The Post-Revolutionary Period in Corporate Law: Returning to the Theory of the Firm

28 Pages Posted: 24 Jan 2013  

Matthew T. Bodie

Saint Louis University School of Law

Date Written: Summer 2012

Abstract

Law and economics revolutionized the study of corporate law. However, while modern finance theory and attendant empirical research continue to explore the effects of law on shareholder value, the theory of the firm literature has been underutilized. This paper, presented as part of the Berle III: Theory of the Firm Symposium at Seattle University School of Law, argues that corporate law scholars should turn their attention back to this literature and develop a deeper understanding of the corporation as firm.

Keywords: theory of the firm, corporate law

JEL Classification: K22, L22

Suggested Citation

Bodie, Matthew T., The Post-Revolutionary Period in Corporate Law: Returning to the Theory of the Firm (Summer 2012). Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 35, No. 4, 2012; Saint Louis U. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-6. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2205869

Matthew T. Bodie (Contact Author)

Saint Louis University School of Law ( email )

100 N. Tucker Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63101
United States

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