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By David Sciulli

David Sciulli's paintings presents valuable reduction in knowing company governance in its biggest body. What the realm now calls company governance includes greater than problems with utilitarian effectiveness. At its most elementary point, it provides problems with public coverage and tool grounded in philosophical conceptions of guy and society. The deep matters that company constitution and tool bring up come visibly to the skin simply periodically in our heritage. at the moment the area can witness the tensions which are inherent in company governance within the ecu Unions' fight to redefine the position of capital markets and of alternative political associations within the layout of its rising constitution. within the U.S. those tensions have been final uncovered through the opposed takeover wave of the Eighties.

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The major deterrent, he discovered, was that railroads had not yet penetrated the territory. This situa- Page 14 tion began to change dramatically in 1877, when two roads were built in the Red River region. These railroads created a new market for Minneapolis lumber companies as their construction progressed beyond the Red River into North Dakota and Manitoba. " 35 The creation of this market to the northwest allowed the Minneapolis lumbermen to change their focus. The success of their businesses no longer depended upon their ability to compete successfully with Chicago interests for downriver markets.

As an increasingly prominent and complex practice, accountancy aimed at making sure that the trust, in any case, was not grossly violated. In this regard as in so many other ways, America moved away from extremely local face-to-face arrangements toward a bureaucratic society in which rules and procedures supplied the place of older, more inherently personal ties. Laird, Norton's story shows how fraught with ambiguity this transition might be. Character, as with the company's key agent, Thomas Jeffries, still counted for a great deal even though structure and system were obviously of growing importance.

While Chicago was experimenting with the iron-framed skyscraper, businesses all over the land were undertaking an articulation of complex forms no less predictive of our own era. Page xv Preface They have been called the "silent army"the mountain men, wagon freighters, railroad workers, homesteaders, ranchers, town builders, and merchants who helped settle the trans-Mississippi west. 1 One type of merchant that descended on the West in general, and the Great Plains in particular, was the lumber dealer.

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