Posted: 19 Jul 2004
This chapter provides a survey of corporate law's key theoretical themes. There is discussion of debates about "corporate personality", Berle and Means' separation of ownership and control thesis and the economically-oriented contractarian model of the company that has dominated theoretical analysis of corporate law from the 1980s onwards. Interdisciplinary work that takes economic analysis as a point of departure will also be outlined. The chapter concludes with an assessment of four potential trajectories for corporate law scholarship.
Keywords: Corporate law
JEL Classification: K22
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