The article focuses on the on the history of American corporations from the colonization period and its impact on private corporations such as venture capitalism. Topics discussed include legal and sustainable approach to corporate responsibility, role of laws in shaping corporate duties and behavior and devastating effect of excessive dividend payments. It also discusses the cases in which courts refuse to interfere with management's long-term decision making.
Larry D. Thompson,
The Responsible Corporation: Its Historical Roots and Continuing Promise
, 29 Notre Dame J.L. Ethics & Pub. Pol'y 199
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