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Corporate Law, Codes of Conduct and Workers’ Rights

Corporate Law, Codes of Conduct and Workers’ Rights

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Vanisha H. Sukdeo
July 08, 2019

This book critically explores how increased regulation and governance of corporations can be used to help improve the rights of workers amidst an era of union decline. The book posits that soft law techniques such as codes of conduct are more effective in protecting workers than ‘hard law’ i.e....

Shareholder Primacy and Global Business: Re-clothing the EU Corporate Law

Shareholder Primacy and Global Business: Re-clothing the EU Corporate Law

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Lela Mélon
April 02, 2019

In the context of growing public interest in sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has not brought about the expected improvement in terms of sustainable business. Self-regulation has been unable to provide appropriate answers for unsustainable business frameworks, despite empirical...

Law and Responsible Supply Chain Management: Contract and Tort Interplay and Overlap

Law and Responsible Supply Chain Management: Contract and Tort Interplay and Overlap

1st Edition

Vibe Ulfbeck, Alexandra Andhov, Kateřina Mitkidis
January 16, 2019

Corporate Social Responsibility has for long been on the agenda in the business world and recently, it has also become a political agenda in the European Union. Focusing on international supply chains and their control based on studies of law in several European jurisdictions, this book aims to...

Disqualification of Company Directors: A Comparative Analysis of the Law in the UK, Australia, South Africa, the US and Germany

Disqualification of Company Directors: A Comparative Analysis of the Law in the UK, Australia, South Africa, the US and Germany

1st Edition

Jean Jacques du Plessis, Jeanne Nel de Koker
January 08, 2019

This book provides a clear overview of the legal rules relating to directors’ disqualification in Australia, Germany, South Africa, the UK and the US, and to highlight the differences in the disqualification regimes of these jurisdictions. The book seeks to determine whether disqualification on...

Legal Approaches and Corporate Social Responsibility: Towards a Llewellyn’s Law-Jobs Approach

Legal Approaches and Corporate Social Responsibility: Towards a Llewellyn’s Law-Jobs Approach

1st Edition

Adaeze Okoye
October 18, 2018

From the late 20th Century, a catalogue of high profile disasters and controversies has drawn attention to the changing relationship between corporations and society. This is taking place against the context of globalisation and this change has become the driving force for demands that corporations...

Regulation and the Credit Rating Agencies: Restraining Ancillary Services

Regulation and the Credit Rating Agencies: Restraining Ancillary Services

1st Edition

Daniel Cash
July 24, 2018

This book examines the transgressions of the credit rating agencies before, during and after the recent financial crisis. It proposes that by restricting the agencies’ ability to offer ancillary services there stands the opportunity to limit, in an achievable and practical manner, the potentially...

Regulation and Inequality at Work: Isolation and Inequality Beyond the Regulation of Labour

Regulation and Inequality at Work: Isolation and Inequality Beyond the Regulation of Labour

1st Edition

Vanisha Sukdeo
July 03, 2018

This book examines how the law has limitations to the extent that it can combat repression, isolation, and inequality. The main point the book explores is that isolation and inequality cannot be solved by driving up wages and having better working conditions. The true divide between management and...

Piercing the Corporate Veil in Latin American Jurisprudence: A comparison with the Anglo-American method

Piercing the Corporate Veil in Latin American Jurisprudence: A comparison with the Anglo-American method

1st Edition

Jose Maria Lezcano
June 01, 2018

This book is a comparative law study exploring the piercing of the corporate veil in Latin America within the context of the Anglo-American method. The piercing of the corporate veil is a remedy applied, in exceptional circumstances, to prevent and punish an inappropriate use of the corporate...

Rethinking Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions

Rethinking Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions

1st Edition

Demetra Arsalidou
June 01, 2018

There are many deep-seated reasons for the current financial turmoil but a key factor has undoubtedly been the serious failings within the corporate governance practices of financial institutions. There have been shortcomings in the risk management and incentive structures; the boards’ supervision...

Indonesian Company Law

Indonesian Company Law

1st Edition

Soonpeel Edgar Chang
May 29, 2018

In modern countries, a company is commonly categorized as either public or privately-held, depending on whether securities are publicly traded on the open market, into a government-owned company or private company depending on government ownership, or a financial company or non-financial company...

Corporate Law and Financial Instability

Corporate Law and Financial Instability

1st Edition

Andreas Kokkinis
November 13, 2017

Virtually all large banks and other financial institutions in the UK and internationally are public limited liability companies whose shares are listed on one or several stock exchanges. As such, their corporate governance and, in particular, the incentives faced by their directors and senior...

Beyond Shareholder Wealth Maximisation: Towards a More Suitable Corporate Objective for Chinese Companies

Beyond Shareholder Wealth Maximisation: Towards a More Suitable Corporate Objective for Chinese Companies

1st Edition

Min Yan
September 15, 2017

The corporate objective, namely, in whose interests a company should be run, is the most important theoretical and practical issue confronting us today, as this core objective animates or should animate every decision a company makes. Despite decades of debate, however, there is no consensus...

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