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Corporate Control and Accountability : Changing Structures and the Dynamics of Regulation - Joseph McCahery

Corporate Control and Accountability

Changing Structures and the Dynamics of Regulation

By: Joseph McCahery (Editor), Sol Picciotto (Editor), Colin Scott (Editor)

Paperback Published: 16th February 1995
ISBN: 9780198259909
Number Of Pages: 472

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This multi-disciplinary volume brings together lawyers, accountants, sociologists and economists to explore the central themes of the legal and organizational accountability of the public corporation. It offers the first sustained attempt to transcend the institutionalist and contractarian visions which, during the 1980s, became the mainstream perspectives in corporate analysis. This highly topical volume includes papers on such topics as corporate groups and network structure, the American law of corporate groups, and private business and corporate fiduciary law.

`The subject matter of these essays is ... admirably wide-ranging, pursuing a large number of important themes concerning company law and the regulation of corporations ... these essays are thoughtful and stimulating, representing the mere tip of a whole body of scholarship which the reader is left eager to discover ... it is a most welcome contribution to the literature.' Modern Law Review `The book represents an important contribution to the search for the principles which should be reflected in future corporate regulation. As such, it should be read by anyone with an interest in the shape of things to come in this area.' International Company and Commercial Law Review `It could enrich and clarify the relatively sparse and not always consistent authorities in this country ... thought-provoking and captures well the flavour of current debate.' Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly

Prefacep. v
Notes on Contributorsp. vii
Introduction: Corporate Control: Changing Concepts and Practices of the Firmp. 1
Corporate Theory beyond Contractp. 21
Public Values, Private Business, and US Corporate Fiduciary lawp. 23
The Many-Headed Hydra: Networks as Higher-Order Collective Actorsp. 41
Labour Markets, Employment Contracts, and Corporate Changep. 61
Organizational Regulation and the Limits of Contractp. 91
Corporate Regulation: Critiques of Market Failure and Transaction Cost Theoryp. 101
Why Regulate the Modern Corporation? The Failure of 'Market Failure'p. 103
Corporate Governance and Transaction Costsp. 133
Coercion and Co-operation in the Employment Relationship: Efficiency and Power Theories of the Firmp. 147
The Prospects of Pension Fund Socialismp. 165
Changing Concepts of Accountabilityp. 185
Auditing and the Politics of Regulatory Control in the UK Financial Services Sectorp. 187
Professional Competition and the Social Construction of Transnational Regulatory Expertisep. 203
Contracts, Trusts, and Companiesp. 217
Privatization, Control, and Accountabilityp. 231
Risk, Trust, and the Market for Corporate Controlp. 247
Banks and Corporate Control in Germanyp. 267
Corporate Groupsp. 289
Corporate Groups and Network Structure JOHN SCOTTp. 291
The American Law of Corporate Groupsp. 305
Regulating Corporate Groups: An International Perspectivep. 343
Some Comments on the Law Relating to Corporate Groupsp. 371
Transfer Pricing and the Antinomies of Corporate Regulationp. 375
Bibliographyp. 407
Indexp. 445
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ISBN: 9780198259909
ISBN-10: 0198259905
Series: Clarendon Paperbacks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 16th February 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.79