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Peace as Predicate

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/9780199205301.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

This chapter examines the proposition that before a nation can produce, it must achieve social peace. The first section discusses two political foundations to the firm. First, before serious economic ... More


Germany: The Relationship between Banks and Non-Financial Companies

Jordi Canals

in Universal Banking: International Comparisons and Theoretical Perspectives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198775065
eISBN:
9780191695353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775065.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

Chapter 5 discussed the main arguments that have justified, in certain cases, the creation of a financial conglomerate around a bank. This chapter analyzes this situation from the viewpoint of a ... More


The Ownership of Companies

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/9780198292142.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

Ownership and control are concepts axiomatic to corporate governance. This chapter discusses both concepts, and examines the meaning of shareholders ‘owning’ a company. Only when a group of ... More


Reinforcing—and Challenging—the Legal Model

J. E. Parkinson

in Corporate Power and Responsibility: Issues in the Theory of Company Law

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259893
eISBN:
9780191682018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259893.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter discusses a third duty bearing on the consequences of the separation of ownership and control, the duty to act for a proper purpose. It specifically explores this legal duty to the ... More


The Basic Governance Structure: Minority Shareholders and Non-Shareholder Constituencies

Luca Enriques, Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman, and Mariana Pargendler

in The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198739630
eISBN:
9780191837982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739630.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter examines the legal strategies used by representative “core jurisdictions” to support the interests of minority shareholders, employees, and external constituencies. The starting point is ... More


Corporate Governance and the Plight of Minority Shareholders in the United States before the Great Depression

Naomi R. Lamoreaux and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal (eds)

in Corruption and Reform: Lessons from America's Economic History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226299570
eISBN:
9780226299594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226299594.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses the rise of corporations in the U.S. during the late nineteenth century and how their emergence was accompanied by decreased protection of minority shareholder rights. It ... More


The Social Function of Corporate Law

Paul Davies

in Introduction to Company Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198854913
eISBN:
9780191888977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854913.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Since the financial crisis of 2007–09, the shareholder orientation of company law has come under increasing question. This chapter first sets out the social benefits potentially provided by a ... More


The Architecture of Corporate Governance and Workplace Democracy

Abraham A. Singer

in The Form of the Firm: A Normative Political Theory of the Corporation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190698348
eISBN:
9780190909499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190698348.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter offers a theory of corporate governance through a two-pronged approach, one that sails closer to the contractarian, pluralist account, the other closer to the rationalist, concession ... More


The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach

Reinier Kraakman, John Armour, Paul Davies, Luca Enriques, Henry Hansmann, Gerard Hertig, Klaus Hopt, Hideki Kanda, Mariana Pargendler, Wolf-Georg Ringe, and Edward Rock

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198739630
eISBN:
9780191837982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739630.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This book provides a theoretical framework for the understanding of corporate (or company) law from both a functional and a comparative perspective and illustrates how corporate laws in core ... More


The Managerial Challenge to Liberalism

Abraham A. Singer

in The Form of the Firm: A Normative Political Theory of the Corporation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190698348
eISBN:
9780190909499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190698348.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers the “managerial” approach to the corporation by unpacking Berle and Means’s famous argument about the problems of the modern corporation. This approach is important because it ... More


Introduction to Company Law

Paul Davies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198854913
eISBN:
9780191888977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854913.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Introduction to Company Law provides a conceptual introduction and a clear framework with which to navigate the intricacies of company law. The book analyses the mechanisms through which the law ... More


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