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Accounting and Financial Reporting: Global Aspirations, Local Realities  

Lawrence A. Cunningham

Published in print:
May 2018
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Sep 2015
This chapter examines the functions of corporate accounting and financial reporting around the world, with particular emphasis on how local realities that explain persistent diversity ... More

Bank Governance  

John Armour

Published in print:
May 2018
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Oct 2016
According to a common narrative, the failure of banks in the financial crisis reflected poor corporate governance practices, as well as inadequate prudential regulatory safeguards. Yet it ... More

A Behavioral Perspective on Corporate Law and Corporate Governance  

Jaap Winter

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May 2018
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Jun 2015
This chapter examines corporate law and governance from a behavioral perspective. It begins with an overview of the growing body of behavioral knowledge and its impact on the core ... More

The Benefits and Costs of Indices in Empirical Corporate Governance Research  

Allen Ferrell

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May 2018
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Jan 2017
This chapter reviews the benefits and costs of using indices, in particular the G- and E-indices, in empirical corporate governance research. As with corporate governance itself, the ... More

The Board of Directors  

Stephen M. Bainbridge

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May 2018
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Aug 2015
This chapter explores issues relating to the board of directors. Focusing on the formal model of corporate governance, it considers why corporate decisions are made through the exercise of ... More

Comparative Company Law  

Klaus J. Hopt

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Mar 2019
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May 2019
Comparative company law starts with the rise of the modern company in the first half of the 19th century. Ever since the need for looking across the border was felt by legislators, ... More

Comparative Corporate Governance in Closely Held Corporations  

Holger Fleischer

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May 2018
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Apr 2016
This chapter examines issues relating to corporate governance in closely held corporations. It begins by describing the typical characteristics of closely held corporations, with ... More

Comparative Corporate Insolvency Law  

Horst Eidenmüller

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May 2018
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Dec 2016
This chapter deals with fundamental issues of corporate insolvency (bankruptcy) law. Particular attention is paid to the agency problems related to “insolvency (bankruptcy) governance” of ... More

Competition and Merger Law and Policy  

Okeoghene Odudu

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Jul 2015
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Apr 2015
This chapter deals with the European Union law on competition and mergers, with emphasis on the provisions of Articles 101 and 102 of the TFEU. The role of markets is to coordinate supply ... More

The Compliance Function: An Overview  

Geoffrey Parsons Miller

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May 2018
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Oct 2015
This chapter discusses the compliance function, a form of internalized law enforcement employed by corporations and other complex organizations to ensure that employees and others ... More

Consumers  

Gerald Thain

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Jun 2005
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Sep 2012
Consumer law, while now an established field, remains very much in flux, subject to shifting not only with the political winds but also with the willingness of individuals to identify ... More

Control Shifts via Share Acquisition Contracts with Shareholders (Takeovers)  

Paul Davies

Published in print:
May 2018
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Jul 2015
This chapter examines the regulatory issues that arise when there is an offer to acquire shares directly from one or more shareholders of a company such that control of that company shifts ... More

Convergence and Persistence in Corporate Law and Governance  

Jeffrey N. Gordon

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May 2018
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Mar 2018
This chapter discusses the question of “convergence or persistence” in corporate law and governance. It first considers efforts to measure convergence directly by focusing on the evolution ... More

Corporate Criminal Liability  

Susanne Beck

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Nov 2014
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Mar 2015
This chapter examines changes in criminal law over the last decades, paying particular attention to corporate criminal liability (CCL). After outlining the main features of CCL with a ... More

Corporate Governance and Employment Relations  

Zoe Adams and Simon Deakin

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May 2018
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Jul 2015
Rent-sharing between employees and shareholders is a necessity if the societal value of the firm is to be maximized. This is reflected in laws across the world which, in different ways, ... More

Corporate Governance and Its Political Economy  

Mark J. Roe and Massimiliano Vatiero

Published in print:
May 2018
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Jun 2018
In this chapter, we analyze three instances that illustrate the political economy of corporate governance. First, we examine how the politics of organizing financial institutions affects, ... More

Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets  

Mariana Pargendler

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May 2018
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Aug 2015
Despite deep differences in their political systems, legal regimes, and economic structures, emerging markets share a recent history of rapid economic growth and capital market expansion. ... More

Corporate Governance, Capital Markets, and Securities Law  

A. C. Pritchard

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May 2018
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Jul 2015
This chapter explores the interrelationships among corporate governance, capital markets, and securities law. More specifically, it considers the role that securities law should play in ... More

Corporate Law and Self-Regulation  

David Kershaw

Published in print:
May 2018
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Oct 2015
This chapter explores the different ways in which market actors are “co-opted” as corporate law regulators. It considers the preconditions for generating “endogenous self-regulation” ... More

Corporate Litigation in Specialized Business Courts  

Joseph A. McCahery and F. Alexander de Roode

Published in print:
May 2018
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Jun 2016
Plaintiffs’ lawyer fees and monetary awards have a distorting effect on shareholder value effects in US derivative cases. In this chapter we analyze the benefits of corporate litigation ... More

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