D. Gordon Smith

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School

Glen L. Farr Professor of Law

422 JRCB

Provo, UT 84602

United States

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1.

The Exit Structure of Venture Capital

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 53, p. 315, 2005, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1005
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 08 Dec 2005
D. Gordon Smith
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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The Shareholder Primacy Norm

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 04 Aug 1998
D. Gordon Smith
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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The Critical Resource Theory of Fiduciary Duty

Number of pages: 99 Posted: 18 Nov 2002
D. Gordon Smith
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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The Modern Business Judgment Rule

Research Handbook on Mergers and Acquisitions, Forthcoming , BYU Law Research Paper Series No. 15-09
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 21 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2015
D. Gordon Smith
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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business judgment, board of directors, corporate law, corporate governance, Delaware

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How Early Stage Entrepreneurs Evaluate Venture Capitalists

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 Dec 1999
D. Gordon Smith
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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Contracts as Organizations

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 51, No. 1, 2009
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 11 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2015
Brayden King and D. Gordon Smith
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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contracts, organizations, empirical, law

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Toward a New Theory of the Shareholder Role: 'Sacred Space' in Corporate Takeovers

Number of pages: 76 Posted: 18 Sep 2001
Robert B. Thompson and D. Gordon Smith
Georgetown University Law Center and Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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Corporate Governance and Managerial Incompetence: Lessons from Kmart

Number of pages: 104 Posted: 24 Nov 1997
D. Gordon Smith
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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The Dystopian Potential of Corporate Law

Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1040
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 28 Mar 2007
D. Gordon Smith
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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corporate law, corporate social responsibility

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Independent Legal Significance, Good Faith, and the Interpretation of Venture Capital Contracts

Williamette Law Review, Vol. 40, 2004
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Apr 2005
D. Gordon Smith
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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Independent legal significance, good faith, venture capital, Delaware corporate law

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The Exit Structure of Strategic Alliances

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 20 Apr 2005
D. Gordon Smith
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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Strategic alliances, opportunism, lock in, deadlock, exit

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Venture Capital Contracting in the Information Age

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 04 Aug 1998
D. Gordon Smith
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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13.

Fiduciary Discretion

75 Ohio State Law Journal 609 (2014)
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 24 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2015
D. Gordon Smith and Jordan Lee
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Fiduciary Law, Duty of Loyalty, Contracts, Business Organizations, Employment

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The Role of Shareholders in the Modern American Corporation

RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON THE ECONOMICS OF CORPORATE LAW, Claire Hill, Brett McDonnell, eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 14 Aug 2011
D. Gordon Smith
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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Corporate Governance, Shareholders

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Team Production in Venture Capital Investing

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 06 May 1999
D. Gordon Smith
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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Entrepreneurs on Horseback: Reflections on the Organization of Law

Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 07-24, Arizona Law Review, Vol. 50, 2008
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 16 Nov 2007
Darian M. Ibrahim and D. Gordon Smith
William & Mary Law School and Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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Entrepreneurship, Law and Entrepreneurship, Law of the Horse

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Law & Entrepreneurship: Do Courts Matter?

Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, p. 353, 2006, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1029
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 09 Nov 2006
Masako Ueda and D. Gordon Smith
University of Wisconsin, Madison - School of Business and Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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law and entrepreneurship, legal origins, common law, civil law, judicial adaptability

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A Case Study in Bloggership

Berkman Center for Internet & Society - Bloggership: How Blogs are Transforming Legal Scholarship Conference Paper, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1017, Washington University Law Review, Vol. 84, 2007
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 21 Apr 2006
D. Gordon Smith
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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Law and Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 98, 2013
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 18 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2015
D. Gordon Smith and Darian M. Ibrahim
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School and William & Mary Law School
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entrepreneurship, law and entrepreneurship, opportunity, property

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A Proposal to Eliminate Director Standards from the Model Business Corporation Act

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 06 May 1999
D. Gordon Smith
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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The 'Branding Effect' of Contracts

Harvard Negotiation Law Review, Vol. 12, 2006, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1027
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 15 Aug 2006
D. Gordon Smith
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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branding, contracts, opportunism

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Private Ordering with Shareholder Bylaws

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 80, p. 125, 2011
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 29 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2015
D. Gordon Smith, Matthew G. Wright and Marcus Kai Hintze
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School, Linklaters and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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shareholder empowerment, shareholder bylaws, corporate governance, private ordering, Delaware corporations, Rule 14a-8

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Firms and Fiduciaries

Paul B. Miller & Andrew S. Gold, eds., Contract, Status, and Fiduciary Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), Forthcoming , BYU Law Research Paper No. 16-01
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 09 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2016
D. Gordon Smith
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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Philosophy of Law, Legal Theory, Philosophy of Private Law, Private Law Theory, Fiduciary Law, Fiduciary Relationships, Fiduciary Duties, Fiduciary Remedies, Duty of Loyalty

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Fiduciary Law and the Preservation of Trust in Business Relationships

Fiduciaries and Trust: Ethics, Politics, Economics, and Law (Matthew Harding and Paul Miller, eds., Cambridge University Press 2020) , U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 20-52, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 20-54
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 12 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 21 Oct 2020
Brian J. Broughman, Elizabeth Pollman and D. Gordon Smith
Vanderbilt University Law School, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School; Co-Director, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics; European Corporate Governance Institute and Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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Fiduciary Obligation, Trust, Corporate Law, Distrust

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Chancellor Allen and the Fundamental Question

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 04 Aug 1998
D. Gordon Smith
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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Legal Precursors of Transaction Cost Economics

THE ELGAR COMPANION TO TRANSACTION COST ECONOMICS, Peter Klein, ed., 2009
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 27 Oct 2009
D. Gordon Smith
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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contracts, transaction cost economics

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Contractually Adopted Fiduciary Duty

2014 University of Illinois Law Review 1783
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 01 Mar 2015
D. Gordon Smith
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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Contract, Fiduciary Duty

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Introduction to the Research Handbook on Fiduciary Law

Research Handbook on Fiduciary Law, 2018, ISBN: 978-1-78471-483-3, BYU Law Research Paper No. 18-15
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 26 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2018
D. Gordon Smith and Andrew S. Gold
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School and Brooklyn Law School
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Fiduciary Law, Fiduciary Relationships, Fiduciary Duties, Fiduciary Remedies, Duty of Loyalty, Duty of Care, Duty of Candor

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Unpacking Adaptability

Brigham Young University Law Review, p. 1553, 2009
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 07 Feb 2010
Andreas Engert and D. Gordon Smith
Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Law and Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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LLSV, legal origins, adaptability, formalism

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Doctrines of Last Resort

Revisiting the Contracts Scholarship of Stewart Macaulay: On the Empirical and the Lyrical, Jean Braucher, John Kidwell, & William C. Whitford eds., 2013
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 25 Sep 2013
D. Gordon Smith
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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good faith and fair dealing, fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, contracts

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Family Law and Entrepreneurial Action

2016 Ohio State L. Rev. Furthermore 31, BYU Law Research Paper No. 16‐07
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 24 Mar 2016
D. Gordon Smith
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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law and entrepreneurship, family law, fiduciary law, closely held businesses, contract, family-business law, corporate law