Washington and Lee law professor Christopher Bruner will participate in a workshop on the nature and purpose of the corporate form at the Cornell Club in New York on March 27-28, 2014. Titled “New Voices Workshop: The Question of Corporate Purpose,” the event is co-sponsored by the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program and the Cornell University Law School.
Professor Bruner’s corporate governance scholarship has investigated how and why jurisdictions vary regarding the relative degrees of shareholder-orientation they exhibit – with respect to both the shareholders’ capacity to make decisions affecting corporate governance and the degree to which corporate law prioritizes the shareholders’ interests over other competing interests. His comparative study of U.S. and U.K. corporate governance, “Power and Purpose in the ‘Anglo-American’ Corporation,” won the 2010 Association of American Law Schools Scholarly Papers competition. His book, Corporate Governance in the Common-Law World: The Political Foundations of Shareholder Power (Cambridge University Press, 2013), develops a new comparative theory of corporate governance in common-law countries.
Read more about Professor Bruner’s scholarship here.