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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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Regulation and Inequality at Work Isolation and Inequality Beyond the Regulation of Labour

Regulation and Inequality at Work: Isolation and Inequality Beyond the Regulation of Labour

1st Edition

By Vanisha Sukdeo
July 03, 2018

This book examines how the law has limitations to the extent that it can combat repression, isolation, and inequality. The main point the book explores is that isolation and inequality cannot be solved by driving up wages and having better working conditions. The true divide between management and ...

Piercing the Corporate Veil in Latin American Jurisprudence A comparison with the Anglo-American method

Piercing the Corporate Veil in Latin American Jurisprudence: A comparison with the Anglo-American method

1st Edition

By Jose Maria Lezcano
June 01, 2018

This book is a comparative law study exploring the piercing of the corporate veil in Latin America within the context of the Anglo-American method. The piercing of the corporate veil is a remedy applied, in exceptional circumstances, to prevent and punish an inappropriate use of the corporate ...

Indonesian Company Law

Indonesian Company Law

1st Edition

By Soonpeel Edgar Chang
May 29, 2018

In modern countries, a company is commonly categorized as either public or privately-held, depending on whether securities are publicly traded on the open market, into a government-owned company or private company depending on government ownership, or a financial company or non-financial company ...

Corporate Law and Financial Instability

Corporate Law and Financial Instability

1st Edition

By Andreas Kokkinis
November 13, 2017

Virtually all large banks and other financial institutions in the UK and internationally are public limited liability companies whose shares are listed on one or several stock exchanges. As such, their corporate governance and, in particular, the incentives faced by their directors and senior ...

Beyond Shareholder Wealth Maximisation Towards a More Suitable Corporate Objective for Chinese Companies

Beyond Shareholder Wealth Maximisation: Towards a More Suitable Corporate Objective for Chinese Companies

1st Edition

By Min Yan
September 15, 2017

The corporate objective, namely, in whose interests a company should be run, is the most important theoretical and practical issue confronting us today, as this core objective animates or should animate every decision a company makes. Despite decades of debate, however, there is no consensus ...

Behavioural Risks in Corporate Governance Regulatory Intervention as a Risk Management Mechanism

Behavioural Risks in Corporate Governance: Regulatory Intervention as a Risk Management Mechanism

1st Edition

By Ngozi Vivian Okoye
May 25, 2017

Recent cases of corporate failures, including the fixing of LIBOR rates and money laundering issues in the banking industry, highlight how behavioural issues on the part of company directors are significant contributory factors in corporate governance and the success or failure of companies. This ...

Board Accountability in Corporate Governance

Board Accountability in Corporate Governance

1st Edition

By Andrew Keay
January 11, 2017

Within corporate governance the accountability of the board of directors is identified as a major issue by governments, international bodies, professional associations and academic literature.  Boards are given significant power in companies, and as a consequence it is argued that they should be ...

The Changing Nature of Corporate Social Responsibility CSR and Development – The Case of Mauritius

The Changing Nature of Corporate Social Responsibility: CSR and Development – The Case of Mauritius

1st Edition

By Renginee Pillay
November 30, 2016

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has increasingly been promoted as an important mechanism for furthering economic and social development goals in developing countries. In such an optimistic climate, questions arise as to whether CSR can bear the weight of the increasing expectations being ...

Directors’ Decisions and the Law Promoting Success

Directors’ Decisions and the Law: Promoting Success

1st Edition

By Alice Belcher
March 03, 2016

Directors are key decision-makers in any organisation, whether it is in the public sector, a family business or a transnational company. The UK Companies Act 2006 codified directors’ duties for the first time and describes the director as the ‘most likely to promote the success of the company for ...

Rethinking Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions

Rethinking Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions

1st Edition

By Demetra Arsalidou
November 27, 2015

There are many deep-seated reasons for the current financial turmoil but a key factor has undoubtedly been the serious failings within the corporate governance practices of financial institutions. There have been shortcomings in the risk management and incentive structures; the boards’ supervision ...

Shareholder Primacy and Corporate Governance Legal Aspects, Practices and Future Directions

Shareholder Primacy and Corporate Governance: Legal Aspects, Practices and Future Directions

1st Edition

By Shuangge Wen
July 18, 2015

Rising defaults in the financial market in 2007, the current widespread economic recession and debt crisis have added impetus to existing doubts about companies’ governance, and cast new light on future trends in shareholder-oriented corporate practice. Taking account of these developments in the ...

Understanding Institutional Shareholder Activism A Comparative Study of the UK and China

Understanding Institutional Shareholder Activism: A Comparative Study of the UK and China

1st Edition

By Bo Gong
July 18, 2015

Institutional shareholder participation has long been considered as vital to good corporate governance yet its potential does not seem to have been realized. The recent banking crisis exposed the passivity of some institutional shareholders, many of whom appear to have chosen to sell their ...

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