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Corporate Power and Responsibility: Issues in the Theory of Company Law

J. E. Parkinson


This book argues that it should be the function of company law to promote public interest. Examining a number of topical and controversial issues from this perspective, including the adequacy of corporate governance arrangements, the Nexus of Contracts theory of the company, and the role of markets, the book explains why the theory of company law has to be understood in order for the day-to-day practice of company lawyers to be fully appreciated. The book explores in some depth the protection of interests largely ignored by company law, such as those of employees and the local community, and t ... More

Keywords: company law, public interest, corporate governance, Nexus of Contracts, employees' interests, community interests, environment protection

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198259893
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259893.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. E. Parkinson, author
University of Bristol