1. Research Handbooks in Corporate Law and Governance series

    Series editor: Randall S. Thomas, John S. Beasley II Professor of Law and Business, Vanderbilt University Law School, US

    Elgar Research Handbooks are original reference works designed to provide a broad overview of research in a given field while at the same time creating a forum for more challenging, critical examination of complex and often under-explored issues within that field. Chapters by international teams of contributors are specially commissioned by editors who carefully balance breadth and depth. Often widely cited, individual chapters present expert scholarly analysis and offer a vital reference point for advanced research. Taken as a whole they achieve a wide-ranging picture of the state-of-the-art. Making a major scholarly contribution to the field of corporate law and governance, the volumes in this series explore topics of current concern from a range of jurisdictions and perspectives, offering a comprehensive analysis that will inform researchers, practitioners and students alike. The Research Handbooks cover the fundamental aspects of corporate law, such as insolvency governance structures, as well as hot button areas such as executive compensation, insider trading, and directors’ duties. The Research Handbooks, each edited by leading scholars in their respective fields, offer far-reaching examinations of current issues in corporate law and governance that are unrivaled in their blend of critical, substantive analysis, and in their synthesis of contemporary research. Each Research Handbook stands alone as an invaluable source of reference for all scholars of corporate law, as well as for practicing lawyers who wish to engage with the discussion of ideas within the field. Whether used as an information resource on key topics or as a platform for advanced study, volumes in this series will become definitive scholarly reference works in the field.

Books in this series

TOTAL: 12
  1. Research Handbook on Corporate Bankruptcy Law

    Research Handbook on Corporate Bankruptcy Law

    Edited by Barry E. Adler
    In this Handbook, today’s leading experts on the law and economics of corporate bankruptcy address fundamental issues such as the efficiency of bankruptcy, the role and treatment of creditors—particularly secured creditors—in the bankruptcy process, the allocation of going-concern surplus among claimants, the desirability of liquidation in the absence of such surplus, the role of contract in bankruptcy resolution, the role of derivatives in the bankruptcy process, the costs of the bankruptcy system, and the special case of financial institutions, among other topics. Learn More
    May 2020   Hardback Price: $ 240.00   Web: $ 216.00
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  2. Research Handbook on Representative Shareholder Litigation

    Research Handbook on Representative Shareholder Litigation

    Edited by Sean Griffith, Jessica Erickson, David H. Webber, Verity Winship
    Written by leading scholars and judges in the field, the Research Handbook on Representative Shareholder Litigation is a modern-day survey of the state of shareholder litigation. Its chapters cover securities class actions, merger litigation, derivative suits, and appraisal litigation, as well as other forms of shareholder litigation. Through in-depth analysis of these different forms of litigation, the book explores the agency costs inherent in representative litigation, the challenges of multijurisdictional litigation and disclosure-only settlements, and the rise of institutional investors. It explores how related issues are addressed across the globe, with examinations of shareholder litigation in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Israel, and China. This Research Handbook will be an invaluable resource on this important topic for scholars, practitioners, judges and legislators. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 315.00   Web: $ 283.50
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  3. Research Handbook on the Regulation of Mutual Funds

    Research Handbook on the Regulation of Mutual Funds

    Edited by William A. Birdthistle, John Morley
    The growth of mutual funds has been a truly global phenomenon and deserves a broad international analysis. Local political economies and legal regimes have created different regulatory preferences for the oversight of these funds, and academics, public officials, and legal practitioners wishing to understand the global investing environment need an appreciation for these international differences. This Handbook addresses these and several other issues concerning mutual funds. The contributors, leading scholars in the field of investment law from around the world, provide a current legal analysis of funds from a variety of perspectives and using an array of methodologies that consider the large fundamental questions governing the role and regulation of investments funds as well identity and behavior of investors and issues surrounding less orthodox funds, such as money market funds, ETFs, and private funds. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 270.00   Web: $ 243.00
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  4. Research Handbook on Fiduciary Law

    Research Handbook on Fiduciary Law

    Edited by D. G. Smith, Andrew S. Gold
    The Research Handbook on Fiduciary Law offers specially commissioned chapters written by leading scholars and covers a wide range of important topics in fiduciary law. Topical contributions discuss: various fiduciary relationships; the duty of loyalty and other fiduciary obligations; fiduciary remedies; the role of equity; the role of trust; international and comparative perspectives; and public fiduciary law. This Research Handbook will be of interest to readers concerned with both theory and practice, as it incorporates significant new insights and developments in the field. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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  5. Research Handbook on Corporate Crime and Financial Misdealing

    Research Handbook on Corporate Crime and Financial Misdealing

    Edited by Jennifer Arlen
    Jennifer Arlen brings together 13 original chapters by leading scholars that examine how to deter corporate misconduct through public enforcement and private interventions. Scholars from a variety of disciplines present both theoretical and empirical analyses of organizational and individual liability for corporate crime, liability for foreign corruption, securities fraud enforcement, compliance, corporate investigations, and whistleblowing. This Research Handbook also highlights promising avenues for future research. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 255.00   Web: $ 229.50
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  6. Research Handbook on the History of Corporate and Company Law

    Research Handbook on the History of Corporate and Company Law

    Edited by Harwell Wells
    Understanding the corporation means understanding its legal framework, but until recently the origins and evolution of corporate law have received relatively little attention. The topical chapters featured in this Research Handbook, contributed by leading scholars from around the world, examine the historical development of corporation and business organization law in the Americas, Europe, and Asia from the ancient world to modern times, providing an invaluable resource for both further historical research and scholars seeking the origins of present-day issues. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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  7. Research Handbook on Mergers and Acquisitions

    Research Handbook on Mergers and Acquisitions

    Edited by Claire A. Hill, Steven Davidoff Solomon
    Global in scope and written by leading scholars in the field, the Research Handbook on Mergers and Acquisitions is a modern-day survey of the state of M&A. Its chapters explore the history of mergers and acquisitions and also consider the theory behind the structure of modern transaction documentation. The book also address other key M&A issues, such as takeover defenses; judges and practitioners' perspectives on litigation; the appraisal remedy and other aspects of Federal and state law, as well as M&A considerations in the structure of start-ups. This Handbook will be an invaluable resource for scholars, practitioners, judges and legislators. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 240.00   Web: $ 216.00
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  8. Research Handbook on Partnerships, LLCs and Alternative Forms of Business Organizations

    Research Handbook on Partnerships, LLCs and Alternative Forms of Business Organizations

    Edited by Robert W. Hillman, Mark J. Loewenstein
    Presenting alternatives to the corporate form of organization, the Handbook explores partnerships, LLCs, business trusts and other alternatives. Specially commissioned chapters by leading scholars in the field examine issues such as: fiduciary duties, agency principles, contractual freedom, tax treatment, the special circumstances of law firms, and dissolution. While much of the emphasis is on US law, a number of chapters include treatments of Japan, the UK, Russia, China, Taiwan, India and Brazil. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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  9. Research Handbook on Shareholder Power

    Research Handbook on Shareholder Power

    Edited by Jennifer G. Hill, Randall S. Thomas
    Much of the history of corporate law has concerned itself not with shareholder power, but rather with its absence. Yet, as this Handbook shows, there have been major shifts in capital market structure that require a reassessment of the role and power of shareholders. This book provides a contemporary analysis of shareholder power and considers the regulatory consequences of changing ownership patterns around the world. Leading international scholars in corporate law, governance and financial economics address these central issues from a range of different perspectives including historical, contemporary, legal, economic, political and comparative. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 350.00   Web: $ 315.00
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  10. Research Handbook on Directors’ Duties

    Research Handbook on Directors’ Duties

    Edited by Adolfo Paolini
    Directors’ duties and liabilities have become the centre of a general legal discussion following the 2008 financial scandal that resulted in global recession. Questions have arisen regarding the ways in which the directors of the world’s major financial institutions have handled their duties and how their decisions have impacted investors, shareholders and consumers. This detailed ƒHandbook discusses the nature of the relationship between a company and its directors, assessing issues such as how duties are discharged, liabilities that may arise and what interests directors should consider before embarking on commercial ventures. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 205.00   Web: $ 184.50
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 55.00   Web: $ 44.00
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  11. Research Handbook on Insider Trading

    Research Handbook on Insider Trading

    Edited by Stephen M. Bainbridge
    In most capital markets, insider trading is the most common violation of securities law. It is also the most well known, inspiring countless movie plots and attracting scholars with a broad range of backgrounds and interests, from pure legal doctrine to empirical analysis to complex economic theory. This volume brings together original cutting-edge research in these and other areas written by leading experts in insider trading law and economics. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 256.00   Web: $ 230.40
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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  12. Research Handbook on Executive Pay

    Research Handbook on Executive Pay

    Edited by Randall S. Thomas, Jennifer G. Hill
    Research on executive compensation has exploded in recent years, and this volume of specially commissioned essays brings the reader up-to-date on all of the latest developments in the field. Leading corporate governance scholars from a range of countries set out their views on four main areas of executive compensation: the history and theory of executive compensation, the structure of executive pay, corporate governance and executive compensation, and international perspectives on executive pay. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 263.00   Web: $ 236.70
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 60.00   Web: $ 48.00
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