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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering material covering the basics of corporations will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about corporations. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding corporations
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- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Introduction to Corporations chapter exam.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a corporation unit of a standard corporate finance course. Topics covered include:
- Types and structures of business organization
- Relationship between capitalism and the free market
- Types of corporations and the advantages and disadvantages of each
- Creating and dissolving a corporation
1. Capitalism and the Free Market: Definition & Limitations
Capitalism is an economic system that has played a dominant part in building the world in which we currently live. In this lesson, you'll learn about some key concepts of capitalism, as well as its limitations.
2. Corporations: Types, Advantages, Disadvantages & Examples
Corporations are a popular form of business organization for large and small businesses. In this lesson, you'll learn about the advantages and disadvantages of a corporation. You'll also learn about S-corporations and C-corporations.
3. How to Create a Corporation
A corporation is a complex business structure that allows for the separate existence of the business from the individuals that run the business. This lesson explains corporations and how to create a corporation.
4. How to Dissolve a Corporation
Corporations generally have perpetual existence. Therefore, a corporation must be dissolved if the owners wish to terminate the corporation's existence. This lesson explains corporate dissolution.
5. What is Market Share? - Definition & Overview
Market share often will determine whether you succeed or fail in business. In this lesson, you'll learn about it and some of its key concepts. A short quiz follows the lesson.
6. What is Market Value? - Definition & Overview
What is something worth? How is price determined? Is price the same as value? In this lesson, you'll learn about market value and how it is determined. You'll also have an opportunity to reinforce your knowledge with a short quiz.
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Other chapters within the Corporate Finance: Help & Review course
- Stockholders & Stakeholders: Help & Review
- Business Capital & Investments: Help & Review
- Raising Capital for Business: Help & Review
- Corporate Spending & Taxation: Help & Review
- Financial Accounting: Help & Review
- Financial Statements: Help & Review
- Analyzing Financial Statements: Help & Review
- Government-Business Relations: Help & Review
- Securities & Anti-Trust Laws: Help & Review
- Accounting Risk & Return: Help & Review
- Reform & Emerging Global Markets