Kent Greenfield

Boston College Law School

Professor of Law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar

885 Centre Street

Newton, MA 02459-1163

United States

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1.

The Modern Corporation Statement on Company Law

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 29 Oct 2016
Cornell Law School - Jack G. Clarke Business Law Institute (deceased), SciencesPo, University of Bristol, University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research (CBR), Boston College Law School, University of Sheffield - Law School, University of Kent - 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, 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 College London, Faculty of Laws, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia - Deakin Law School, University of Waikato - Management School, The University of Hong Kong - School of Business, University of Leeds, University of Georgia 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, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of Victoria - Faculty of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Audencia School of Management, University of California, Berkeley - 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 Glasgow, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia - Deakin Law School, Clarke Program on Corporations & Society, University of South Australia - School of Law, Independent, Queen's University Belfast - School of Law, Independent, City University London - Sir John Cass Business School, Nyenrode Business university and ARTICLE 19
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Company, Law, Corporate, Governance

Ultra Vires Lives! A Stakeholder Analysis of Corporate Illegality (with Notes on How Corporate Law Could Reinforce International Law Norms)

Boston College Law School Research Paper No. 2001-02
Number of pages: 103 Posted: 04 Feb 2001
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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corporate law, corporate governance, corporate crime, ultra vires, human rights

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corporate law, corporate governance, corporate crime, ultra vires, human rights

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New Principles for Corporate Law

Hastings Business Law Journal, Vol. 1, pp. 87-118, May 2005
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 16 Jun 2005
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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corporate law, shareholder primacy, corporate governance, public interest, corporate responsibility

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Using Behavioral Economics to Show the Power and Efficiency of Corporate Law as Regulatory Tool

Boston College Law School Research Paper No. 2001-06
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 29 Jul 2001
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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corporate governance, behavioral economics, codetermination, employee relations, wage rates, income inequality

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Saving the World With Corporate Law?

Boston College Law School Research Paper No. 130
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 03 Apr 2007
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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progressive corporate law, corporate social responsibility, stakeholder governance

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From Metaphor to Reality in Corporate Law

Stanford Agora, Vol. 2, 2000
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 08 Jan 2001
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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Corporate goverance, metaphor, corporations, social responsibility, contractarianism

There's a Forest in Those Trees: Teaching About the Role of Corporations in Society

Boston College Law School Research Paper No. 2000-01
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 07 Feb 2000
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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There's a Forest in Those Trees: Teaching About the Role of Corporations in Society

University of Georgia Law Review
Posted: 07 Feb 2000
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School

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Reclaiming Corporate Law in a New Gilded Age

Harvard Law & Policy Review, Vol. 2, No. 1, Winter 2008, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 147
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 16 Mar 2008
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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corporate law, corporations, stakeholders, shareholders, investment, corporate ethics

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A Bridle, a Prod and a Big Stick: An Evaluation of Class Actions, Shareholder Proposals and the Ultra Vires Doctrine as Methods for Controlling Corporate Behavior

St. John's Law Review, Vol. 79, pp. 929-654, Fall 2005, Boston College Law School Research Paper No. 76
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 08 Aug 2005 Last Revised: 01 Sep 2011
Adam J. Sulkowski and Kent Greenfield
Babson College and Boston College Law School
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corporate behavior, employment practices, class action lawsuits, shareholder proposals, corporate policy, organizational behavior, ultra vires doctrine, corporate charters, corporate responsibility, state and federal statute compliance

Gradgrind's Education: Using Dickens and Aristotle to Understand (and Replace?) the Business Judgment Rule

Brooklyn Law Review, Vol. 63, P. 799, 1998, Boston College Law School Research Paper No. 2001-07
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 11 Aug 2005
Kent Greenfield and John E. Nilsson
Boston College Law School and Foley Hoag LLP
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corporate law, business judgement rule, maximizing profits, Dickens, Thomas Gradgrind, utilitarianism, Martha Nussbaum, neo-Aristotelian, fiduciary duties, shareholder return, rationality, stakeholders

Gradgrind's Education: Using Dickens and Aristotle to Understand (and Replace?) the Business Judgment Rule

Brooklyn Law Review, Vol. 63, P. 799, 1998
Posted: 30 Aug 2001
Kent Greenfield and John E. Nilsson
Boston College Law School and Foley Hoag LLP

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Democracy and the Dominance of Delaware in Corporate Law

Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 67, pp. 101-111, 2004
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 30 Dec 2004
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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Corporate governance, Delaware, race to the bottom, internal affairs, conflict of laws

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An Experimental Test of Fairness Under Agency and Profit Constraints (with Notes on Implications for Corporate Governance)

George Washington Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 10 Feb 2004
Kent Greenfield and Peter Kostant
Boston College Law School and New York Law School
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corporate governance, corporate law, ultimatum game, law and economics, behavioral economics, fairness

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In Defense of Corporate Persons

Constitutional Commentary, Vol. 30, p. 309, 2015, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 366
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 05 Aug 2015
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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The Disaster at Bhopal: Lessons for Corporate Law?

New England Law Review, Vol. 42, No. 4, 2008, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 169
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 08 Dec 2008
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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Union Carbide India Limited, disasters, corporate responsibility, environmental law, corporate governance

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The End of Contractarianism?: Behavioral Economics and the Law of Corporations

The Oxford Handbook of Behavioral Economics and the Law, Eyal Zamir & Doron Teichman, eds. Oxford University Press, 2014, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 368
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 06 Aug 2015
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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The Impact of 'Going Private' on Corporate Stakeholders

Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law, 2008, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 167
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 05 Dec 2008
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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corporate finance, privatization, stakeholders, corporate governance,

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Corporate Ethics in a Devilish System

Journal of Business and Technology Law, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2008, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 168
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 07 Dec 2008
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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corporate ethics, corporate responsibility, liability

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Corporate Law and the Rhetoric of Choice

LAW AND ECONOMICS: TOWARD SOCIAL JUSTICE, Dana Gold, ed., Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2008, Research in Law and Economics, Vol. 24, 2008, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 174
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 12 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2009
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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choice, political theory, political practice, corporations

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A Skeptic's View of Benefit Corporations

Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2015, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 367
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 05 Aug 2015
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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Sticking the Landing: Making the Most of the 'Stakeholder Moment'

European Business Law Review, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2015, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 370
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 07 Aug 2015
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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The Progressive Possibility of Corporate Law

Australian Journal of Corporate Law Vol. 28, No. 3, 2013, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 369
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 07 Aug 2015
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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The Third Way: Beyond Shareholder or Board Primacy

Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2014, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 373
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2015
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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Law, Politics, and the Erosion of Legitimacy in the Delaware Courts

New York Law School Law Review, Vol. 55, No. 2, 2010/11, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 223
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 07 Apr 2011
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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24.

The Puzzle of Short-Termism

Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 46, No. 3, 2011, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 23 Feb 2013
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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Corporate Constitutional Rights: Easy and Hard Cases

Boston University Law Review Online, Vol. 98, 2018, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 496
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 05 Dec 2018
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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Corporate Citizenship: Goal or Fear?

University of St. Thomas Law Journal, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2014, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 372
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 07 Aug 2015
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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27.

The Stakeholder Strategy

Democracy, Number 26, Fall 2012, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 371
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 07 Aug 2015
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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Brief for Professor Kent Greenfield As Amicus Curiae in Support of Respondents, State of Washington vs. Arlene's Flowers and Ingersoll vs. Arlene's Flowers

Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 500
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 22 Mar 2019
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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29.

Free Will Paradigms

Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2011, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 23 Feb 2013
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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Unconscionability and Consent in Corporate Law (A Comment on Cunningham)

Iowa Law Review Bulletin, Vol. 96, pp. 92-99, 2011, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 22 Feb 2013
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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Constraining and Channeling Corporate Political Power in Trump's America

Democracy by the People: Reforming Campaign Finance in America (Eugene D. Mazo and Timothy K. Kuhner, ed.s) (Cambridge Univ. Press), 2018, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 517
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 06 Dec 2019
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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The Rise of the Working Class Shareholder: An Application, an Extension, and a Challenge

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 99, No. 1, 2019, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 516
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 06 Dec 2019
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School
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The Place of Workers in Corporate Law

Boston College Law Review, Vol. 39, P. 283, 1998
Posted: 30 Aug 2001
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School

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The Unjustified Absence of Federal Fraud Protection in the Labor Market

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 107, December 1997
Posted: 12 Nov 1997
Kent Greenfield
Boston College Law School

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