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The Legal Framework for Corporate Governance: The Influence of Contract Law on Company Strategies in Germany and the United States

Steven Casper

in Varieties of Capitalism: The Institutional Foundations of Comparative Advantage

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247752
eISBN:
9780191596346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247757.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

The chapter examines the key role played by legal frameworks in the construction of the political economy and its relationship to corporate strategy. Germany and the US have different legal systems. ... More


Legal Initial Conditions

Daniel Berkowitz and Karen B. Clay

in The Evolution of a Nation: How Geography and Law Shaped the American States

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136042
eISBN:
9781400840540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136042.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

THIS CHAPTER EXAMINES colonial legal systems and their effects on the balance of power between the state legislature and the state high court. It argues that the balance of power is important because ... More


The Evolution of a Nation: How Geography and Law Shaped the American States

Daniel Berkowitz and Karen B. Clay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136042
eISBN:
9781400840540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136042.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Although political and legal institutions are essential to any nation's economic development, the forces that have shaped these institutions are poorly understood. Drawing on rich evidence about the ... More


Made in the World

Pol Antràs

in Global Production: Firms, Contracts, and Trade Structure

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691168272
eISBN:
9781400873746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168272.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter gives an overview of the state of global production networks in the present age, particularly in the “slicing of the value chain” phenomenon, which refers to the gradual disintegration ... More


The Greek Justice System: Collapse and Reform<sup>1</sup>

Elias Papaioannou and Stavroula Karatza

in Beyond Austerity: Reforming the Greek Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262035835
eISBN:
9780262339216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035835.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter discusses the key structural deficiencies of the Greek justice system and proposes concrete policy reforms. The first part provides an account of the Greek legal system using ... More


China’s Courts: Restricted Reform 1

Benjamin L. Liebman

in Law and Economics with Chinese Characteristics: Institutions for Promoting Development in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199698547
eISBN:
9780191745522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698547.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Macro- and Monetary Economics

China’s courts have in recent years engaged in significant reforms designed to raise the quality of their work. Yet such top-down reforms have been largely technical and are not designed to alter ... More


China Modernizes: Threat to the West or Model for the Rest?

Randall Peerenboom

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199226122
eISBN:
9780191696183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226122.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Two sharply contrasting views of China exist today. On the one hand a rising superpower predicted to have the largest economy in the world by mid century, on the other hand a brutal, anachronistic ... More


Conclusion

Lawrence E. Mitchell

in Corporate Irresponsibility: America`s Newest Export

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090239
eISBN:
9780300137767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090239.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents concluding remarks on the state of the American corporation. The state of American corporate capitalism is the product of a structural and a legal system grounded in a uniquely ... More


Illusory Losses

Cass R. Sunstein

in Law and Happiness

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226676005
eISBN:
9780226676029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226676029.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

Recent empirical work demonstrates that healthy people make large mistakes when evaluating the welfare of those suffering from apparently serious health problems. Significant adverse conditions often ... More


Debt Litigation in Medieval Holland, 1200–1350

Jessica Dijkman (ed.)

in Law and Long-Term Economic Change: A Eurasian Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772730
eISBN:
9780804777612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772730.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines whether the strong performance of the Dutch economy after 1350 can be explained by analyzing the specific institutional and legal framework that emerged there in the period ... More


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