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

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 23, No. 2, Winter 1998
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

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 55, p. 1399
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

Texas Law Review, Vol. 80, December 2001
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

North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 74, No. 4, April 1996
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

University of Illinois Law Review, 2005
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

Journal of Small & Emerging Business Law, Vol. 2, p. 133, 1998
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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Team Production in Venture Capital Investing

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 24, No. 4, Summer 1999
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 06 May 1999
D. Gordon Smith
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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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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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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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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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

University of Cincinnati Law Review, Vol. 68, No. 4, 1999
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

22.

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

23.

Chancellor Allen and the Fundamental Question

Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 21, No. 3, Winter 1998
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 04 Aug 1998
D. Gordon Smith
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
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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

25.

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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Unpacking Adaptability

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

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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

29.

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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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