Corporate Control and Accountability: Changing Structures and the Dynamics of Regulation

Corporate Control and Accountability: Changing Structures and the Dynamics of Regulation

Corporate Control and Accountability: Changing Structures and the Dynamics of Regulation

Corporate Control and Accountability: Changing Structures and the Dynamics of Regulation

Synopsis

This multi-disciplinary volume brings together lawyers, accountants, sociologists and economists to explore the central themes of the legal and organizational accountability of the public corporation. It offers the first sustained attempt to transcend the institutionalist and contractarian visions which, during the 1980s, became the mainstream perspectives in corporate analysis. This highly topical volume includes papers on such topics as corporate groups and network structure, the American law of corporate groups, and private business and corporate fiduciary law.

Excerpt

This book resulted from a Workshop on Corporate Control and Accountability held at the University of Warwick in July 1991. We would like to thank all those who made the workshop, in the general view of all involved, an enjoyable and stimulating occasion. For administrative help which ensured that it ran extremely smoothly, we would like to thank Helen Beresford, Dorothy Hyams, and Claire Newman. For advice, encouragement, and support we are grateful to Anthony Carey, Paul Edwards, Paul Marginson, Brendan McSweeney, Tony Steele, and Chris Whelan. We are especially grateful to the organizations which responded speedily and helpfully to our requests for funding, without which essential conditions for the success of the workshop, such as precirculation of the papers, would have been impossible. These were the Nuffield Foundation, the Research and Innovations Fund of the University of Warwick, the Institute for Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, and the Legal Research Institute of the School of Law at the University of Warwick, which sponsored the workshop. Finally, the active involvement of all the participants was the vital ingredient which produced such stimulating ideas. We were unfortunately unable to incorporate in this volume all the themes covered at the workshop, which meant that some excellent papers could not be included, but we would like to thank all the authors of papers, commentators, and chairs of sessions for their contributions. Finally, for help in the preparation of this volume for the press we would like to thank Simon Curran, the School of Law at Warwick University, and our editor, Richard Hart.

J. McC.
S. P.
C. S.

October 1992 . . .

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