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Corporate Governance: Monographs and Secondary Sources

Subject guide to resources related to corporate governance issues and legal materials.

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The Emory University library system offers holdings on corporate governance and related topics in book form. Information about these resources may be found on the library's catalog, discoveryE, and new titles are added continually to this collection.  The following sources are examples of the holdings of the MacMillan Law Library and are located on the 4th floor of the library, but there are many quality titles available from the Woodruff and Goizueta Business Libraries as well.

Secondary Sources - Treatises and Encyclopedias

Legal treatises are comprehensive works on a given area of law that are often a good starting point for legal research. There are a number of treatises on corporate governance-related topics that may be accessed either in print at the MacMillan Law Library or online. 

Print treatises related to corporate governance are located on the 4th Floor, primarily in call numbers KF1384 - 1490 (see KFD213 for Delaware).  These resources include:   

  • R. Franklin Balotti and Jesse A. Finkelstein, Delaware Law of Corporations and Business Organizations (KFD213.B35 1998).  Also available online through Cheetah (Wolters Kluwer) and Westlaw.
  • Dennis J. Block, Nancy E. Barton and Stephen A. Radin, The Business Judgment Rule: fiduciary duties of corporate directors, 5th edition (loose-leaf service), (KF1423.B585 1989). Also available online through Cheetah (Wolters Kluwer).

Electronic resource options include: 

  • American Law Institute, Principles of Corporate Governance: Analysis and Recommendations.  Available through Hein Online and Westlaw.
  • James D. Cox and Thomas Lee Hazen, Treatise on the Law of Corporations. Available online through Westlaw.
  • Edward P. Welch, Andrew J. Turezyn and Robert S. Saunders, Folk on the Delaware General Corporation Law. Available online through Cheetah (Wolters Kluwer).
  • Amy L. Goodman and Steven M. Haas, Corporate Governance: Law and Practice. Available online through Lexis.

Beyond treatises, there are several encyclopedias covering the topic of corporate governance:

  • Fletcher Cyclopedia of the Law of Corporations.  Available online through Westlaw and in print in the MacMillan Law Library (KF1384.F55 - 4th floor, Range 415).
  • American Jurisprudence 2nd ed.  Available online through Westlaw and Lexis.

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