Commentaries and Cases on the Law of Business Organization

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Wolters Kluwer Law & Busines/Aspen Publishers, 2007 - Law - 737 pages
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The new edition of Commentaries and Cases on the Law of Business
Organization is sure to be welcomed by students and instructors alike.
Updated throughout, the Second Edition continues to make the economic
underpinnings of corporate law understandable and engaging. This distinguished
team of authors -- William T. Allen and Reinier Kraakman, joined in the second
edition by Guhan Subramanian -- clearly explains sophisticated concepts while
providing context and perspective to enhance understanding.
This highly accessible casebook retains the features that made it
successful. the authors
draw upon the experiences of William Allen, former Chancellor of the Delaware
Court of Chancery, to add a unique real-world perspective to the book
employ a logical and flexible organization that allows chapters to be taught
out of order to accommodate alternative teaching approaches
use clear and concisely written introductions and transitional text to provide
context and perspective
facilitate teaching and understanding through rich commentary in the form of
explanatory notes
draw upon both classic and important recent cases and select and edit them to
maximum effect
use the economic analysis perspective, presented through clear and consistent
explanatory text, as a coherent theme for the course and a useful analytic
tool for evaluating business models
draw upon examples, hypos, and diagrams to illustrate conceptual and
theoretical models
provide a Teacher's Manual that includes detailed guidance for structuring the
course, case analyses, and answers to questions raised in the book. Additional
PowerPoint slides provide case summaries and raise cutting-edge and
interesting points.
The Second Edition has been updated throughout, and it
provides more connections to the recent empirical literature on various topics
includes additional problems as well as recent cases, such as Disney and
introduces a new feature: Sidebars that provide brief biographies or
additional facts that add color to the cases being examined (e.g., biographies
of Eldbridge Gerry, Frank Lorenzo, and Sumner Redstone, and an exploration of
the business motives behind Timberland's philanthropic program)
An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is
available at

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User Review  - Brendan Horan - Goodreads

Probably the best book I've ever read on the law of business organizations. Not exactly a page turner, but very illuminating. The section on DGCL 102(b)(7) could probably use a bit more clarity. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Allen is Jack Nusbaum Professor of Law & Business at New York University.

Guhan Subramanian, the Joseph Flom Professor of Law and Business at the Harvard Law School and the Douglas Weaver Professor of Business Law at the Harvard Business School, is the first person in the history of Harvard to hold tenured appointments at both schools. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

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