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A Contractual Approach to the Regulation Corporate Directors' Fiduciary Duties

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  • Gutierrez, M.

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Traditional American corporation statutes state that the business and affairs of the corporation shall be managed by a board of directors who act as fiduciaries of the corporation. The purpose of this paper is to explain the economic logic underlying the regulation of corporate directors' fiduciary duties, placing special emphasis on the consequences of the adoption of protective measures for the directors such as indemnification and liability insurance.

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Paper provided by Centro de Estudios Monetarios Y Financieros- in its series Papers with number 0013.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:fth:cemfdt:0013

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Keywords: CORPORATIONS ; PROTECTIVE MEASURES ; INSURANCE;

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Cited by:
  1. Pijoan-Mas, Josep, 2005. "Precautionary Savings or Working Longer Hours?," CEPR Discussion Papers 5322, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  2. M. Martin Boyer, 2004. "Is the Demand for Corporate Insurance a Habit? Evidence of Organizational Inertia from Directors' and Officers' Insurance," CIRANO Working Papers 2004s-33, CIRANO.
  3. M. Martin Boyer, 2003. "Directors' and Officers' Insurance and Shareholders' Protection," CIRANO Working Papers 2003s-64, CIRANO.

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