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Joining forces: commercial partnerships or societates in the early Roman empire

Wim Broekaert (2012) HISTORIA. 61(2). p.221-253
abstract
Confronted with the vagaries of a volatile trading world, Roman merchants were forced to rely on serval institutions to reduce risk and uncertainty. This paper will analyze the rationale and functioning of one of these solutions, viz, the commercial partnership (societas). This feature of the Roman business world allowed investors, producers and distributors to cooperate, share risks and profits and hence enhanced efficiency. By introducing evidence from tituli picti on amphorae, we will be able to follow the way in which Roman merchants found business partners and joined forces.
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author
organization
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type
journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
TRADE, MERCHANTS
journal title
HISTORIA
Historia
volume
61
issue
2
pages
221 - 253
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000305099300005
ISSN
0018-2281
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1258044
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1258044
date created
2011-06-08 15:44:39
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:42:17
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  abstract     = {Confronted with the vagaries of a volatile trading world, Roman merchants were forced to rely on serval institutions to reduce risk and uncertainty. This paper will analyze the rationale and functioning of one of these solutions, viz, the commercial partnership (societas). This feature of the Roman business world allowed investors, producers and distributors to cooperate, share risks and profits and hence enhanced efficiency. By introducing evidence from tituli picti on amphorae, we will be able to follow the way in which Roman merchants found business partners and joined forces.},
  author       = {Broekaert, Wim},
  issn         = {0018-2281},
  journal      = {HISTORIA},
  keyword      = {TRADE,MERCHANTS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {221--253},
  title        = {Joining forces: commercial partnerships or societates in the early Roman empire},
  volume       = {61},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Broekaert, Wim. 2012. “Joining Forces: Commercial Partnerships or Societates in the Early Roman Empire.” Historia 61 (2): 221–253.
APA
Broekaert, Wim. (2012). Joining forces: commercial partnerships or societates in the early Roman empire. HISTORIA, 61(2), 221–253.
Vancouver
1.
Broekaert W. Joining forces: commercial partnerships or societates in the early Roman empire. HISTORIA. 2012;61(2):221–53.
MLA
Broekaert, Wim. “Joining Forces: Commercial Partnerships or Societates in the Early Roman Empire.” HISTORIA 61.2 (2012): 221–253. Print.