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The Way to Reform and a New Statutory Derivative Action: Much Ado About Nothing?

Arad Reisberg

in Derivative Actions and Corporate Governance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199204892
eISBN:
9780191709487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204892.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter analyses the reforms of the derivative action in the UK. It begins by highlighting the deficiencies in the common law, the approach to reform, and the guiding principles for resolving ... More


Green Grades: Can Information Save the Earth?

Graham Bullock

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036429
eISBN:
9780262340984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036429.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

A debate has emerged recently about the role of information in environmental politics. Much of this debate has focused on the emergence and effectiveness of product eco-labels and corporate ... More


Foundational Visions of Indies Islam, 1600–1800

Michael Laffan

in The Makings of Indonesian Islam: Orientalism and the Narration of a Sufi Past

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145303
eISBN:
9781400839995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145303.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the very hazy notions of Islam that were formed in the course of the first voyages of the 1590s, emphasizing the place of Protestantism in the evolving understanding of Islam ... More


Harper

Lindsay G. Robertson

in Conquest by Law: How the Discovery of America Dispossessed Indigenous Peoples of Their Lands

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195148695
eISBN:
9780199788941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148695.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter recounts the efforts of the New England Mississippi Land Company to appropriate title to lands farther south. Ultimately, the New England Mississippi Land Company's chief counsel, Robert ... More


Before the Court

Lindsay G. Robertson

in Conquest by Law: How the Discovery of America Dispossessed Indigenous Peoples of Their Lands

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195148695
eISBN:
9780199788941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148695.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on how the United Illinois and Wabash Land Companies brought their claim before the Supreme Court of the United States. No further petitions would be submitted to Congress, at ... More


Directors: The Legal Framework

Jonathan Charkham and Anne Simpson

in Fair Shares: The Future of Shareholder Power and Responsibility

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292142
eISBN:
9780191684876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292142.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

This chapter discusses legislation that sets out the framework for companies in the UK. The Companies Act 1985 entrusts the conduct of business to the directors without distinction as to whether they ... More


The Legal Obligations of Institutional Shareholders

Jonathan Charkham and Anne Simpson

in Fair Shares: The Future of Shareholder Power and Responsibility

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292142
eISBN:
9780191684876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292142.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

This chapter looks at the duties of fiduciary investors. Under the statute, shareholders owning fully paid shares have no obligations. The only requirement under the law is to disclose their identity ... More


The United Kingdom

Jonathan P. Charkham

in Keeping Better Company: Corporate Governance Ten Years On

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243198
eISBN:
9780191697234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243198.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Strategy

The factors influencing corporate governance in the United Kingdom include insularity/separateness; tolerance; trade and industry; employees and unions; making money; an adversarial approach; ... More


The Diplomacy of Nationalism: The Six Companies and China’s Policy toward Exclusion

Yucheng Qin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832742
eISBN:
9780824871376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832742.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is a striking, original portrait of the Chinese Six Companies (Zhonghua huiguan), or Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, the most prominent support organization for Chinese immigrants ... More


Docks and Harbours

David M. Williams and Andrew P. White

in A Select Bibliography of British and Irish University Theses about Maritime History, 1792-1990

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780969588504
eISBN:
9781786944931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588504.003.0011
Subject:
History, Maritime History

A bibliography of post-graduate theses concerning the history of Docks and Harbours, within Britain and overseas.


The Formation and Evolution of Industry Supervision

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

The earliest government regulations on the insurance industry were embodied in laws governing other economic activities, such as the Companies Ordinance and the Workmen's Compensation Ordinance. In ... More


Chinatown

David Kipen

in San Francisco in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City by the Bay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268807
eISBN:
9780520948877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268807.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The quarter of old Canton, transplanted and transformed, neither quite oriental nor wholly occidental, San Francisco's Chinatown yields to the ways of the West while continuing to venerate a native ... More


Borrowing from English Equity and Minority Shareholders’ Actions

Niall R Whitty

in A Mixed Legal System in Transition: T. B. Smith and the Progress of Scots Law

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623358
eISBN:
9780748651467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623358.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In Anderson v Hogg a shareholder in a company presented a petition under section 459 of the Companies Act 1985 for relief against unfair prejudice. The petitioner sought to have the respondent ... More


“Superseding the Six Companies”: The Qing Legation, 1878–1890

Yucheng Qin

in The Diplomacy of Nationalism: The Six Companies and China’s Policy toward Exclusion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832742
eISBN:
9780824871376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832742.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the Chinese Six Companies’ cooperation with the nascent Qing legation as the latter pursued its objectives in the United States during the period 1878–1890. In order to ... More


“As Skilled in Dialectics”: The Qing Legation, 1890–1906

Yucheng Qin

in The Diplomacy of Nationalism: The Six Companies and China’s Policy toward Exclusion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832742
eISBN:
9780824871376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832742.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the inroads made by the Chinese Six Companies and the Qing legation in the field of diplomacy in the United States during the period 1890–1906. The Chinese diplomats won acclaim ... More


Maintenance and Reduction of Capital

Eilís Ferran and Look Chan Ho

in Principles of Corporate Finance Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199671342
eISBN:
9780191788895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671342.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Public International Law

This chapter first discusses the protection of creditors’ interests. It then covers the value of the legal capital doctrine; the development and maintenance of the capital regime in the UK; the ... More


The Illiberal Political Economy of Oil

Andrew T. Price-Smith

in Oil, Illiberalism, and War: An Analysis of Energy and US Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262029063
eISBN:
9780262327527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029063.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In this chapter Price-Smith delineates the foundations of the international political economy of oil, and argues that the global political economy of energy has shifted away from the liberal model ... More


The Documented Great Dismal Swamp, 1585–1860

Daniel O. Sayers

in A Desolate Place for a Defiant People: The Archaeology of Maroons, Indigenous Americans, and Enslaved Laborers in the Great Dismal Swamp

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060187
eISBN:
9780813050607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060187.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 4 explores the limited documentary record of the people of the Great Dismal Swamp in the few decades preceding the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia, and the outbreak of the Civil War. Very ... More


The Battle for Cable Supremacy

Simone M. Müller

in Wiring the World: The Social and Cultural Creation of Global Telegraph Networks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231174329
eISBN:
9780231540261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174329.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 2 examines the economic aspects of the business of submarine telegraphy with a strong focus on the 1870s when crucial structures and trends emerged. Key actors in this chapter are John ... More


Rating Efforts to Extend Access on Essential Medicines: Increasing Global Health Impact1

Nicole Hassoun

in Health Inequalities and Global Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748646920
eISBN:
9780748676682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646920.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Global inequality impacts global health. The rich can, but the poor cannot, access many of the existing medicines they need. This paper considers the prospects for rating pharmaceutical companies' ... More


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