Robert C. Bird

University of Connecticut - School of Business

Professor of Business Law & Eversource Energy Chair in Business Ethics

368 Fairfield Road

Storrs, CT 06269-2041

United States

http://businesslaw.business.uconn.edu/robert-bird/

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SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (43)

1.

Defending Intellectual Property Rights in the BRIC Economies

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 29 Sep 2005
Robert C. Bird
University of Connecticut - School of Business
Downloads 708 (26,153)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Intellectual property, international, patent, copyright, trademark, unilateral initiative, sanctions, coercion

2.

The Impact of Compulsory Licensing on Foreign Direct Investment: A Collective Bargaining Approach

American Business Law Journal, Vol. 45, No. 2, 2008
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 15 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2008
Robert C. Bird and Daniel R. Cahoy
University of Connecticut - School of Business and Pennsylvania State University - Mary Jean and Frank P. Smeal College of Business Administration
Downloads 604 (30,582)
Citation 1

Abstract:

patent, intellectual property, compulsory license, global health, TRIPS, game theory

3.

The Emerging BRIC Economies: Lessons from Intellectual Property Negotiation and Enforcement

Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2007
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 Nov 2007
Robert C. Bird and Daniel R. Cahoy
University of Connecticut - School of Business and Pennsylvania State University - Mary Jean and Frank P. Smeal College of Business Administration
Downloads 560 (35,727)
Citation 2

Abstract:

intellectual property, complusory licensing, foreign direct investment

4.

Can Compulsory Licensing Improve Access to Essential Medicines?

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 23 Apr 2008
Robert C. Bird
University of Connecticut - School of Business
Downloads 479 (42,260)

Abstract:

patent, intellectual property, compulsory licensing, pharmaceuticals, developing country

5.

Employment as a Relational Contract

Journal of Labor and Employment Law, Vol. 8, 2005
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 01 Jun 2005
Robert C. Bird
University of Connecticut - School of Business
Downloads 432 (42,903)

Abstract:

Employment law, relational contract, wrongful discharge, norms, workplace

6.

Law as a Source of Competitive Advantage

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 22 Feb 2007
Robert C. Bird
University of Connecticut - School of Business
Downloads 406 (52,075)

Abstract:

employment law, intellectual property law, strategy, competition, competitive advantage,

7.

Counterfeit Drugs: The Consumer Perspective

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 28 Nov 2007
Robert C. Bird
University of Connecticut - School of Business
Downloads 391 (56,367)

Abstract:

intellectual property, counterfeit drugs, medicines, consumer behavior

8.

Moral Rights: Diagnosis and Rehabilitation

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 28 Nov 2007
Robert C. Bird
University of Connecticut - School of Business
Downloads 362 (59,663)

Abstract:

intellectual property, copyright, moral rights

9.

Law, Strategy, and Competitive Advantage

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 14 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2011
Robert C. Bird
University of Connecticut - School of Business
Downloads 280 (69,235)

Abstract:

competitive advantage, strategy, legal environment, firm behavior

10.

Promoting Business Success Through Contract Visualization

Journal of Law, Business & Ethics, Vol. 17, 2011
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 21 Jan 2011
University of Connecticut, University of Connecticut - School of Business and University of Vaasa, Department of Economics and Business Law
Downloads 270 (65,371)

Abstract:

Contract, Agreement, Visualization, Proactive Law

11.

A Shift Too Far: The Failure to Recognize Shiftwork Maladaptation Syndrome as an Injury Under Workers' Compensation Law

Midwest Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 07 Dec 2007
Robert C. Bird
University of Connecticut - School of Business
Downloads 260 (81,418)

Abstract:

shiftwork, employment law, workers' compensation, disability

12.

Can Law Be a Source of Sustainable Competitive Advantage?

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 18 May 2007
Robert C. Bird
University of Connecticut - School of Business
Downloads 237 (100,749)

Abstract:

strategy, competitive advantage, law

13.

Do Wrongful Discharge Laws Impair Firm Performance?

Journal of Law and Economics, May 2009
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 26 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 10 May 2008
Robert C. Bird and John D. Knopf
University of Connecticut - School of Business and University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 224 (103,383)
Citation 10

Abstract:

Employment Protection, Wrongful Discharge, Unjust Dismissal, Employment at Will,Employment law, wrongful discharge, good faith, public policy, efficiency, banks

14.

The Impact of the Moseley Decision on Trademark Dilution Law

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 18 May 2006
Robert C. Bird
University of Connecticut - School of Business
Downloads 222 (104,275)
Citation 1

Abstract:

trademark, dilution, marketing, consumer survey, intellectual property

15.

The Impact of Legal Standing Rules on Deceptive and Legitimate Advertising Activity

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 22 Apr 2008
Robert C. Bird
University of Connecticut - School of Business
Downloads 165 (138,914)

Abstract:

trademark, advertising, standing, federal trade commission, Lanham Act

16.

Bridging the Credibility Gap between Transnational Corporations and Human Rights

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 28 Mar 2011
Robert C. Bird and Lucien Joseph Dhooge
University of Connecticut - School of Business and Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business
Downloads 155 (119,942)

Abstract:

17.

An Employment Contract 'Instinct with an Obligation': Good Faith Costs and Context

Pace Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 28 Nov 2007
Robert C. Bird
University of Connecticut - School of Business
Downloads 150 (144,810)

Abstract:

contracts, employment, good faith, wrongful discharge

18.

The Role of the Chief Legal Officer in Corporate Governance

Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 17 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 08 Jul 2015
Robert C. Bird, Paul Borochin and John D. Knopf
University of Connecticut - School of Business, University of Connecticut - School of Business and University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 144 (97,787)

Abstract:

Corporate governance, internal governance, executive compensation, securities class actions

19.

Shiftwork and the Law

Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 27 Apr 2006
Robert C. Bird and Niki Mirtorabi
University of Connecticut - School of Business and Concord University - School of Law
Downloads 138 (165,343)

Abstract:

employment law, shift work, americans with disabilities act, constructive discharge, retaliation

20.

The Impact of Local Knowledge on Banking

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 03 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 23 Apr 2014
Robert C. Bird and John D. Knopf
University of Connecticut - School of Business and University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 130 (138,914)

Abstract:

labor mobility, local knowledge, relationship banking, covenants not to compete, banks, banking regulation

21.

Rethinking Wrongful Discharge: A Descriptive-Continuum Approach

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 12 Aug 2003
Robert C. Bird
University of Connecticut - School of Business
Downloads 119 (188,610)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Employment law, wrongful discharge, good faith, public policy

22.

Reviving Necessity in Eminent Domain

Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 33, 2010
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 25 May 2009 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2009
Robert C. Bird
University of Connecticut - School of Business
Downloads 91 (216,714)

Abstract:

eminent domain, necessity, public use, takings

23.

Corporate Voluntarism and Liability for Human Rights in a Post-Kiobel World

Kentucky Law Journal, Vol. 102, No. 3, 2014
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 01 Apr 2014
Robert C. Bird, Daniel R. Cahoy and Lucien J. Dhooge
University of Connecticut - School of Business, Pennsylvania State University - Mary Jean and Frank P. Smeal College of Business Administration and University of the Pacific (UOP) - Eberhardt School of Business
Downloads 85 (197,244)

Abstract:

kiobel, human rights, ruggie, voluntarism

24.

The Role of Legal Precedents in the Diffusion of New Employment Doctrines, 1978-99

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 17 Jun 2006
Donald J. Smythe and Robert C. Bird
California Western School of Law and University of Connecticut - School of Business
Downloads 85 (229,061)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Employment-at-Will, Wrongful-Discharge, Social Networks, Contagion Effects

25.

Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Enterprise Risk Management for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Enterprise Risk Management for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (Society of Actuaries, 2015)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 15 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 16 Jun 2015
Robert C. Bird and Stephen Park
University of Connecticut - School of Business and University of Connecticut - School of Business
Downloads 81 (141,778)

Abstract:

risk management, enterprise risk management, entrepreneurship, small business, corporate governance

26.

Why Don't More Employers Adopt Flexible Working Time?

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 14 Dec 2014
Robert C. Bird
University of Connecticut - School of Business
Downloads 77 (163,524)

Abstract:

flextime, flexible working time, working hours

27.

The Domains of Corporate Counsel in an Era of Compliance

American Business Law Journal, Vol. 53, No. 2, 2016
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 13 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2016
Robert C. Bird and Stephen Park
University of Connecticut - School of Business and University of Connecticut - School of Business
Downloads 73 (117,176)

Abstract:

corporate compliance, corporate governance, corporate culture, business ethics, corporate counsel, chief legal officer, chief compliance officer

28.

Do Disability Laws Impair Firm Performance?

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 01 Sep 2008
Robert C. Bird and John D. Knopf
University of Connecticut - School of Business and University of Connecticut - Department of Finance
Downloads 71 (251,934)
Citation 10

Abstract:

disability, empirical, ADA, employment, discrimination, accommodation

29.

The Structure of American Legal Institutions and the Diffusion of Wrongful-Discharge Laws, 1978-99

Law and Society Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 25 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2015
Donald J. Smythe and Robert C. Bird
California Western School of Law and University of Connecticut - School of Business
Downloads 68 (248,138)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Employment-at-Will, Wrongful-Discharge, Social Networks, Legal Precedents, Network Effects

30.

Human Rights, Technology and Food: Coordinating Access and Innovation for 2050 and Beyond

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 09 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2014
Robert C. Bird and Daniel R. Cahoy
University of Connecticut - School of Business and Pennsylvania State University - Mary Jean and Frank P. Smeal College of Business Administration
Downloads 65 (233,976)

Abstract:

right to food, human rights, patents, intellectual property, John Ruggie, guiding principles

31.

Legal Precedents, Judicial Discretion, and the Diffusion of the Strict Liability Rule for Manufacturing Defects, 1963-87

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 28 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2015
Robert C. Bird and Donald J. Smythe
University of Connecticut - School of Business and California Western School of Law
Downloads 50 (290,630)

Abstract:

Diffusion, Social Networks, Legal Precedents, Judicial Discretion, Manufacturing Defects, Strict Liability

32.

The Final Frontier of Competitive Advantage

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 28 Mar 2011
Robert C. Bird
University of Connecticut - School of Business
Downloads 48 (290,630)

Abstract:

law and strategy, competitive advantage, book review

33.

The Power of Uncertainty in Disability Law

Hamline Law Review, Vol. 34, 2011
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 09 Apr 2011
Robert C. Bird
University of Connecticut - School of Business
Downloads 44 (328,261)

Abstract:

disability law, reasonabe accommodation, ADA, disability discrimination

34.

Precarious Work: The Need for Flextime Employment Rights and Proposals for Reform

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 14 Dec 2014
Robert C. Bird
University of Connecticut - School of Business
Downloads 40 (263,887)

Abstract:

flexible working time, flextime, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act

35.

Social Network Analysis and the Diffusion of the Strict Liability Rule for Manufacturing Defects, 1963-87

Law & Social Inquiry, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 23 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2015
Robert C. Bird and Donald J. Smythe
University of Connecticut - School of Business and California Western School of Law
Downloads 39 (328,261)

Abstract:

Social Network Analysis, Legal Precedents, Judicial Discretion, Manufacturing Defects, Products Liability

36.

The Intersection of Smartphone Technology and Fair Labor Standards

Forthcoming in "Managing the Legal Nexus Between Intellectual Property and Employees: Domestic and Global Contexts" (M. Pagnattaro & L. Oswald, eds.)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 22 Dec 2014
Robert C. Bird
University of Connecticut - School of Business
Downloads 28 (303,106)

Abstract:

working time, fair labor standards, FLSA, smartphones

37.

Interactive Regulation

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, Vol. 13, No. 4, 2011
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Feb 2011
Robert C. Bird and Elizabeth Brown
University of Connecticut - School of Business and Bentley University
Downloads 28 (367,477)

Abstract:

administrative law, regulatory flexibilty act, statutory reform

38.

Organic Corporate Governance

Boston College Law Review, Vol. 59, 2018, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 24 Mar 2017
Robert C. Bird and Stephen Park
University of Connecticut - School of Business and University of Connecticut - School of Business
Downloads 0 (395,474)

Abstract:

corporate governance, corporate compliance, mutual monitoring, chief legal officer, general counsel, professional responsibility, securities regulation, shareholder activism, shareholder empowerment

39.

The Right to Request as a Model for Flexible Working Time

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 16 Nov 2016
Robert C. Bird and Elizabeth Brown
University of Connecticut - School of Business and Bentley University
Downloads 0 (429,461)

Abstract:

Working Time Directive, flextime, employment law, working time, European Union

40.

Turning Corporate Compliance into Competitive Advantage

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, Vol. 19, 2017, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 12 Apr 2016
Robert C. Bird and Stephen Park
University of Connecticut - School of Business and University of Connecticut - School of Business
Downloads 0 (130,641)

Abstract:

corporate compliance, risk-intelligent compliance, command-and-control regulation, New Governance, disclosure regulation, organizational integrity, enterprise risk management

41.

Necessity as a Check on State Eminent Domain Power

Posted: 14 Jan 2009
Robert C. Bird and Lynda J. Oswald
University of Connecticut - School of Business and University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Abstract:

eminent domain, necessity, condemnation, takings

42.

Rethinking Wrongful Discharge: A Continuum Approach

University of Cincinnati Law Review, Vol. 73, No. 2, 2004
Posted: 23 Apr 2004
Robert C. Bird
University of Connecticut - School of Business

Abstract:

Employment law, wrongful discharge, good faith, public policy

43.

Tax Sham or Prudent Investment: Deconstructing the Government's Pyrrhic Victory in Salina Partnership v. Commissioner

Virginia Tax Review, Vol. 22, No. 2, p. 231
Posted: 25 Jun 2003
Robert C. Bird and Alan L. Tucker
University of Connecticut - School of Business and Pace University - Lubin School of Business

Abstract:

Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 135    Citations: 0
1.

The Promise and Peril of Flexible Working Time

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 24 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 16 Dec 2014
Robert C. Bird
University of Connecticut - School of Business
Downloads 100 (220,470)

Abstract:

flextime, working time, workplace schedules, workplace productivity, Americans with Disabilities Act