Evolution of the Corporate Form in Indonesia: An Exploration of Legal Innovation and Stagnation

A revised version of this paper has been published in American Journal of Comparative Law, volume 61 (2013)

Workplace and Corporate Law Research Group, Department of Business Law and Taxation, Monash University, Working Paper no. 19, September 2012.

58 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2012 Last revised: 26 Sep 2014

See all articles by Petra Mahy

Petra Mahy

Monash University - Department of Business Law & Taxation

Date Written: September 1, 2012

Abstract

This paper examines in detail the long historical evolution of the company form and company law in Indonesia from the colonial period through to the present. The paper engages with existing research on the evolution of corporate law and explanations for the differences between patterns of legal innovation in origin and transplant countries. This research finds some ‘legal origins’ effects in the ways that Indonesian company law has developed, but that patterns of change have been significantly different to that of its former colonizer, the Netherlands. Other mechanisms of continuity and change are observed including the impacts of ‘colonial legal history’ and of informal modes of business regulation.

Keywords: corporations law, legal evolution, legal origins, Indonesia, transplants

Suggested Citation

Mahy, Petra, Evolution of the Corporate Form in Indonesia: An Exploration of Legal Innovation and Stagnation (September 1, 2012). A revised version of this paper has been published in American Journal of Comparative Law, volume 61 (2013), Workplace and Corporate Law Research Group, Department of Business Law and Taxation, Monash University, Working Paper no. 19, September 2012. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2142325 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2142325

Petra Mahy (Contact Author)

Monash University - Department of Business Law & Taxation ( email )

Caulfield Campus
Sir John Monash Drive
Caulfield East, Victoria 3084
Australia

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
166
Abstract Views
996
Rank
268,466
PlumX Metrics