The Law of Corporations in a Nutshell

Author: Robert W. Hamilton

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314241320

Category: Law

Page: 713

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The Corporation in Perspective; Unincorporated Business Forms; Formation of Corporations; Limited Role of Ultra Vires; Preincorporation Transactions; "Piercing the Corporate Veil" and Related Problems; Financing the Corporation; Distribution of Powers Within a Corporation; Special Problems; Shares and Shareholders; Directors; Officers; Closely Held Corporation; Publicly Held Corporation; Duties of Directors, Shareholders and Officers; Indemnification and Insurance; Shareholder's Suits; Class Action Suits; Dividends, Distributions and Redemptions; Inspection of Books and Records; Organic Changes; Amendments, Mergers and Dissolution.
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Internet and the Law

Technology, Society, and Compromises

Author: Aaron Schwabach

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610693507

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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The world of Internet law is constantly changing and is difficult to follow, even for those for whom doing so is a full-time job. This updated, everything-you-need-to-know reference removes the uncertainty.
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Interpreting Human Rights

Social Science Perspectives

Author: Rhiannon Morgan,Bryan Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113401144X

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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In recent decades, human rights have come to occupy an apparently unshakable position as a key and pervasive feature of contemporary global public culture. At the same time, human rights have become a central focus of research in the social sciences, embracing distinctive analytical and empirical agendas for the study of rights. This volume gathers together original social-scientific research on human rights, and in doing so situates them in an open intellectual terrain, thereby responding to the complexity and scope of meanings, practices, and institutions associated with such rights. Chapters in the book examine diverse theoretical perspectives and examine such issues as the right to health, indigenous peoples' rights, cultural politics, the role of the United Nations, women and violence, the role of corporations and labour law. Written by leading scholars in the field and from a range of disciplines across the social sciences, this volume combines new empirical research with both established and innovative social theory.
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Practitioner's Guide to Statistics and Lean Six Sigma for Process Improvements

Author: Mikel J. Harry,Prem S. Mann,Ofelia C. De Hodgins,Richard L. Hulbert,Christopher J. Lacke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118210212

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 832

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This hands-on book presents a complete understanding of SixSigma and Lean Six Sigma through data analysis and statisticalconcepts In today's business world, Six Sigma, or Lean Six Sigma, is acrucial tool utilized by companies to improve customersatisfaction, increase profitability, and enhance productivity.Practitioner's Guide to Statistics and Lean Six Sigma forProcess Improvements provides a balanced approach toquantitative and qualitative statistics using Six Sigma and LeanSix Sigma methodologies. Emphasizing applications and the implementation of data analysesas they relate to this strategy for business management, this bookintroduces readers to the concepts and techniques for solvingproblems and improving managerial processes using Six Sigma andLean Six Sigma. Written by knowledgeable professionals working inthe field today, the book offers thorough coverage of thestatistical topics related to effective Six Sigma and Lean SixSigma practices, including: Discrete random variables and continuous random variables Sampling distributions Estimation and hypothesis tests Chi-square tests Analysis of variance Linear and multiple regression Measurement analysis Survey methods and sampling techniques The authors provide numerous opportunities for readers to testtheir understanding of the presented material, as the real datasets, which are incorporated into the treatment of each topic, canbe easily worked with using Microsoft Office Excel, Minitab,MindPro, or Oracle's Crystal Ball software packages. Examples ofsuccessful, complete Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma projects aresupplied in many chapters along with extensive exercises that rangein level of complexity. The book is accompanied by an extensive FTPsite that features manuals for working with the discussed softwarepackages along with additional exercises and data sets. Inaddition, numerous screenshots and figures guide readers throughthe functional and visual methods of learning Six Sigma and LeanSix Sigma. Practitioner's Guide to Statistics and Lean Six Sigma forProcess Improvements is an excellent book for courses on SixSigma and statistical quality control at the upper-undergraduateand graduate levels. It is also a valuable reference forprofessionals in the fields of engineering, business, physics,management, and finance.
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Neoliberalism in Crisis

Author: Henk Overbeek,Bastiaan van Apeldoorn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137002476

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

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The authors interrogate the condition of the neoliberal project in the wake of the global crisis and neoliberalism's predicted death in 2007, both in terms of the regulatory structures of finance-led capitalism in Europe and North America, and the impact of new centres of capitalist power on global order.
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International Corporate Governance After Sarbanes-Oxley

Author: Paul Ali,Greg N. Gregoriou

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118161122

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

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"The Sabanes-Oxley Act has been one of the most significant developments in corporate and securities regulation since the New Deal. This collection of important articles would be a valuable resource for anyone seeking to understand Sabanes-Oxley's far-reaching effects on corporate governance in the United States and elsewhere." —Jesse Fried, coauthor of Pay Without Performance: The Unfulfilled Promise of Executive Compensation and Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley "The editors have assembled the latest cutting-edge research on international corporate governance by respected academics in this field. In this handbook, the editors deal with all aspects of the significant legislative changes to corporate governance regulation. It introduces the reader to the new rules that will certainly improve the reliability and the accuracy of disclosures made by corporations. The book comes at the right moment with the recent scandals such as Enron, which will educate all readers especially shareholders of corporate stock." —Komlan Sedzro, Professor of Finance, University of Quebec at Montreal "Today, corporate governance is a topic at the center of public policy debate in most industrialized countries. The range of concerns; the variety of approaches; and their tendency to converge in some areas or diverge in others (not always in the right directions) are emphatically demonstrated by these essays. There is material here of enormous interest for scholars of comparative law and economic regulation. And significantly, the presentation of essays from legal, financial, and regulatory viewpoints demonstrates the growing practical as well as theoretical utility of interdisciplinary work in this area. Professors Ali and Gregoriou are to be warmly congratulated for their skill and initiative in assembling an important publication, as well as for their own contributions to interdisciplinary scholarship." —R. P. Austin, BA, LLM (Sydney), DPhil (Oxon), Supreme Court of New South Wales "This very international collection emphasizes the economic line of descent, while including legal and socio-legal contributions. It fills a very important gap in our empirical knowledge of corporate governance. It is accessible and comprehensive and will greatly assist readers from all relevant disciplines, who are trying to discern the shape of corporate governance as a mature field." —Dimity Kingsford Smith, Professor of Law, University of New South Wales
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Crimes Against Nature

Environmental Criminology and Ecological Justice

Author: Rob White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134733488

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Crimes Against Nature provides a systematic account and analysis of the key concerns of green criminology, written by one of the leading authorities in the field. The book draws upon the disciplines of environmental studies, environmental sociology and environmental management as well as criminology and socio-legal studies, and draws upon a wide range of examples of crimes against the environment – ranging from toxic waste, logging, wildlife smuggling, bio-piracy, the use and transport of ozone depleting substances through to illegal logging and fishing, water pollution and animal abuse. The book is divided into three parts: Part 1 sets out theoretical approaches and perspectives on the subject; Part 2 explores the (national and international) dimensions of environmental crime and the explanations for it; Part 3 deals with the range of responses to environmental crime - environmental law enforcement, regulation, environmental crime prevention and the role of global institutions and movements.
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Political Communication in Direct Democratic Campaigns

Enlightening or Manipulating?

Author: H. Kriesi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023034321X

Category: Political Science

Page: 265

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Analyzes the communication processes in direct democratic campaigns and their effect on the opinion formation of the voters. Based on a detailed analysis of the politicians' strategies, media coverage and the opinion formation of the public in three campaigns, this book argues that the campaigns are more enlightening than manipulating.
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