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Political Determinants of Corporate GovernancePolitical Context, Corporate Impact$
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Mark J. Roe

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199205301

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205301.001.0001

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Its Limits: Theory

Its Limits: Theory

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(p.168) Chapter 24 Its Limits: Theory
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Political Determinants of Corporate Governance
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Mark J. Joe

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205301.003.0025

This chapter explores the limits of the theory of corporate law. It holds that the quality-of-corporate-law theory needs to be refined or replaced. Ownership cannot readily separate from control if managerial agency costs are very high for shareholders, and law does not directly affect all managerial agency costs. Elaborate legal doctrine prohibits judicial inquiry into managers' basic business decisions. Other primarily non-legal institutions control the size of managerial agency costs, and these carry in effectiveness from firm-to-firm and nation-to-nation. Thus, corporate law can only be one-half of the central story in the understanding of why ownership does or does not separate.

Keywords:   separation, corporate law's limits, agency costs, private benefits, legal theory

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