The Post-Revolutionary Period in Corporate Law: Returning to the Theory of the Firm
Matthew T. Bodie
Saint Louis University School of Law
Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 35, No. 4, 2012
Saint Louis U. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-6
Law and economics revolutionized the study of corporate law. However, while modern finance theory and attendant empirical research continue to explore the effects of law on shareholder value, the theory of the firm literature has been underutilized. This paper, presented as part of the Berle III: Theory of the Firm Symposium at Seattle University School of Law, argues that corporate law scholars should turn their attention back to this literature and develop a deeper understanding of the corporation as firm.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 28
Keywords: theory of the firm, corporate law
JEL Classification: K22, L22
Date posted: January 24, 2013
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