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Routledge Research in Corporate Law


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The credit crunch of 2007 and the ensuing financial crises have led to a renewed interest in the place of corporations in the modern world and the role of law and regulation in governing their behaviour. This series looks to survey the current developments within the field of corporate law as well as mapping out future opportunities for change. The series offers a comparative approach to the subject, looking not just at North America and Europe but also at the state of affairs elsewhere in the world. Written by influential scholars, the books offer thought-provoking and often critical analyses of corporate law. The functions and legal obligations and rights of multiple stakeholders including directors, investors, governments and regulators are examined from both empirical and theoretical standpoints. Whilst being grounded in law the series also draws upon research from the disciplines of economics, management studies, sociology and politics in order to explore the implications of corporate law in their wider social and economic context.

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The Law and Governance of Decentralised Business Models Between Hierarchies and Markets

The Law and Governance of Decentralised Business Models: Between Hierarchies and Markets

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Roger M Barker, Iris H-Y Chiu
December 31, 2020

This book draws together themes in business model developments in relation to business networks and platforms, decentralized business models (DBMs), sometimes referred to as the ‘sharing’ economy, to systematically analyse the challenges to corporate and organizational law and governance. DBMs ...

Shareholder Activism and the Law The Future of US Corporate Governance

Shareholder Activism and the Law: The Future of US Corporate Governance

1st Edition

Ekrem Solak
May 20, 2020

This book provides a complete framework for contemporary shareholder activism and its implications for US corporate governance, which is based on director primacy theory. Under director primacy theory, shareholders do not wish to be involved in the management of the company; in the rare event...

Corporate Takeover Law and Management Discipline

Corporate Takeover Law and Management Discipline

1st Edition

Francis A Okanigbuan Jnr
March 03, 2020

This book examines the effectiveness of corporate takeovers. The dominant ideologies of corporate takeovers include synergistic gains and its managerial disciplinary role. These dominant themes are being undermined by the challenges of costly acquisitions. The UK Takeover Code is a regulatory ...

Shareholder Protection Reconsidered Derivative Action in the UK, Germany and Greece

Shareholder Protection Reconsidered: Derivative Action in the UK, Germany and Greece

1st Edition

Georgios Zouridakis
December 02, 2019

This book examines the role and potential of derivative actions in shareholder protection in public limited companies. Derivative actions have been a focal point of legislators’ agendas on shareholder protection, in the past few decades, throughout Europe and beyond. Nevertheless, there remain ...

Employee Rights in Corporate Insolvency A UK and US Perspective

Employee Rights in Corporate Insolvency: A UK and US Perspective

1st Edition

Hamiisi Junior Nsubuga
October 10, 2019

This book analyses corporate rescue laws, processes and policies prescribed in corporate insolvency or bankruptcy laws, and employment laws of the UK and the US, with a particular focus on how extant employee rights are treated when a debtor employer initiates corporate insolvency proceedings. &...

Insolvency Law and Multinational Groups Theories, Solutions and Recommendations for Business Failure

Insolvency Law and Multinational Groups: Theories, Solutions and Recommendations for Business Failure

1st Edition

Daoning Zhang
July 31, 2019

The insolvency of multinational corporate groups creates a compelling challenge to the commercial world. As many medium and large-sized companies are multinational companies with operations in different countries, it is important to provide appropriate solutions for the insolvency of these key ...

Corporate Law, Codes of Conduct and Workers’ Rights

Corporate Law, Codes of Conduct and Workers’ Rights

1st Edition

Vanisha H. Sukdeo
June 19, 2019

This book critically explores how increased regulation and governance of corporations can be used to help improve the rights of workers amidst an era of union decline. The book posits that soft law techniques such as codes of conduct are more effective in protecting workers than "hard law" i.e. ...

Shareholder Primacy and Global Business Re-clothing the EU Corporate Law

Shareholder Primacy and Global Business: Re-clothing the EU Corporate Law

1st Edition

Lela Mélon
March 27, 2019

In the context of growing public interest in sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has not brought about the expected improvement in terms of sustainable business. Self-regulation has been unable to provide appropriate answers for unsustainable business frameworks, despite empirical...

Law and Responsible Supply Chain Management Contract and Tort Interplay and Overlap

Law and Responsible Supply Chain Management: Contract and Tort Interplay and Overlap

1st Edition

Vibe Ulfbeck, Alexandra Andhov, Kateřina Mitkidis
January 16, 2019

Corporate Social Responsibility has for long been on the agenda in the business world and recently, it has also become a political agenda in the European Union. Focusing on international supply chains and their control based on studies of law in several European jurisdictions, this book aims to ...

Disqualification of Company Directors A Comparative Analysis of the Law in the UK, Australia, South Africa, the US and Germany

Disqualification of Company Directors: A Comparative Analysis of the Law in the UK, Australia, South Africa, the US and Germany

1st Edition

Jean Jacques du Plessis, Jeanne Nel de Koker
January 08, 2019

This book provides a clear overview of the legal rules relating to directors’ disqualification in Australia, Germany, South Africa, the UK and the US, and to highlight the differences in the disqualification regimes of these jurisdictions. The book seeks to determine whether disqualification on ...

Legal Approaches and Corporate Social Responsibility Towards a Llewellyn’s Law-Jobs Approach

Legal Approaches and Corporate Social Responsibility: Towards a Llewellyn’s Law-Jobs Approach

1st Edition

Adaeze Okoye
October 18, 2018

From the late 20th Century, a catalogue of high profile disasters and controversies has drawn attention to the changing relationship between corporations and society. This is taking place against the context of globalisation and this change has become the driving force for demands that corporations...

Regulation and the Credit Rating Agencies Restraining Ancillary Services

Regulation and the Credit Rating Agencies: Restraining Ancillary Services

1st Edition

Daniel Cash
July 24, 2018

This book examines the transgressions of the credit rating agencies before, during and after the recent financial crisis. It proposes that by restricting the agencies’ ability to offer ancillary services there stands the opportunity to limit, in an achievable and practical manner, the potentially ...

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