In the old world — today's world — businesses are the main means of governance in industry. In businesses you often are not considered a member of the group even if you work for the business. That is: employees rarely co-own the businesses they work for. Value often exclusively flows to the entrepreneurs or investors who own the business, creating a centralized distribution of wealth. The rules of the business and how it's structured are usually determined by those same centralized owners — employees can't change their working hours or salary without the permission of the business' owner or management staff.