Limitations of Partnership Form of Business Organisation
A partnership firm also suffers from certain limitations. These are as follows:
(a) Unlimited Liability: The most important drawback of partnership firm is that the
liability of the partners is unlimited i.e., the partners are personally liable for the debt and obligations of the firm. In other words, their personal property can also be utilised for payment of firm's liabilities.
(b) Instability: Every partnership firm has uncertain life. The death, insolvency, incapacity or the retirement of any partner brings the firm to an end. Not only that any dissenting partner can give notice at any time for dissolution of partnership.
(c) Limited Capital: Since the total number of partners cannot exceed 20, the capacity to raise funds remains limited as compared to a joint stock company where there is no limit on the number of share holders.
(d) Non-transferability of share: The share of interest of any partner cannot be transferred to other partners or to the outsiders. So it creates inconvenience for the partner who wants to transfer his share to others fully and partly. The only alternative is dissolution of the firm.
(e) Possibility of Conflicts: You know that in partnership firm every partner has an equal right to participate in the management. Also every partner can place his or her opinion or viewpoint before the Engineering Economics and Cost analysis management regarding any matter at any time.
(f) Because of this, sometimes there is friction and quarrel among the partners. Difference of opinion may give rise to quarrels and lead to dissolution of the firm.Engineering Economics and Cost analysis management regarding any matter at any time. Because of this, sometimes there is friction and quarrel among the partners. Difference of opinion may give rise to quarrels and lead to dissolution of the firm.