Victoria Barnes, Review of The Foundations of Anglo-American Corporate Fiduciary Law by David Kershaw

“At 517 pages long, David Kershaw’s tome The Foundations of Anglo-American Corporate Fiduciary Law is a comprehensive and detailed text. Kershaw writes as he seeks to expand the scholarship in the history of corporate law. With such a complete and extensive book, it is fairly safe to say that he has achieved his aim. Indeed, it is a worthwhile aim too. The question of how directors, corporate management and agents were, are and should be regulated is one that has tended to attract the attention of those in the field of behavioural economics, business history, and law and economics. For the last fifty years or so, the subsequent literature has tended to be more theoretical than empirical. Kershaw’s book is a welcome intervention …”

Victoria Barnes, The Foundations of Anglo-American Corporate Fiduciary Law by David Kershaw, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2018, xxix + 517 pp (including index), £110 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-107-09233-4, Journal of Legal History, https://doi.org/10.1080/01440365.2022.2043336. Published online 28 February.

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