Cynthia A. Williams

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

Osler Chair in Business Law

4700 Keele Street

Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3

Canada

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (21)

1.

Putting the S Back in Corporate Social Responsibility: a Multi-Level Theory of Social Change in Organizations

University of Illinois College of Business Working Paper No. 04-0107, Academy of Management Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 20 Sep 2004
Ruth V. Aguilera, Deborah Rupp, Cynthia A. Williams and Jyoti Ganapathi
, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - School of Labor & Employment Relations, York University - Osgoode Hall Law School and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Psychology
Downloads 3,341 (2,057)
Citation 65

Abstract:

Corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, comparative, social change, social justice

2.

Engage, Embed, and Embellish: Theory Versus Practice in the Corporate Social Responsibility Movement

UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-16
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 25 Mar 2005
John M. Conley and Cynthia A. Williams
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law and York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
Downloads 1,253 (10,914)
Citation 10

Abstract:

anthropology, linguistics, corporate social responsibility, new governance, NGOs, corporations

3.

An Emerging Third Way?: The Erosion of the Anglo-American Shareholder Value Construct

UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 04-09
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 23 Dec 2004
Cynthia A. Williams and John M. Conley
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law
Downloads 953 (14,708)
Citation 11

Abstract:

Corporate law, corporate governance, comparative law, United Kingdom, convergence, stakeholders

4.

The Corporate Social Responsibility Movement as an Ethnographic Problem

UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1285631
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2014
John M. Conley and Cynthia A. Williams
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law and York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
Downloads 605 (30,536)

Abstract:

The Roles of Standardization, Certification, and Assurance Services in Global Commerce

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 16 Apr 2008
Margaret M. Blair, Cynthia A. Williams and Li-Wen Lin
Vanderbilt University - Law School, York University - Osgoode Hall Law School and University of British Columbia (UBC), Faculty of Law
Downloads 357 (66,062)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Assurance services, certification, corporate governance, International Organization for Standardization, ISO, make-or-buy decision, standardization, supply chain management, theory of the firm, transnational supply chains, types of supplier relationships

The Roles of Standardization, Certification and Assurance Services in Global Commerce

CLPE Research Paper No. 12/2008, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-16
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 04 May 2008
Margaret M. Blair, Cynthia A. Williams and Li-Wen Lin
Vanderbilt University - Law School, York University - Osgoode Hall Law School and University of British Columbia (UBC), Faculty of Law
Downloads 241 (102,584)
Citation 2

Abstract:

standardization, compliance, enforcement infrastructure, assurance, quasi-regulatory standards, global commerce, third-party inspectors

6.

The Intellectual Foundations of the Global Financial Crisis: Analysis and Proposals for Reform

Univ. New South Wales Law Journal, Vol. 32, No. 2, p. 390, 2009, U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. LE10-003, Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 09-19
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 18 Dec 2009
Frank Jan de Graaf and Cynthia A. Williams
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
Downloads 372 (60,592)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Corporate governance, capital market regulation, financial crisis, stakeholder governance, market fundamentalism

7.

Assurance Services as a Substitute for Law in Global Commerce

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 07-06
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 03 Apr 2007
Margaret M. Blair, Cynthia A. Williams and Li-Wen Lin
Vanderbilt University - Law School, York University - Osgoode Hall Law School and University of British Columbia (UBC), Faculty of Law
Downloads 353 (64,123)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Business norms, certification, contracts, contract enforcement, corporate social responsibility, global governance, globalization, incomplete contracts, ISO, ISO 9000, law and development, norms transmission, outsourcing, rule of law, supply chains, theory of the firm, third-party assurance

8.

‘Law and Finance’: Inaccurate, Incomplete, and Important

Brigham Young University Law Review, Forthcoming, U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. LE10-002, Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 09-20
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 18 Dec 2009
Ruth V. Aguilera and Cynthia A. Williams
and York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
Downloads 316 (69,169)
Citation 5

Abstract:

Law and finance, corporate governance, economic sociology, law and development, firm ownership structure

9.

Is there an Emerging Fiduciary Duty to Consider Human Rights?

University of Cincinnati Law Review, Vol. 74, No. 1, 2005
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 16 Apr 2008
Cynthia A. Williams and John M. Conley
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law
Downloads 312 (62,758)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Board of Directors, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, fiduciary duties, institutional investors, international human rights, new governance

10.

The Embedded Firm: Corporate Governance, Labor, and Finance Capitalism

Osgoode CLPE Research Paper No. 18/2011
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 29 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 21 Oct 2014
Peer C. Zumbansen and Cynthia A. Williams
King’s College London, Dickson Poon Transnational Law Institute and York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
Downloads 274 (76,951)

Abstract:

Corporate governance, financial crisis, labour law, financialization, regulatory reform

Trends in the Social [Ir]Responsibility of American Multinational Corporations: Increased Power, Diminished Accountability?

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 09 Jun 2013
Cynthia A. Williams and John M. Conley
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law
Downloads 122 (189,871)

Abstract:

corporate accountability, corporate consitutional rights, international human rights, Alien Tort Statute, Alien Torts Claims Act, Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Shell, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

Trends in the Social [Ir]Responsibility of American Multinational Corporations: Increased Power, Diminished Accountability?

Conley, J. & Williams, C. (2013). Trends in the Social [Ir]Responsibility of American Multinational Corporations: Increased Power, Diminished Accountability? Fordham Environmental Law Review, 25(1), 46-83, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2483176, Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 55/2014
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 21 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2014
Cynthia A. Williams and John M. Conley
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law
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Abstract:

corporate governance, corporate accountability, corporate constitutional rights, international human rights, Citizens United, Kiobel, Alien Tort Statute, Alien Torts Claims Act

12.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance

Chapter for Oxford Handbook of Corporate Law and Governance (Jeffrey N. Gordon and Wolf-Georg Ringe, Eds.)(Forthcoming), Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 32/2015
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 29 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 12 Aug 2015
Cynthia A. Williams
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
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Abstract:

corporate social responsibility, environmental, social and governance disclosure, empirical data on corporate responsibility, shareholder primacy, stakeholder governance, corporate objective function, shareholder/stakeholder debate, codes of conduct, OECD Principles, Ruggie Principles, ISO 26,000

13.

The Social Reform of Banking

Conley, J. & Williams, C. (2014). The Social Reform of Banking; Journal of Corporation Law, 39(3), 101-134, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2483284, Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 60/2014
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2014
Cynthia A. Williams and John M. Conley
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law
Downloads 120 (147,598)

Abstract:

financial regulation, regulatory theory, self-regulation, co-regulation, corporate culture, banking culture, new governance, Equator Principles, organizational psychology, corporate compliance, accounting reform, social accounting, social disclosure

14.

Global Banks as Global Sustainability Regulators?: The Equator Principles

Law and Policy 33:4, 542-575 (2011)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 09 Jun 2013
John M. Conley and Cynthia A. Williams
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law and York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
Downloads 87 (166,782)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Equator Principles, banking, self-regulation, regulatory theory, corporate responsibility, corporate governance, sustainability, new governance

15.

The Economic Role of Finance: A Contribution to the the Kay Review of UK Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision Making

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 16 Jun 2012
Cynthia A. Williams, Frank Jan de Graaf and Keith L. Johnson
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 79 (241,217)

Abstract:

Corporate Governance, Kay review, NSFM, Long term investing, equity markets

16.

The Efficacy of Regulation as a Function of Psychological Fit: Reexamining the Hard Law/Soft Law Continuum

12 Theoretical Inquiries In Law 581 (2011)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 09 Jun 2013
Deborah Rupp and Cynthia A. Williams
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - School of Labor & Employment Relations and York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
Downloads 48 (274,767)

Abstract:

Regulation, regulatory theory, social psychology, enforcement, compliance, motivation, soft law, hard law, Equator Principles, banking regulation

17.

Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility: A Comparative Analysis of the UK and the US

Corporate Governance: An International Review, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 147-158, May 2006
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 08 May 2006
Ruth V. Aguilera, Cynthia A. Williams, John M. Conley and Deborah Rupp
, York University - Osgoode Hall Law School, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - School of Labor & Employment Relations
Downloads 37 (359,928)
Citation 27

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18.

Global Banks as Global Sustainability Regulators?: The Equator Principles

Law & Policy, Vol. 33, Issue 4, pp. 542-575, 2011
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 21 Sep 2011
John M. Conley and Cynthia A. Williams
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law and York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
Downloads 4 (512,507)
Citation 1

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19.

The Modern Corporation Statement on Company Law

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 29 Oct 2016
Cornell Law School - Jack G. Clarke Business Law Institute, SciencesPo, Kent Law School, University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research (CBR), Boston College Law School, University of Sheffield - Law School, University of Kent, Canterbury - Kent Law School, Vanderbilt University - Law School, University of York - York Law School, Queen Mary University of London - School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London, (CCLS), Washington and Lee University - School of Law, University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Department of Private Law, University of Bristol, York University - Osgoode Hall Law School, University of Essex - School of Law, University of York (UK), University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Manchester, The Business School, University of Colorado Denver, University of Leeds - School of Law, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia - Deakin Law School, University of Waikato - Management School, The University of Hong Kong - School of Business, York law School, Washington and Lee University School of Law, University of California, Davis - School of Law, Hofstra University College of Law, University of Technology, Sydney, Washington and Lee University - School of Law, University of Brescia, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, University of Victoria - Faculty of Law, University of Victoria - Faculty of Law, NYU School of Law, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Audencia School of Management, University of San Diego School of Law, INSEAD, Alvares Penteado School of Business (Fecap), Independent, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) - Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF), Université Grenoble Alpes, São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas FGV DIREITO SP, University of South Africa - School of Law, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia - Deakin Law School, Cornell Law School, University of South Australia - School of Law, University of Essex - School of Law, Queen's University Belfast - School of Law, Independent, City University London - Sir John Cass Business School, CASS Business School, City University, London and Frank Bold
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Abstract:

Company, Law, Corporate, Governance

20.

The Securities and Exchange Commission and Corporate Social Transparency

Harvard Law Review, Vol. 112, P. 1197, 1999
Posted: 26 Nov 1999
Cynthia A. Williams
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

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21.

Don't Ask, Just Tell: Insider Trading after United States V. O'Hagan

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 84, No. 1, 1998
Posted: 05 Oct 1998
Richard W. Painter, Kimberly D. Krawiec and Cynthia A. Williams
University of Minnesota Law School, Duke University School of Law and York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

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