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LAW5568M
Module Reading List

International Corporate Governance, 2019/20, Semester 2
Dr Zinian Zhang
Z.Zhang2@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

SEMINAR 1

  1. Moore and M. Petrin, Corporate governance : law, regulation and theory ISBN: 9781137403315 paperback : £32.99, pp 3-9 (copies available in the Laidlaw and Edward Boyle Libraries)

Shleifer and R. Vishny, “A Survey of Corporate Governance” (1997) 52 The journal of finance. ISSN: 0022-1082; 1540-6261 737 (available electronically through the Library catalogue)  

  1. Licht, “The Maximands of Corporate Governance : A Theory of Values and Cognitive Style” (2004) 29 Delaware journal of corporate law. ISSN: 0364-9490 649 (available at Hein Online or Westlaw).  

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Seminar 2

  1. Letza, X. Sun and J. Kirkbride, “Shareholding v Stakeholding : a critical review of corporate governance” (2004) 12(3) Corporate governance : an international review. ISSN: 0964-8410; 1467-8683 242 (available electronically through the Library catalogue as well as in hard copy)  

Keay, A. Directors' duties, Lexis, 3rd ed Chapter 3 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 14/12/2017) 

Moore, M and Petrin, M, Corporate governance : law, regulation and theory ISBN: 9781137403315 paperback : £32.99, (Palgrave, 2017), pp10-22. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 14/12/2017)  

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Seminar 3

  1. Fama, “Agency Problems and the Theory of the Firm” (1980) 99 Journal of political economy. ISSN: 0022-3808 288 (available electronically through the Library catalogue) (do not be worried by the mathematical formulae towards the end of the article)  

Luh Luh Lan and Loizos Heracleous, “Rethinking Agency Theory: The View from Law” (2010) 25 The Academy of Management review. ISSN: 0363-7425  294-314 (available electronically through the Library catalogue)  

  1. Davis, F. Schoorman and L. Donaldson, ‘Towards a Stewardship Theory of Management’ (1997) 22 The Academy of Management review. ISSN: 0363-7425 20 (available electronically through the Library catalogue)  

A Keay, “Exploring the Rationale for Board Accountability in Corporate Governance” (2014) 29 Australian Journal of Corporate Law 115 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 14/12/2017) (available on VLE and Lexis Library)  

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Seminar 4

Revisit Seminar 3 reading - A Keay, “Exploring the Rationale for Board Accountability in Corporate Governance” (2014) 29 Australian Journal of Corporate Law 115  

  1. Gordon Smith, “The Shareholder Primacy Norm” (1998) 23 The Journal of corporation law. ISSN: 0360-795X 277 (available though either HeinOnline or Westlaw).  
  1. Lazonick and M. O’Sullivan, “Maximizing shareholder value : a new ideology for corporate governance” (2000) 29 Economy and society. ISSN: 0308-5147 13 (in the VLE under “Learning Resources” and then “Readings”).  
  1. Bainbridge, “In Defense of the Shareholder Wealth Maximization Norm : A Reply to Professor Green” (1993) 50 Washington and Lee Law Review ISSN: 0043-0463 1423 (available though either HeinOnline or Westlaw).  
  1. Keay, “Stakeholder Theory in Corporate Law : Has It Got What It Takes?” (2010) 9 Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business ISSN: x001-1699 249 (available in the VLE under “Learning Resources” and then under “Readings” or through HeinOnline).  
  1. Keay, “Ascertaining the Corporate Objective : An Entity Maximisation and Sustainability Model” (2008) 71 Modern law review. ISSN: 0026-7961 663 (available (in the VLE under “Learning Resources” and then under “Readings” and electronically through the Library catalogue or in hard copy).  

A. Sundram, and A. Inkpen, “The Corporate Objective Revisited” 15 Organization science. ISSN: 1047-7039 350;  

R. Freeman et al, “Stakeholder Theory and ‘The Corporate Objective Revisited” (2004) 15 Organization science. ISSN: 1047-7039 364;  

A. Sundram, and A. Inkpen, “Stakeholder Theory and ‘The Corporate Objective Revisited : A Reply” (2004) 15 Organization science. ISSN: 1047-7039 370 (available in the VLE under “Learning Resources” and then under “Readings”).  

Further reading for intrepid students :

Richard Marens and Andrew Wicks, “Getting Real : Stakeholder Theory, Managerial Practice, and the General Irrelevance of Fiduciary Duties Owed to Shareholders.” (1999) 9 Business ethics quarterly ISSN: 1052-150X 273 (available in VLE under “Learning Resources” and then under “Learning Resources” and then “Readings”). - Available online: https://www.jstor.org/stable/3857475?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

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Seminar 5

  1. Blair and L. Stout, “A Team Production Theory of Corporate Law” (1999) 85 Virginia Law Review. ISSN: 0042-6601 247 (available though either HeinOnline or Westlaw).  
  1. Keay, “Directors’ Duties to Creditors : Contractarian Concerns Relating to Efficiency and Over-Protection of Creditors” (2003) 66 Modern law review. ISSN: 0026-7961 665, only 687-698 (available through HeinOnline or the Library Catalogue)  
  1. Sweeney-Baird, “The role of the non-executive director in modern corporate governance” (2006) 27 Company lawyer. ISSN: 0144-1027 67 (available through Westlaw).  
  1. Keay, “The Authorising of Directors’ Conflicts of Interest : Getting a Balance?’ (2012) 12 Journal of corporate law studies. ISSN: 1473-5970; 1757-8426 (in the VLE under “Learning Resources” and then “Readings”) or through the Library catalogue.  

Further reading for intrepid students :

Keay, A., The enlightened shareholder value principle and corporate governance ISBN: 9780415684347 (hardback); 041568434X (hardback); 9780203104927 (e-book); 0203104927 (e-book) (Routledge, 2012), Chapters 3 and 4 (hard copies and an electronic copy available).

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Seminar 6

  1. Kuhne and J. Fuss, “Corporate Governance in Germany” [2003] Business law review. ISSN: 0143-6295 226 (available through HeinOnline or Westlaw).  
  1. Hirt, “The German Corporate Governance Code” (2002) 23 Company lawyer. ISSN: 0144-1027 349 (available through Westlaw or in hard copy).  
  1. Shishido, “Japanese Corporate Governance : The Hidden Problems of Corporate Law and Their Solutions” (2000) 25 Delaware journal of corporate law. ISSN: 0364-9490 189 (available through HeinOnline or Westlaw).  
  1. Lin et al, “The development of corporate governance in China” (2007) 28 Company lawyer. ISSN: 0144-1027 195 (available through Westlaw and in hard copy)  
  1. Yang et al, “A review of corporate governance in China” (2011) Asian-Pacific economic literature. ISSN: 0818-9935 15 (available on the VLE under “Learning Resources” and then “Readings” or through the Library Catalogue).  

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Extra reading if you wish

  1. Guo et al, “A critique of corporate governance in China” (2013) 55 International Journal of Law and Management 257 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 14/12/2017) (available through Westlaw)

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Seminar 7

  1. Keay, “Company Directors Behaving Poorly : Disciplinary Options for Shareholders” [2007] Journal of Business Law. ISSN: 0021-9460 656 (available on Westlaw and in hard copy).  

Moore, M and Petrin, M, Corporate governance : law, regulation and theory ISBN: 9781137403315 paperback : £32.99, (Palgrave, 2017), Chapter 5. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 14/12/2017)  

  1. Mallin Corporate governance. 3rd ed (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010) or 4th ed (2013) at Ch 6. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 14/12/2017)   
  1. Roach, The UK Stewardship Code (2011) 11 Journal of corporate law studies. ISSN: 1473-5970; 1757-8426 463 (available electronically through the Library catalogue)  

Moore, M and Petrin, M, Corporate governance : law, regulation and theory ISBN: 9781137403315 paperback : £32.99, (Palgrave, 2017), Chapter 5.  

For those wanting extra reading:

K Keasey, S Thompson and M Wright (eds), Corporate governance : economic, management and financial issues ISBN: 019828991X (pbk); 0198289901 (Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1997) Ch 2.

G.P.Stapledon, Institutional shareholders and corporate governance ISBN: 0198260881 (Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1996) 252-271, 212-225, 244-250.

S. Mortimore, Company Directors, Chapter 1

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Seminar 8

J Coffee, ‘Understanding Enron: "It’s About the Gatekeepers, Stupid"’ (2002) 57 Business lawyer ISSN: 0007-6899 1403 (available through either HeinOnline or Westlaw)  

J Fisch and K Rosen, ‘Is there a Role for Lawyers in preventing Future Enrons?’ (2003) 48 Villanova Law Review ISSN: 0042-6229 1097-1132 (available through either HeinOnline or Westlaw)  

R Prentice, ‘The Inevitability of a Strong SEC’ 91 Cornell law review. ISSN: 0010-8847 775 at 776-780, 799-810, 828-839 (available through either HeinOnline or Westlaw)  

 Ferran, “Corporate Law, Codes and Social Norms – Finding The Right Regulatory Combination and Institutional Structure” (2001) 1 Journal of corporate law studies. ISSN: 1473-5970; 1757-8426 381 (available at the High Demand collection, on Hein Online and electronically through the Library Catalogue)  

  1. Morrison, “Legislating for Good Corporate Governance : Do We Expect Too Much?” (2004) (Autumn) Journal of corporate citizenship. ISSN: 1470-5001 121 (a copy is under “Learning Resources” and then under “Readings” on the VLE).

A. Keay, “Company Directors Behaving Poorly : Disciplinary Options for Shareholders” [2007] Journal of Business Law. ISSN: 0021-9460 656 (available on Westlaw and in hard copy). (same as article for Seminar 7)

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Seminar 9

Keay, A. “Accountability and the UK Corporate Governance Code : From Cadbury to the UK Corporate Governance Code” 2012 – only pages 1-6 (available on the VLE in “Readings”)

Keay, A., “Comply or Explain : In Need of Greater Oversight?” (2014) 34 Legal studies. ISSN: 0261-3875 279 (available under “Learning Resources” and then under “Readings” on VLE)  

  1. Arsilidou, “The regulation of executive pay and economic theory” [2011] Journal of Business Law. ISSN: 0021-9460 431 (available through Westlaw)  
  1. Sepe, “Making Sense of Executive Compensation” (2011) 36 Delaware journal of corporate law. ISSN: 0364-9490 189 - only as far as p212 (do not worry about the financial formulae) ((available through Heinonline or Westlaw)  

Moore, M and Petrin, M, Corporate governance : law, regulation and theory ISBN: 9781137403315 paperback : £32.99, (Palgrave, 2017), pp229-249 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 14/12/2017)  

A. Keay, “Company Directors Behaving Poorly : Disciplinary Options for Shareholders” [2007] Journal of Business Law. ISSN: 0021-9460 656 (available on Westlaw and in hard copy). (same as article for Seminar 7)

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Seminar 10

  1. Hansmann and R. Kraakman, “The End of History for Corporate Law” (2001) 89 Georgetown Law Journal ISSN: 0016-8092 439 (available through either HeinOnline or Westlaw)  
  1. Coffee, “The Future as History : The Prospects for Global Convergence in Corporate Governance and its Implications” (1999) 93 Northwestern University law review. ISSN: 0029-3571 641 (available through either HeinOnline or Westlaw)  
  1. Andre, “Cultural Hegemony : The Exportation of Anglo-Saxon Corporate Governance Ideologies to Germany” (1998) 73 Tulane Law Review. ISSN: 0041-3992 69 (available through HeinOnline or Westlaw).  

Carati, G. and A.T. Rad, ‘Convergence of Corporate Governance Systems’ (2000) 26 Managerial finance ISSN: 0307-4358 66. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 14/12/2017)  

  1. Bradley, et al, “The Purposes and Accountability of the Corporation in Contemporary Society : Corporate Governance at a Crossroads” (1999) 62 Law and Contemporary Problems. ISSN: 0023-9186 10, only 50-77 (available through HeinOnline or Westlaw).  

  J. Salacuse, “Corporate Governance in the New Century” (2004) 25 Company lawyer. ISSN: 0144-1027 69 ((available on Westlaw and in hard copy).  

This list was last updated on 25/01/2019