The Constitutional Corporation: Rethinking Corporate Governance

1st Edition

Stephen Bottomley

Routledge
Published September 9, 2016
Reference - 200 Pages
ISBN 9781138248359 - CAT# Y312768
Series: Applied Legal Philosophy

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

was $59.95

USD$47.96

SAVE ~$11.99

Currently out of stock
Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

Corporate laws are based on the idea that the interests of shareholders should be the primary concern of company directors. However, some argue that the proper role for shareholders is to sit back and let the corporation's managers do their job, or that the pursuit of shareholders' interests detracts from the concerns of employees or victims of corporate wrongdoing or other stakeholders. Stephen Bottomley argues that instead of consigning shareholders to this passive role, they should be given opportunities to be active members of corporations. Corporations are constitutional arrangements rather than mere contractual agreements. They are decision-making organizations in which questions of process and structure are important. Thus, instead of using economic criteria such as efficiency as the sole measure for deciding what constitutes 'good' corporate governance, this book examines whether ideas of accountability, deliberation and contestability provide a valuable framework for assessing corporate structures and process and for encouraging greater shareholder participation.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title