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The Corporate Law Market

Erin A. O'Hara and Larry E. Ribstein

in The Law Market

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195312898
eISBN:
9780199871025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312898.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter shows that the corporate law market is simply a part of the broader market for law discussed in this book. The corporate choice-of-law rule known as the “internal affairs doctrine” (IAD) ... More


Explaining Western Securities Markets

Mark J. Roe

in Corporate Governance and Firm Organization: Microfoundations and Structural Forms

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269761
eISBN:
9780191710087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269761.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter questions the power of law in solving CG problems and maintains that there are societal and political forces that are likely to shape governance structures irrespective of any ... More


The Quality of Corporate Law and its Limits

Mark J. Joe

in Political Determinants of Corporate Governance: Political Context, Corporate Impact

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199205301
eISBN:
9780191695612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205301.003.0027
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

This chapter demonstrates why the data indicates that the quality-of-corporate-law argument, although it explains transition economies nicely, is over-stated for several of the world's richest ... More


From Citizens to Plutocrats: Nineteenth-century Shareholder Voting Rights and Theories of the Corporation

Colleen A. Dunlavy

in Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251902
eISBN:
9780191719059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251902.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Although historians have explored changes both in the way that American corporations were created in the 19th century and in theories of the corporation, very little is known about the history of ... More


The Neglected Benefits of the Corporate Form: Entity Status and the Separation of Asset Ownership from Control

Margaret M. Blair

in Corporate Governance and Firm Organization: Microfoundations and Structural Forms

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269761
eISBN:
9780191710087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269761.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter criticizes current contractarian views of the firm in law and economics, reminding that the forgotten merit of the corporate form of enterprise is precisely the separation between ... More


The Turnaround of 1997: Changes in Japanese Corporate Law and Governance

Zenichi Shishido

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the impact on the scope of behaviour of top management of legal reforms in Japan since 1997. Demand-pull measures were promoted by business associations to facilitate the ... More


Using Corporate Law to Compete for Investments

Ehud Kamar

in Investor Protection in Europe: Corporate Law Making, The MiFID and Beyond

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199202911
eISBN:
9780191707964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202911.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter documents and analyzes a powerful form of regulatory competition — competition for investments — that has transformed national corporate laws in the European Union (EU) in recent years. ... More


Investor Protection in Europe: Corporate Law Making, The MiFID and Beyond

Guido Ferrarini and Eddy Wymeersch (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199202911
eISBN:
9780191707964
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202911.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

EU policy in the area of corporate governance and capital markets is being reoriented. Harmonization is less frequently seen as a concept in company law, regulatory competition is on the rise, and ... More


Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture

Kenneth Lipartito and David B. Sicilia (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251902
eISBN:
9780191719059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251902.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Challenging assumptions about the history and performance of the business corporation in the United States, this book seeks to explain more fully this crucial institution of capitalism. The authors ... More


The Foundations of Managerial Control in the United States

Mary O'Sullivan

in Contests for Corporate Control: Corporate Governance and Economic Performance in the United States and Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244867
eISBN:
9780191596735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244863.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

In historical perspective, market control over the allocation of US corporate resources stands out as a recent phenomenon, since for most of the twentieth century, salaried managers have exercised ... More


Its Limits: Theory

Mark J. Joe

in Political Determinants of Corporate Governance: Political Context, Corporate Impact

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199205301
eISBN:
9780191695612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205301.003.0025
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

This chapter explores the limits of the theory of corporate law. It holds that the quality-of-corporate-law theory needs to be refined or replaced. Ownership cannot readily separate from control if ... More


Corporate Law as the Foundation for Securities Markets: The Theory

Mark J. Joe

in Political Determinants of Corporate Governance: Political Context, Corporate Impact

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199205301
eISBN:
9780191695612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205301.003.0024
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

This chapter outlines the quality of corporate law and its importance. The important precondition to developing modern securities markets, and the industrial, technological wealth that goes with deep ... More


Spencer, Grace & Robbins

Lazega Emmanuel

in The Collegial Phenomenon: The Social Mechanisms of Cooperation Among Peers in a Corporate Law Partnership

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242726
eISBN:
9780191697166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242726.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter presents the firm used as a case study, a north-eastern US corporate law partnership, in which fieldwork was conducted to examine the generic social mechanisms that help coordinate ... More


Political Yardstick Competition and Corporate Governance in the European Union

Pierre Salmon

in Investor Protection in Europe: Corporate Law Making, The MiFID and Beyond

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199202911
eISBN:
9780191707964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202911.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

The question whether regulatory competition in the area of company law could take place in the European Union (EU) in a way similar to that in the United States (the Delaware phenomenon) ignores the ... More


Afterword: Toward New Renderings

Kenneth Lipartito and David B. Sicilia

in Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251902
eISBN:
9780191719059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251902.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter summarizes the major findings of the book's chapters and their revisionist implications. Rather than seeing the corporation as the dominant economic form simply because it was more ... More


The Evolution of Corporate Criminal Law

in Corporate Bodies and Guilty Minds: The Failure of Corporate Criminal Liability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226470405
eISBN:
9780226470429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470429.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter focuses on the evolution of corporate criminal law in America. The historical phases of the substantive corporate criminal law discussed in the chapter share the tension accompanying the ... More


What is Happening to Corporations and What of Their Future?

Grahame Thompson

in Capitalisms and Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199694761
eISBN:
9780191741289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694761.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The chapter analyzes the mergent ways companies are becoming overtly political actors and pursues the consequences of this for the future of the corporation. The discussion begins by analyzing the ... More


Alternative Formulations: Data

Mark J. Joe

in Political Determinants of Corporate Governance: Political Context, Corporate Impact

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199205301
eISBN:
9780191695612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205301.003.0023
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

This chapter presents data showing the relationships between product market competition and securities markets among the world's richest nations. It also shows the relative strength of the political ... More


Regulating Corporate Governance

Angus Corbett and Stephen Bottomley

in Regulating Law

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199264070
eISBN:
9780191698903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264070.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter defines regulation as an activity that is aimed at ‘influencing the flow of events’. It analyses changes in the understanding of corporate law that are wrought by the high level of ... More


When Shareholders Were Members: The Business Corporation as Voluntary Association

Kevin Butterfield

in The Making of Tocqueville'S America: Law and Association in the Early United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226297088
eISBN:
9780226297118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297118.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Tensions between individual members’ rights and the will of the majority were common and were fraught with tension, for the challenge was to create effective associations that accorded with ... More


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