As in: “The Dutch East India Company, founded in 1602, and its eponymous English imitator were the first true capitalist corporations, with their equity capital divided into tradable shares paying cash dividends at the discretion of their directors.”
- For definitions of eponymous, consult the Oxford English Dictionary
- To learn more about the Dutch East India Company, consult the Credo Reference Collection.
Ferguson, N. (2011). Civilization: The West and the rest. New York: Penguin Press, p.38.