

  • PRINCIPAL?

  • INTEREST?

  • LIMITED LIABILITY?

    • the corporation itself, not its owners, is fully responsible for its debts and obligations

    • How is limited liability an advantage for corporations?

  • PROXY?

    • A ballot that give stockholder’s representative the right to vote on corporate matters


Forms of business organi zations

When a corporation wants to introduce a potentially profitable but risky product, it frequently sets up a separate company that has its own corporate structure. WHY do you think the corporation does this?


Why how

It is common for countries/states/cities will often try to attract a corporation to build its headquarters in their state by offering tax credits or tax reduction.

Why?

HOW?


Another fun fact

Another fun fact

  • True or False:

    • Between 1998 and 2003, the United States’ share of worldwide internet commerce INCREASED.

    • In 1998, the US accounted for approx. 75% of all Internet-based commerce, compared with about 50% in 2003.

    • What are some examples of U.S.-based companies that do business online?

      • What type(s) of businesses are they?


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