Corporate Disruption: The Law and Design of Organizations in the Twenty-First Century

William Callison, Mark Fenwick, Joseph A. McCahery, Erik P.M. Vermeulen

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This paper explores the issue of ‘re-making’ corporate law through the prism of the United Nations’ recent efforts at reducing legal obstacles experienced by micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises in starting and scaling a business. In order to be fully successful, this paper suggests that the UN should go back to business fundamentals and should attempt to build from the ground up based on the real world needs of entrepreneurs, rather than work off already existing corporate legal systems. In this way, it is possible to engage in a more imaginative form of regulatory design in which a clear, open and preferential legal framework for stimulating innovation and business creation can be developed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-769
Number of pages33
JournalEuropean Business Organization Law Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Law


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