Organising the Firm

Theories of Commercial Law, Corporate Governance and Corporate Law

Authors: Mäntysaari, Petri

  • Provides a theoretical basis for commercial law teaching and research
  • Helps to explain a broad range of legal phenomena
  • Challenges the shareholder primacy model
  • Contains a special chapter on self-enforcing governance models as a way to increase sustainability
  • Contains a special chapter on the effect of governance models on innovation
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The theoretical basis of commercial law, corporate governance law, and corporate law is still unsatisfactory. There essentially is no theory of commercial law, and existing theories of corporate governance and corporate law cannot explain the behaviour of firms or the contents of existing regulation. This book proposes a coordinated solution for all three areas. The starting point is that all three areas deal with the organisation of firms. Commercial law, corporate governance, and corporate law are therefore studied from the perspective of the firm rather than that of the judge or the investor. Changing the perspective makes it easier to formulate an "umbrella" theory of commercial law, and theories of corporate governance and corporate law as applications of the main theory. The book provides examples of how the proposed theories work by studying legal corporate governance tools and practices that increase the sustainability of the firm. Sustainability can be bolstered by making the governance model more self-enforcing and ensuring that it fosters innovation.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mäntysaari, Petri

    Pages 1-3

  • Economic Theories of the Firm

    Mäntysaari, Petri

    Pages 5-13

  • Theory of Commercial Law: Past Approaches

    Mäntysaari, Petri

    Pages 15-37

  • Theory of Commercial Law: Management-Based Commercial Law

    Mäntysaari, Petri

    Pages 39-55

  • Theories of Corporate Law and Corporations: Past Approaches

    Mäntysaari, Petri

    Pages 57-74

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eBook $109.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-22196-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-42668-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Organising the Firm
Book Subtitle
Theories of Commercial Law, Corporate Governance and Corporate Law
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-22197-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-22197-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-22196-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42668-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 167
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