Susan Watson

University of Auckland Business School

Professor of Law

12 Grafton Rd

Private Bag 92019

Auckland, 1010

New Zealand

European Corporate Governance Institute

c/o the Royal Academies of Belgium

Rue Ducale 1 Hertogsstraat

1000 Brussels

Belgium

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Scholarly Papers (28)

1.

Corporate Governance for Sustainability

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 07 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2020
Warwick Law School, Cass business School, City University, London, University of Oxford - Said Business School, University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research (CBR), University of Michigan, Sciences Po, Columbia University School of Law, École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris - Centre de Gestion Scientifique (CGS), York University - Osgoode Hall Law School, Washington and Lee University - School of Law, University of Bristol, University of Oslo - Faculty of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of York - York Law School, City University London - Sir John Cass Business SchoolCardiff Business School, University of Bristol, Peter A. Allard School of Law, Ecole Universitaire de Management Clermont-Ferrand, University of Essex, University of San Francisco - School of Business and Management, University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law, Drucker Institute, Essex Business School, Frank Bold, Morgan State University, Durham Business School, Liverpool Hope University, University of Manchester - School of Law, De Montfort University - Faculty of Business and Law, Wellesley College - Department of Economics, University of Birmingham, Linnaeus University, University of York, Queen Mary University of London - School of Law, University of California, Davis - School of Law, Queen's University Belfast - School of Law, affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of South Australia, University of Leicester - Management Centre, University of York, HEC Paris, University of Glasgow, University College London - Faculty of Laws, School of Law, King's College, London; Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge, Royal Holloway, University of London, The City Law School, University of Sheffield, University College London, Faculty of LawsUniversity College London, Faculty of Laws, Nyenrode Business University, University of Oregon - Department of Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, University of Westminster, Universidad Andres Bello, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Alberta - Department of Accounting, Operations & Information Systems, Queen’s University, School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University, University of Auckland Business School, Zefat Academic College, University of Leeds, University of Dundee - Department of Accountancy & Business Finance, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Oxford Brookes Business School, School of Law, University of Sheffield, Hofstra University College of Law, The Open University - Department of Political Economics, University of Leeds - School of Law, University of Massachusetts, University of Sheffield, School of Law, ICCE, Goldsmiths, University of London, University of Glasgow and College of Business, United Arab Emirates University
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corporate governance, company law, director duties, board obligations, sustainable finance action plan, sustainability strategy, ESG, shareholder primacy, sustainable development, climate change

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Self Dealing, Fair Dealing and Related Party Transactions - History, Policy and Reform

The Journal of Corporate Law Studies, Vol. 11, No. 2, p. 495, 2011
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 12 Mar 2012
John Hynes Farrar and Susan Watson
Bond University Faculty of Law and University of Auckland Business School
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directors duties, liability of directors, self dealing, fair dealing, related party transactions

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Corporate Governance after the Financial Crisis

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AFTER THE FINANCIAL CRISIS, P.M. Vasudev, Susan Watson, eds., Edward Elgar Ltd., 2012
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 23 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2013
P. M. Vasudev and Susan Watson
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and University of Auckland Business School
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corporate governance, corporate law, shareholder primacy, derivative actions, board of directors, business ethics, stakeholder principle, Malaysia, insolvency law, market-oriented blockholder, corporate purpose, Taiwan, independent directors, public-private methods, New Zealand, Canada

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The Link between Corporate Governance and Corruption in New Zealand

New Zealand Universities Law Review, Vol. 24, No. 1, p. 42, 2010
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 24 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2010
Susan Watson and Rebecca Hirsch
University of Auckland Business School and Independent
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corporate governance, corruption, fraud, directors

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How the Company Became an Entity: A New Understanding of Corporate Law

Journal of Business Law 120, 2015
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 23 Mar 2015
Susan Watson
University of Auckland Business School
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corporate; corporation; corporate theory; corporate history; entity; corporate form; company

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The Corporate Legal Person

Journal of Corporate Law Studies, January 2018
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 29 Dec 2018
Susan Watson
University of Auckland Business School
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corporate law; corporate governance; legal personality

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The Significance of the Source of the Powers of Boards of Directors in UK Company Law

Journal of Business Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 24 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2010
Susan Watson
University of Auckland Business School
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corporate, corporate governance, directors, boards of directors, powers of boards

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Related Party Transactions in New Zealand: An Empirical Study of a Flawed System

Company and Securities Law Journal, Vol. 30, pp. 110-142, 2012
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 21 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2012
Duncan Jessep, John Hynes Farrar and Susan Watson
Independent, Bond University Faculty of Law and University of Auckland Business School
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companies, directors, directors duties, related party transactions, self-dealing

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Liability of Directors in New Zealand

DIRECTORS' PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR CORPORATE FAULT, H. Anderson, ed., Wolters Kluwer, 2008
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Mar 2012
Susan Watson and Chris Noonan
University of Auckland Business School and University of Auckland - Faculty of Law
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Defining Directorship

Australian Journal of Corporate Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 24 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2010
Susan Watson and Chris Noonan
University of Auckland Business School and University of Auckland - Faculty of Law
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corporate, corporate governance, directors, corporate law

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Can Shareholders Override Management Decisions of the Board?: Att-General v Ririnui in the New Zealand Court of Appeal

New Zealand Law Journal 38, 2016
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 11 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2017
Susan Watson
University of Auckland Business School
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company law, corporate law, corporate governance, division of powers, role of board

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The Widening Gyre of Vicarious Liability

Torts Law Journal, pp. 144-161, 2009
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 21 Mar 2012
Susan Watson and Chris Noonan
University of Auckland Business School and University of Auckland - Faculty of Law
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tort, vicarious liability

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Should New Zealand Adopt Say on Pay?

New Zealand Business Law Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2013 , Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper, WPS 13-30, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper, WPS 13-19
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 27 Jul 2013
Vanderbilt University - Law SchoolVanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management and University of Auckland Business School
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corporate governance, executive compensation, Say on Pay

Should New Zealand Adopt Say on Pay?

New Zealand Business Law Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2013
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 24 Jul 2013
Vanderbilt University - Law SchoolVanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management and University of Auckland Business School
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corporate governance, executive compensation, Say on Pay

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The Foundations of Corporate Governance in New Zealand: A Post-Contractualist View of the Role of Company Directors

New Zealand Universities Law Review, Vol. 22, pp. 649-681, 2007
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 21 Mar 2012
Chris Noonan and Susan Watson
University of Auckland - Faculty of Law and University of Auckland Business School
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corporate governance, corporate law, board of directors, theory of company

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Conceptual Confusion: Organs, Agents and Identity in the English Courts

Singapore Academy of Law Journal, Vol. 23, p. 762, 2011
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 17 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2012
Susan Watson
University of Auckland Business School
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corporate law, corporate governance, attribution, directors, UK company law

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The Anatomy of New Zealand Corporate Law

Reinier Kraakman and others The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach (2nd ed, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2017
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 25 Apr 2017
Susan Watson
University of Auckland Business School
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corporate law, company law, New Zealand

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Blowing the Whistle on Protection for Corporate Whistleblowers: A Lacuna in New Zealand Law

New Zealand Business Law Quarterly, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 24 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2010
Susan Watson and Rebecca Hirsch
University of Auckland Business School and Independent
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The Taxonomy of the Modern Company

Watson SM and Vasudev PM Innovations in Corporate Governance (2017, Edward Elgar)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 25 Apr 2017
Susan Watson
University of Auckland Business School
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corporate law, corporate governance corporate theory, legal history, limited liability

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Dispute Resolution in Family Companies

Canterbury Law Review, 2013
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 24 Jul 2013
Bond University Faculty of Law, University of Auckland Business School and Australian Catholic University (ACU)
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corporate law, dispute resolution, family business

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The Corporate Legal Entity as a Fund

Journal of Business Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 29 Dec 2018
Susan Watson
University of Auckland Business School
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corporate law; separate legal entity; legal thoery; legal history

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The Emergence and Reform of the New Zealand Class Action: The Second Empirical Study

Chamberlain, N., & Watson, S. (2021). The Emergence and Reform of the New Zealand Class Action. In B. Fitzpatrick & R. Thomas (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Class Actions: An International Survey (Cambridge Law Handbooks, pp. 305-333). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781108770
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 09 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 20 May 2021
Nikki Chamberlain and Susan Watson
University of Auckland, Faculty of Law and University of Auckland Business School
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Class Actions, Empirical Study, Litigation Funding, Complex Litigation, Representative Actions, Litigation, New Zealand

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COVID-19 Governance Challenges: The Board’s Role in COVID-19 Crisis Management

Benson-Rea, M., Eraković, L., & Watson, S. M. 2021. Covid-19 governance challenges: The board’s role in Covid-19 crisis management, Chapter 9 in Management Perspec-tives on the Covid-19 Crisis: Lessons from New Zealand, Husted, K. & Sinkovics, R. R., (eds), Edward Elgar, Forthcoming.
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 15 Jan 2021
University of Auckland Business School, University of Auckland Business School and University of Auckland Business School
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Boards, directors, relationships, stakeholders, decision making

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Gender Diversity on Boards in New Zealand: Followers Not Leaders

Australian Journal of Corporate Law Vol. 2012, No. 27
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 04 Mar 2013
Susan Watson
University of Auckland Business School
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corporate law, board diversity

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Evidence of Ownership and Control in the Top Fifty NZX Non Financial Listed Corporations

The Company Lawyer, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 19 Apr 2012
Caroline Giles and Susan Watson
University of Auckland and University of Auckland Business School
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Enforcement Instruments in Transnational Corporate Bribery: An Overview

International Company and Commercial Law review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 Mar 2013
Konstantin Zens and Susan Watson
University of Auckland and University of Auckland Business School
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corporate law, bribery, corruption

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Putting 'Why' Before 'How': Evaluating the Rationales for Partial Privatisation of State-Owned Enterprises in New Zealand

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 04 Mar 2013
Chye-Ching Huang, Susan Watson and Jenny Chen
New York University School of Law, University of Auckland Business School and University of Auckland
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corporate law, privatisation, state-owned enteprises

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Viewing Artificial Persons in the AI Age Through the Lens of History

Lee, P.W, Langford, R.T. and Godwin, A, Technology and Corporate Law: How Innovation Shapes Corporate Activity (Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2021) , The University of Auckland Business School Research Paper, European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper No. 569/2021
Posted: 20 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2021
Susan Watson
University of Auckland Business School

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Corporate governance, corporate law, corporate theory, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation

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Moving Beyond Virtue Signalling: Corporate Sustainability for New Zealand

In Beate Sjåfjell and Christopher M. Bruner (eds), Cambridge Handbook of Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and Sustainability (Cambridge University Press, 2019), Chapter 13., University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2019-18, The University of Auckland Business School Research Paper
Posted: 08 May 2019 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2020
Susan Watson
University of Auckland Business School

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company as entity, enterprise, shareholder primacy