The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Law and Governance

ISBN : 9780198743699

Jeffrey N. Gordon; Wolf-Georg Ringe
1216 ページ
171 x 246 mm

Corporate law and corporate governance have been at the forefront of regulatory activities across the world for several decades now, and are subject to increasing public attention following the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Law and Governance provides the global framework necessary to understand the aims and methods of legal research in this field. Written by leading scholars from around the world, the Handbook contains a rich variety of chapters that provide a comparative and functional overview of corporate governance. It opens with the central theoretical approaches and methodologies in corporate law scholarship in Part I, before examining core substantive topics in corporate law, including shareholder rights, takeovers and restructuring, and minority rights in Part II. Part III focuses on new challenges in the field, including conflicts between Western and Asian corporate governance environments, the rise of foreign ownership, and emerging markets. Enforcement issues are covered in Part IV, and Part V takes a broader approach, examining those areas of law and finances that are interwoven with corporate governance, including insolvency, taxation, and securities law as well as financial regulation. Now in paperback, the Handbook is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary resource placing corporate law and governance in its wider context, and is essential reading for scholars, practitioners, and policymakers in the field.


Jeffrey N. Gordon and Wolf-Georg Ringe: Introduction
Part l: Theoretical Approaches, Tools, and Methods
1 Ronald J. Gilson: From Corporate Law to Corporate Governance
2 Jeffrey N. Gordon: Convergence and Persistence in Corporate Law and Governance
3 Mark J. Roe and Massimiliano Vatiero: Corporate Governance and Its Political Economy
4 Michael Klausner: The Corporate Contract Today
5 Marcel Kahan: The State of State Competition for Incorporations
6 Amir N. Licht: Culture and Law in Corporate Governance
7 Jaap Winter: A Behavioural Perspective on Corporate Law and Corporate Governance
8 Michael Klausner: Empirical Studies in Corporate Law and Governance
9 Allen Ferrell: The Benefits and Costs of Indices in Empirical Corporate Governance Research
10 Mathias M. Siems: Taxonomies and Leximetrics
Part II: Substantive Topics
11 Henry Hansmann and Richard Squire: External and Internal Asset Partitioning: Corporations and Their Subsidiaries
12 Stephen M. Bainbridge: The Board of Directors
13 Guido Ferrarini and Cristina Ungureanu: Executive Remuneration
14 Edward Rock: Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance
15 Wolf-Georg Ringe: Shareholder Activism: A Renaissance
16 Mark J. Roe: Corporate Short-Termism
17 Zohar Goshen and Assaf Hamdani: Majority Control and Minority Protection
18 Charles K. Whitehead: Debt and Corporate Governance
19 Lawrence A. Cunningham: Accounting and Financial Reporting: Global Aspirations, Local Realities
20 Luca Enriques: Related Party Transactions
21 Paul Davies: Control Shifts via Share Acquisition Contracts with Shareholders (Takeovers)
22 John C. Coates IV: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Restructuring: Types, Regulation, and Patterns of Practice
23 Klaus J. Hopt: Groups of Companies
24 Cynthia A. Williams: Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance
25 Holger Fleischer: Comparative Corporate Governance in Closely Held Corporations
Part III: New Challenges in Corporate Governance
26 Hideki Kanda: Western versus Asian Corporate Governance Environments: The Role of Enforcement in International Convergence
27 Mariana Pargendler: Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets
28 Curtis J. Milhaupt: The Governance Ecology of China's State-Owned Enterprises
29 Merritt B. Fox: The Rise of Foreign Ownership and Corporate Governance
30 Gerard Hertig: Governance by Institutional Investors in a Stakeholder World
31 Erik Vermeulen: New Metrics for Corporate Governance: Shifting Strategies in an Aging IPO Market
Part IV: Enforcement
32 David Kershaw: Corporate Law and Self-Regulation
33 James D. Cox and Randall S. Thomas: The Evolution in the U.S. of Private Enforcement via Litigation and Monitoring Techniques: Are There Lessons for Germany?
34 Howell E. Jackson and Jeffrey Y. Zhang: Private and Public Enforcement of Securities Regulation
35 Amanda M. Rose: Public Enforcement: Criminal versus Civil
36 Joseph A. McCahery and F. Alexander de Roode: Corporate Litigation in Specialized Business Courts
37 Geoffrey Parsons Miller: The Compliance Function: An Overview
Part V: Adjacent Areas
38 Horst Eidenmuller: Comparative Corporate Insolvency Law
39 Zoe Adams and Simon Deakin: Corporate Governance and Employment Relations
40 A.C. Pritchard: Corporate Governance, Capital Markets, and Securities Law
41 Jonathan R. Macey and Maureen O'Hara: Vertical and Horizontal Problems in Financial Regulation and Corporate Governance
42 John Armour: Corporate Governance in Banks
43 David M. Schizer: Tax and Corporate Governance: The Influence of Tax on Managerial Agency Costs


Jeffrey Gordon is the Richard Paul Richman Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Richman Center for Business, Law & Public Policy at Columbia Law School. He is also the Co-Director of the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and corporate Ownership, and the Co-Director for the Center for Law and Economic Studies. His main areas of interest are in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, comparative corporate governance, and the regulation of financial institutions.; Wolf-Georg Ringe is a Professor of Law and Director of the Institute of Law & Economics at the University of Hamburg. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, and a Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute of European and Comparative Law. Georg Ringe teaches various courses in the field of corporate and business law, and his current research interests are in the general area of law and finance, comparative corporate governance, capital and financial markets, insolvency law, and conflict of laws.