1. Corporations, Globalisation and the Law series

    Series editor: Janet Dine, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

    This new and uniquely positioned monograph series draws together high quality research work from established and younger scholars on what is an intriguing and under-researched area of the law. The books offer insights into a variety of legal issues that concern corporations operating on the global stage, including interaction with the WTO, international financial institutions and nation states, in both developing and developed countries. Whilst the underlying foundation of the series is that of company law, broadly-defined, authors are encouraged to take an approach that draws on the work of other social sciences, such as politics, economics and development studies, and to offer an international or comparative perspective where appropriate. Specific topics considered include corporate governance, corporate responsibility, taxation and criminal liability, amongst others. The series undoubtedly offers an important contribution to legal thinking and to the wider globalisation debate.

Books in this series

TOTAL: 24
  1. Public Procurement and Human Rights

    Public Procurement and Human Rights

    Edited by Olga Martin-Ortega, Claire Methven O’Brien
    This timely work reflects on the role and obligations of the state as a buyer of goods and services, from the dual disciplinary perspectives of public procurement and human rights. Through theoretical and doctrinal analyses, and practice-focused case studies, it interrogates the evolving character of public procurement as an interface for multiple normative regimes and competing policies. Challenging the prevailing paradigm which subordinates human rights to narrowly-defined economic goals, insightful contributions advance a compelling case for greater inter-disciplinarity and policy coherence as crucial to realising international policies such as those embodied in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  2. Reframing Corporate Governance

    Reframing Corporate Governance

    Javier Reyes
    This stimulating book offers an astute analysis of corporate governance from both a historical and a philosophical point of view. Exploring how the modern corporation developed, from Ancient Rome and the Middle Ages up to the present day, Javier Reyes identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the mainstream theory of the firm as put forward by the law and economics school of thought. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  3. The Company Share

    The Company Share

    David Milman
    In this accessible and insightful book David Milman examines the phenomenon of the company share in an holistic way, tracing the origins of the share and describing the diversity present within the family of shares. Using a comparative approach, key chapters consider the circumstances under which shares are acquired, the property law perspective relevant to shares and the rights and obligations of those who hold shares. The book concludes with some speculation on how the share might evolve in the future in the light of technological change and the development of other capital raising investments. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  4. Changing Sustainability Norms through Communication Processes

    Changing Sustainability Norms through Communication Processes

    Karin Buhmann
    This book traces the development of the Business & Human Rights (BHR) regime that has so far culminated with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. It first surveys the argumentation and negotiation strategies that led to agreement on key elements of the BHR regime despite a range conflicting interests across stakeholders from public, private and not-for-profit organisations. It then maps out pro-active regulatory strategies and public-private regulation for promoting responsible business conduct, offering insights for civil society, public regulators, business managers, academics and others. The book will assist engaged parties in structuring their arguments within negotiation processes with a view to enhancing their influence on change in business organisations in support of sustainability and new norms of conduct. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  5. Human Rights and Corporate Wrongs

    Human Rights and Corporate Wrongs

    Simon Baughen
    The effects of globalisation, together with the increase in foreign investment and resource development within the developing world, have created a context for human rights abuses by States in which transnational corporations are complicit. This timely book considers how these ‘governance gaps’, as identified by Professor John Ruggie, may be closed. Simon Baughen examines the status of corporations under international law, the civil liability of corporations for their participation in international crimes and self-regulation through voluntary codes of conduct, such as the 2011 UN Guiding Principles. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 138.00   Web: $ 124.20
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  6. Enhancing Firm Sustainability Through Governance

    Enhancing Firm Sustainability Through Governance

    Francesco de Zwart
    This important book presents a fresh perspective on corporate governance and how the relationship between governance mechanisms, processes and variables should be understood through a new unifying theory: the relational corporate governance approach. The approach acts as a tool for analysing the governance health of individual companies and suggests the actions required to remedy sub-optimal governance arrangements. A wide selection of articles, empirical studies and literature have been translated into an original theory which complements existing law and economics models of the firm. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  7. Corporate Social Responsibility, Private Law and Global Supply Chains

    Corporate Social Responsibility, Private Law and Global Supply Chains

    Andreas Rühmkorf
    This insightful book demonstrates that private law makes a significant contribution to the promotion of corporate social responsibility (CSR), but that with certain changes this contribution could be better. Based on the analysis of four substantive areas (company law/corporate governance, contract law, consumer law and tort law), the book covers a full range of issues that are important for CSR. These include directors’ duties, corporate reporting, the incorporation of CSR policies into the supply chain, consumer rights and the tortious liabilities of companies. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 131.00   Web: $ 117.90
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  8. Corporate Social Responsibility in Contemporary China

    Corporate Social Responsibility in Contemporary China

    Jingchen Zhao
    China’s recent economic transformation and integration into the world economy has coincided with increasing pressure for corporate law reform to make corporate social responsibility (CSR) integral to business and management strategy in China. This timely book critically analyses contemporary notions of CSR in China, discussing theory and practice alongside legal responses in this emerging field. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  9. The Nature of Corporate Governance

    The Nature of Corporate Governance

    Janet Dine, Marios Koutsias
    This book presents a thoughtful inquiry into the nature and rationale of corporate governance. The authors address fundamental questions including; What is the balance between ownership and control?; For whose interests should the company be run?; What is the institutional balance between shareholders, directors and other potential stakeholders, including the economy? Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  10. Governance of Distressed Firms

    Governance of Distressed Firms

    David Milman
    The concept of a distressed firm covers businesses that are struggling, but have not yet entered formal insolvency, as well as those businesses that are undergoing a formal insolvency process. With reference primarily to English law, this study encompasses both limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships with a focus on the regulation both of company directors and insolvency practitioners. It offers recommendations for improvements in governance mechanisms and notes that many of the governance shortfalls that occur can be related to the ease of access given to those who wish to trade with the benefit of limited liability. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  11. Directors’ Duties and Shareholder Litigation in the Wake of the Financial Crisis

    Directors’ Duties and Shareholder Litigation in the Wake of the Financial Crisis

    Edited by Joan Loughrey
    The financial crisis revealed failings at board level at many financial institutions. But despite calls for bank boards to be held to account, there has been a remarkable paucity of litigation against bank directors for breach of their duties to their institutions. This book assesses whether the law relating to directors’ duties and shareholder litigation has contributed to this, taking into account the changes to both that were introduced by the Companies Act 2006. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 138.00   Web: $ 124.20
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  12. A Legal Framework for Emerging Business Models

    A Legal Framework for Emerging Business Models

    Emily M. Weitzenboeck
    The book analyses how dynamic networks are organized and set up through, very often, collaborative contracts and how the behaviour of their member firms is regulated. Good faith and fair dealing as a behavioural criterion in contractual and partnership relations, is an important theme of this work. The background and preconditions for the emergence and growth of such business forms is also investigated. The book contains case studies of such networks from different countries in particular Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England and Norway. It examines relevant legal rules in a number of jurisdictions such as England, Norway, Germany, Italy, France and the US. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  13. Secured Credit and the Harmonisation of Law

    Secured Credit and the Harmonisation of Law

    Gerard McCormack
    This is a discerning analysis of international harmonisation efforts for secured credit law and examines the role of globalisation and finance capital in shaping such efforts. Gerard McCormack reveals how an ‘efficient’ law is often seen to increase the availability, and lower the cost, of credit, thereby contributing to international development. He considers whether the most comprehensive international standard – the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Legislative Guide (2008) – is actually suitable for adoption at the national level. In particular, he examines the hypothesis that American law and lawyers have shaped the content of the Guide to the extent that it is not suitable for translation into other laws. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  14. The Corporate Objective

    The Corporate Objective

    Andrew Keay
    The Corporate Objective addresses a question that has been subject to much debate: what should be the objective of public corporations? It examines the two dominant theories that address this issue, the shareholder primacy and stakeholder theories, and finds that both have serious shortcomings. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 159.00   Web: $ 143.10
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  15. Transnational Corporations and International Law

    Transnational Corporations and International Law

    Alice de Jonge
    Transnational Corporations and International Law provides a comprehensive overview of existing laws and principles aimed at regulating the international behaviour of transnational corporations. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  16. National Corporate Law in a Globalised Market

    National Corporate Law in a Globalised Market

    David Milman
    In this timely book, David Milman considers how UK corporate law has been affected by the forces of globalisation, arguing that this is not a new development, but rather is part of an historical continuum. He examines corporate law regulatory strategy in general, treatment of foreign shareholders and multinational groups, aspects of private international law and issues connected with cross border insolvency. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  17. Corporate Governance in the 21st Century

    Corporate Governance in the 21st Century

    Edited by Luke Nottage, Leon Wolff, Kent Anderson
    The ‘lost decade’ of economic stagnation in Japan during the 1990s has become a ‘found decade’ for regulatory and institutional reform. Nowhere is this more evident than in corporate law. In 2005, for example, a spate of reforms to the Commercial Code culminated in the new Company Act, a statute promising greater organisational flexibility and shareholder empowerment for Japanese corporations competing in a more globalised economy. But does this new law herald a more ‘Americanised’ system of corporate governance? Has Japan embraced shareholder primacy over its traditional loyalty to other key stakeholders such as ‘main banks’, core employees, and partners within diffuse corporate (keiretsu) groups? This book argues that a more complex ‘gradual transformation’ is unfolding in Japan – a process evident in many other post-industrial economies. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  18. Corporate Rescue Law – An Anglo-American Perspective

    Corporate Rescue Law – An Anglo-American Perspective

    Gerard McCormack
    This book offers an unprecedented and detailed comparative critique of Anglo-American corporate bankruptcy law. It challenges the standard characterisation that US law in the sphere of corporate bankruptcy is ‘pro-debtor’ and UK law is ‘pro-creditor’, and suggests that the traditional thesis is, at best, a potentially misleading over-simplification. Gerard McCormack offers the conclusion that there is functional convergence in practice, while acknowledging that corporate rescue, as distinct from business rescue, still plays a larger role in the US. The focus is on corporate restructurings with in-depth scrutiny of Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code and the UK Enterprise Act, and offers other comparative oversights. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  19. Multinational Enterprises and Tort Liabilities

    Multinational Enterprises and Tort Liabilities

    Muzaffer Eroglu
    This book conducts an interdisciplinary and comparative examination of tort liabilities of multinational enterprises (MNEs). In the first part, it examines the social, economic, managerial and legal characteristics of MNEs and compares the findings of this examination to the current understanding of MNEs in the way that tort liability is applied to them. In the second part, the book examines the existing laws and principles related to liability of MNEs from a variety of jurisdictions with the aim of assessing whether these laws are adequate for the challenges that modern MNEs create. In the final part, Muzaffer Eroglu proposes solutions to the problems of tort liability of MNEs. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  20. Perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility

    Perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility

    Edited by Nina Boeger, Rachel Murray, Charlotte Villiers
    This book examines the concepts of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the context of globalisation and its many challenges, focusing on different legal perspectives that arise. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 138.00   Web: $ 124.20
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