Considering the "company" has been a tool of exploitation and even a proxy for sovereign powers (e.g. the East India Company, the Virginia Company, the Mozambique Company which colonized Mozambique for the Portuguese, etc.), it becomes evident that it has only been recently that that power has been contested, though that power has only been contested because it has been turned on the people who it originally was thought to benefit (i.e. people from company countries of origin). In the grand scheme of history, there is probably continuity between the "company" and the "corporation" than is commonly known. In there somewhere is possibly a warning or a possibility for our future with corporations. 

The Supreme Court decision allowing employers to force employees into forced arbitration as a condition of employment; the highly confined, controlled, and harmful employment models (see: Uber and Amazon that essential work on nineteenth century Taylorism models of efficiency and the idea that humans are a barrier to productivity and that their humanity is not key to success); rights to resources at the expense of citizens in need (see: Nestle receiving a right to bottle water in Michigan while Flint still has no drinking water, DAPL in Sioux country); the expanding slave labor of the prison industrial complex and how criminalization of movement, both within the United States primarily aimed at people of color but also those who migrate across borders, are used to feed into that prison complex and increase private sector profits, all suggest that the two models are approaching each other rather than moving farther apart.