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A Review of Corporate Governance Ideas

Simon Learmount

in Corporate Governance: What Can Be Learned From Japan?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269082
eISBN:
9780191719257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269082.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter reviews some of the different ideas which inform current thoughts about what corporate governance is. Doing this provides the context for the arguments in the book. A distinction is ... More


SRI's Challenges and Impact

Benjamin J. Richardson

in Socially Responsible Investment Law: Regulating the Unseen Polluters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195333459
eISBN:
9780199868827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333459.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter assesses the impact of SRI—its market size, financial performance, and influence on financiers and the corporations they service. Overall, it finds that the SRI market remains a boutique ... More


The Court's Approach to Corporate Personality

Marius Emberland

in The Human Rights of Companies: Exploring the Structure of ECHR Protection

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199289837
eISBN:
9780191700545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289837.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Corporate legal personality entails the conferment of rights (and duties) under municipal law on companies as if they were human beings. It also signifies a distinction between the rights (and ... More


New Principles, New Policies

in The Failure of Corporate Law: Fundamental Flaws and Progressive Possibilities

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306933
eISBN:
9780226306988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306988.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Corporate law operates around the premise that corporations have broad powers but only a limited role: they are entities that have as their primary objective the making of money, and not much else is ... More


Principles of Corporate Finance Law

Eilis Ferran and Look Chan Ho

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199671342
eISBN:
9780191788895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671342.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Public International Law

Corporate finance theory seeks to understand how incorporated firms address the financial constraints that affect their investment decisions. This is achieved by using varied financial instruments ... More


Constituency Directors and Corporate Fiduciary Duties

Martin Gelter and Geneviève Helleringer

in Philosophical Foundations of Fiduciary Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198701729
eISBN:
9780191771552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701729.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter identifies a fundamental contradiction in the law of fiduciary duty of corporate directors across jurisdictions, namely the tension between the uniformity of directors’ duties and the ... More


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