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The proprietary foundations of corporate law

Abstract:

Recent work in both the theory of the firm and of corporate law has called into question the appropriateness of analysing corporate law as ‘merely’ a set of standard form contracts. This article develops these ideas by focusing on property law’s role in underpinning corporate enterprise. Rights to control assets are a significant mechanism of governance in the firm. However, their use in this way predicates some arrangement for stipulating which parties will have control under which circumsta...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1093/ojls/gqm009

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Oriel College
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Oxford Journal of Legal Studies Journal website
Volume:
27
Issue:
3
Pages:
429-465
Publication date:
2007-02-14
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EISSN:
1464-3820
ISSN:
0143-6503
Pubs id:
pubs:479075
URN:
uri:8b607a25-ff9c-4ab6-b73d-31be8bf9826d
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uuid:8b607a25-ff9c-4ab6-b73d-31be8bf9826d
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