Margaret M. Blair

Vanderbilt University - Law School

Professor

131 21st Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37203-1181

United States

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A Team Production Theory of Corporate Law

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 85, No. 2, pp. 248-328, March 1999
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 23 Jul 2003
Margaret M. Blair and Lynn A. Stout
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Cornell Law School - Jack G. Clarke Business Law Institute
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Citation 115

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A Team Production Theory of Corporate Law

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 85, No. 2, 1999
Posted: 09 May 1998
Margaret M. Blair and Lynn A. Stout
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Cornell Law School - Jack G. Clarke Business Law Institute

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Shareholder Value, Corporate Governance and Corporate Performance: A Post-Enron Reassessment of the Conventional Wisdom

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND CAPITAL FLOWS IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY, Peter K. Cornelius and Bruce Kogut, eds., Oxford University Press, January 2003
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 10 Dec 2003
Margaret M. Blair
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Post-Enron Reflections on Comparative Corporate Governance

Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 316663
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 02 Jul 2002
Margaret M. Blair
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Trust, Trustworthiness, and the Behavioral Foundations of Corporate Law

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, June 2001
Number of pages: 95 Posted: 14 Sep 2000
Lynn A. Stout and Margaret M. Blair
Cornell Law School - Jack G. Clarke Business Law Institute and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Citation 26

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Reforming Corporate Governance: What History Can Teach Us

Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 485663
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 22 Jan 2004
Margaret M. Blair
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Director Accountability and the Mediating Role of the Corporate Board

Washington University Law Quarterly, Vol. 79, 2001, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 12 Apr 2001
Margaret M. Blair and Lynn A. Stout
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Cornell Law School - Jack G. Clarke Business Law Institute
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Citation 21

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Relational Investing and Firm Performance

Journal of Financial Research, Vol. 27, pp. 1-30, 2004
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 02 Jun 2003
Sanjai Bhagat, Bernard S. Black and Margaret M. Blair
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Finance, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Citation 22

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Firm-Specific Human Capital and Theories of the Firm

EMPLOYEES AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, Margaret M. Blair and Mark J. Roe, eds., Brookings Institution Press, 1999
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 12 Sep 2003
Margaret M. Blair
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Team Production in Business Organizations: An Introduction

Georgetown University Law Center, Business, Economics, and Regulatory Law Working Paper No. 180991
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 20 Sep 1999
Margaret M. Blair and Lynn A. Stout
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Cornell Law School - Jack G. Clarke Business Law Institute
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Team Production in Business Organizations: An Introduction

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 24, p. 743, 1999
Posted: 05 Oct 1999
Margaret M. Blair and Lynn A. Stout
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Cornell Law School - Jack G. Clarke Business Law Institute

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Locking in Capital: What Corporate Law Achieved for Business Organizers in the Nineteenth Century

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 51, No. 2, pp. 387-455, 2003
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 06 Feb 2004
Margaret M. Blair
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Citation 31

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Clarifying Intellectual Property Rights for the New Economy

Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 274038
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 19 Jun 2001
Margaret M. Blair, Gary M. Hoffman and Salvatore P. Tamburo
Vanderbilt University - Law School, Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky LLP and Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky LLP
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Citation 3

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Directors' Duties in a Post-Enron World: Why Language Matters

Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 38, Fall 2003
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 16 Jun 2003
Margaret M. Blair
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Citation 3

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Employee Ownership: An Unstable Form or a Stabilizing Force?

THE NEW RELATIONSHIP: HUMAN CAPITAL IN THE AMERICAN CORPORATION, Margaret M. Blair and Thomas Kochan, eds., Brookings Institution Press, 2000
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 08 May 2000
Margaret M. Blair, Douglas L. Kruse and Joseph Blasi
Vanderbilt University - Law School, Rutgers University and Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations - New Brunswick
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Financial Innovation, Leverage, Bubbles and the Distribution of Income

Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 10-40, Review of Banking and Financial Law, Vol. 30, No. 225-311, 2010-2011
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 19 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2014
Margaret M. Blair
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Citation 5

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Financial Innovation, Financial Reform, Financial Regulation, Financial Crisis, Leverage, Asset Bubbles, Income Distribution, Shadow Banking System, Money Multiplier, Money Markets, Assets Securitization, Derivatives, Repurchase Agreements, Capital Requirements, Monetary Aggregates, Political

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Financial Innovation and the Distribution of Wealth and Income

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-22, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 10-32
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 11 Aug 2010
Margaret M. Blair
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Citation 5

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Financial innovation, Financial reform, Financial regulation, Leverage, Asset bubbles, Financial crisis, Income distribution, Wealth distribution, Shadow banking system, Money multiplier, Money markets, Asset securitization, Derivatives, Repurchase agreements, Capital requirements, Monetary aggregat

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Why Markets Chose the Corporate Form: Entity Status and the Separation of Asset Ownership from Control

Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 429300
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 04 Aug 2003
Margaret M. Blair
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Citation 20

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Specific Investment: Explaining Anomalies in Corporate Law

Journal of Corporation Law, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 05-26, UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper No. 05-27
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 18 Oct 2005
Margaret M. Blair and Lynn A. Stout
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Cornell Law School - Jack G. Clarke Business Law Institute
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Citation 10

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corporate law, principal-agent, agency costs, boards of directors, legal personality, specific investment, law and economics, scientific revolutions, nexus of contracts, shareholder wealth maximization, residual claimants, theory of the firm, capital lock-in, shareholder primacy, team production

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
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Citation 2

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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
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Citation 2

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

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Specific Investment and Corporate Law

European Business Organization Law Review, Forthcoming, UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper No. 05-30, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 05-31
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 13 Dec 2005
Margaret M. Blair and Lynn A. Stout
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Cornell Law School - Jack G. Clarke Business Law Institute
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Citation 10

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The Neglected Benefits of the Corporate Form: Entity Status and the Separation of Asset Ownership from Control

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND FIRM ORGANIZATION: MICROFOUNDATIONS AND STRUCTURAL FORMS, Anna Grandon, ed., pp. 45-66, Oxford University Press, 2004
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 30 Jul 2004
Margaret M. Blair
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Citation 21

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Team Production Theory and Corporate Law

Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 281818; and Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 281818
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 04 Sep 2001
Margaret M. Blair
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Citation 101

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The Four Functions of Corporate Personhood

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-15, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 12-15
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 09 Apr 2012
Margaret M. Blair
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Citation 1

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corporate personhood, corporate law, legal entity status, corporate history, nexus of contracts, shareholder primacy, asset partitioning, capital lock-in, team production, corporate charters, joint-stock companies, brands, board of directors, board governance, fiduciary duties

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Closing the Theory Gap: How the Economic Theory of Property Rights Can Help Bring Stakeholders Back into Theories of the Firm

Journal of Management and Governance, Vol. 9, pp. 33-39, 2005, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 05-23
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 30 Aug 2005
Margaret M. Blair
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Citation 3

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Corporate Law and the Team Production Problem

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-12, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 12-14
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 09 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2012
Margaret M. Blair
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 418 (32,745)
Citation 1

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Shareholder primacy, share value maximization, team productions, team theory, corporate form, legal personality, legal entity status, limited liability, capital lock-in, transferable shares, board governance, indefinite existence

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Institutionalists, Neoclassicals, and Team Production

British Journal of Industrial Relations, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 13 Jul 2005
Margaret M. Blair
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 368 (64,234)
Citation 1

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Institutionalism, team production, marginal value, labor, human capital, industrial relations, theory of the firm, contractarianism, agency theory, asset specificity, captial lock-in, boards of directors

Institutionalists, Neoclassicals and Team Production

British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 43, No. 4, pp. 605-616, December 2005
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 29 Nov 2005
Margaret M. Blair
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Citation 1

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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
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Citation 3

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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

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Restoring Trust in America's Business Institutions

Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 784526, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 05-25
Number of pages: 143 Posted: 24 Aug 2005
William W. Bratton and Margaret M. Blair
University of Pennsylvania Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Sometimes Too Great a Notional: Measuring the 'Systemic Significance' of OTC Credit Derivatives

Lombard Street, Vol. 1, No. 11, August 31, 2009, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 09-22
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 19 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 06 Jul 2010
Margaret M. Blair and Erik F. Gerding
Vanderbilt University - Law School and University of Colorado Law School
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OTC derivatives, credit derivatives, credit default swaps, systemic risk, financial regulation

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The Economics of Post-September 11 Financial Aid to Airlines

Indiana Law Review, Vol. 35, 2002
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Nov 2002
Margaret M. Blair
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Outsourcing, Modularity and the Theory of the Firm

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 09-19
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 14 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2009
Margaret M. Blair and Erin A. O'Hara O'Connor
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Florida State University - College of Law
Downloads 297 (78,384)
Citation 1

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Corporate Law and the Accumulation of Organizational Assets: Lessons from the 19th Century

Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 368100
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 10 Jan 2003
Margaret M. Blair
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 289 (83,121)

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Comment on 'The New Economy Business Model and the Crisis of U.S. Capitalism' (by William Lazonick)

Capitalism and Society, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Article 9, 2009
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 30 Jan 2013
Margaret M. Blair
Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 107 (182,523)

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Making Money: Leverage and Private Sector Money Creation

Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 36, 2013, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 13-18, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 13-12
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 31 Mar 2013
Margaret M. Blair
Vanderbilt University - Law School
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The Derivative Nature of Corporate Constitutional Rights

56 William & Mary Law Review 1673 (2015), Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-23, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 15-27
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 28 May 2015 Last Revised: 12 Apr 2016
Margaret M. Blair and Elizabeth Pollman
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Loyola Law School Los Angeles
Downloads 102 (105,609)

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corporate rights, corporate constitutional rights, corporate theory, corporate personhood, derivative rights, business associations, Dartmouth College, Santa Clara, Citizens United, Hobby Lobby

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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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Company, Law, Corporate, Governance

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Corporate Governance

International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Posted: 22 Feb 2000
Margaret M. Blair
Vanderbilt University - Law School

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A Contractarian Defense of Corporate Philanthropy

Stetson Law Review, Vol. 28, No. 1, 1998.
Posted: 02 Oct 1998
Margaret M. Blair
Vanderbilt University - Law School

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Firm-Specific Human Capital and the Theory of the Firm

Posted: 15 Jan 1997
Margaret M. Blair
Vanderbilt University - Law School

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