THE HISTORY OF THE ECUADORIAN CORPORATION AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF ECUADOR: 1897-1986

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https://doi.org/10.37135/chk.002.19.12

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Ecuadorian Corporation, Norlin Corporation, Archer Harman, Evermont Hope Norton, Guayaquil and Quito Railroad

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While much has been written about the construction of the Guayaquil and Quito railroad, little has been written about the important connection between the subsidiary companies organized by the railroad and the development of the Ecuadorian Corporation, the first modern holding company to be organized in Ecuador. The objective of this article is to present the history of the Ecuadorian Corporation from its beginnings in 1897 with the organization of the Guayaquil and Quito Railway Company to its dissolution in 1986 as a result of a hostile take over by the Rooney Pace corporation. In exploring the connection between the railway company and the Ecuadorian Corporation, emphasis has been placed on the roles of Archer Harman, the promoter of the railway company and its subsidiaries, Evermont Hope Norton, the founder of the Ecuadorian Corporation, and Hope Norton Stevens, his grandson and successor. The methodology for this article was based on an analysis of the unpublished primary sources of the Guayaquil and Quito Railway Company and its subsidiaries and of the Ecuadorian Corporation. The article concludes with an analysis of the important contribution made by the Ecuadorian Corporation to the economic development of Ecuador.

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2022-08-25

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Uggen, J. F. (2022). THE HISTORY OF THE ECUADORIAN CORPORATION AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF ECUADOR: 1897-1986 . Chakiñan, Revista De Ciencias Sociales Y Humanidades, 19, 199-216. https://doi.org/10.37135/chk.002.19.12

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