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- Making corporations responsible
- Legge, John M.
- Corporations are legal fictions: a corporation is an artificial person. Nevertheless, a corporation is capable of entering into contracts and capable of suing and being sued in courts of law. This raises the question of corporate action: what acts are corporate acts, and what are purely those of individuals with some relationship to the corporation; who decides what actions a corporation should take, given that circumstances arise requiring a decision; and what are the legal obligations placed on those who make these decisions? John M. Legge exemplifies that many widely-held perceptions about the consequences of corporate behaviour are incorrect.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Business and Enterprise
- Dissent, No. 27 (Spring 2008), pp. 31-36
- Publication year
- Australia; Corporate culture; Corporation law; Directors of corporations; Organizational behavior; Social Sciences; Stockholders
- Dissent Publications
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- Copyright © 2008 John M. Legge.
- Peer reviewed