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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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founders’ shares

Edited by Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Business and Management

January 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management. 22 words.

Shares issued to the founders of a company. They often have special rights to dividends. See also deferred ordinary share...

founders' shares

Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Business and Management

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management. 22 words.

Shares issued to the founders of a company. They often have special rights to dividends. See also deferred ordinary share...

founders’ shares

in A Dictionary of Accounting

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Accounting. 21 words.

The shares issued to the founders of a company. These shares sometimes carry special *dividend rights and voting rights.

founders’ shares

Edited by Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Accounting

July 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Accounting. 22 words.

The shares issued to the founders of a company. These shares sometimes carry special *dividend rights and voting rights....

founders' shares

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services — Accounting.

Shares issued to the founders of a company. They often have special rights to dividends. See also deferred ordinary share.

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Contracting among Founders

Thomas Hellmann and Veikko Thiele.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

August 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Economics; Industry Studies. 13206 words.

This article develops a theory of contracting among founders of a new firm. It asks at what stage founders agree to commit to each other, how they structure optimal founder contracts, and...

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Schalch, Andrew (1692–1776), gun-founder

Ruth Rhynas Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 648 words.

Schalch, Andrew (1692–1776), gun-founder, was born in Schaffhausen in Switzerland and was trained in Douai arsenal, but little else is known about his early life. He married and had at...

Hogge, Ralph (d. 1585), gun-founder

Edmund Teesdale.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 982 words.

Hogge, Ralph (d. 1585), gun-founder, was a leading figure in the expansion of the iron industry in the Sussex Weald. Nothing is known of his parentage or place of birth, though he was...

Hazeldine, William (1763–1840), iron-founder

Stephen Hughes.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 821 words.

Hazeldine, William (1763–1840), iron-founder, was born at Waters Upton, Shropshire. His parents moved while he was very young to Sowbatch, near a forge at Moreton Corbet, about 7 miles from...

Founder Group Company: The Changing Organization of Innovation

Qiwen Lu.

in China's Leap into the Information Age

July 2000; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 21177 words.

The Founder Group Company has been leading the world in pictographic-language electronic publishing systems technology. With its experience in developing sophisticated pictographic...

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Browne, John (c. 1590–1651), gun-founder

Michael Zell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 618 words.

Browne, John (c. 1590–1651), gun-founder, was born in Chiddingstone, Kent, the son of Thomas Browne, founder of iron ordnance to Elizabeth I and James I. He joined his father's thriving...

Tylor, Alfred (1824–1884), geologist and brass-founder

W. H. George.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Geology and the Lithosphere. 746 words.

Tylor, Alfred (1824–1884), geologist and brass-founder, was born on 26 January 1824 at Bunhill Row, St Lukes, Middlesex, the second of the six children of Joseph Tylor (1793–1852),...

Baude [Bawd, Bawood], Peter (d. 1546), gun-founder

Edmund Teesdale.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 641 words.

Baude [Bawd, Bawood], Peter (d. 1546), gun-founder, is thought to have been born in France, but nothing is known of his origins or family circumstances. It is said he came to Britain as...

Wilkinson, Isaac (bap. 1695, d. 1784), iron-founder

J. R. Harris.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1173 words.

Wilkinson, Isaac (bap. 1695, d. 1784), iron-founder, was baptized on 6 May 1695 at Washington, co. Durham, the son of John Wilkinson and his wife, Margaret Thompson. He was the fifth child,...

Verbruggen, Jan (bap. 1712, d. 1781), gun-founder

Ruth Rhynas Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 898 words.

Verbruggen, Jan (bap. 1712, d. 1781), gun-founder, was baptized on 4 March 1712 in Enkhuizen in the Netherlands, but little is known about his origins or early years. He was taught by the...

Harrison family (per. 1715–c. 1790), gun-founders

Ruth Rhynas Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1223 words.

Harrison family (per. 1715–c. 1790), gun-founders, came to prominence with William Harrison (d. 1745). He and his sons, Andrews and John, were the main suppliers of guns and shot in Britain...

Ibach, Josias (fl. 1679–1696), brass founder

Philip Lewin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 413 words.

Ibach, Josias (fl. 1679–1696), brass founder, is thought to be the son of Constantin Ibach, the organist at St Pankratius at Stade, on the River Elbe. (Stade was then the capital of the...

What determines the innovation capability of firm founders?

Spyros Arvanitis and Tobias Stucki.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

August 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Industrial History; Business History; Innovation; Technological Change; Research and Development; Industry Studies. 10952 words.

Innovative start-ups, not start-ups in general, seem to be important drivers of economic growth. However, little is known about what such firms look like. As activities of start-ups are...

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Founder backgrounds and the evolution of firm size

Peter W. Roberts, Steven Klepper and Scott Hayward.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

December 2011; p ublished online June 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Business and Management. 8181 words.

To what extent are firm size differences influenced by entrepreneurs’ pre-founding experience, and do these differences persist over time? We analyze these questions using a novel data set...

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Cranston, Robert (1815–1892), founder of temperance hotels

Perilla Kinchin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 992 words.

Cranston, Robert (1815–1892), founder of temperance hotels, was born on 9 August 1815, at East Calder, near Edinburgh, the son of James Cranston, mason and innkeeper, and his wife, Janet...