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The Cambridge Handbook of Law and Entrepreneurship in the United States

Edited by: D. Gordon Smith, Brian Broughman, Christine Hurt

ISBN13: 9781107171954
Published: April 2022
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Law plays a key role in determining the level of entrepreneurial action in society. Legal rules seek to define property rights, facilitate private ordering, and impose liability for legal wrongs, thereby attempting to establish conditions under which individuals may act. These rules also channel the development of technology, regulate information flows, and determine parameters of competition. Depending on their structure and implementation, legal rules can also discourage individuals from acting. It is thus crucial to determine which legal rules and institutions best enable entrepreneurs, whose core function is to challenge incumbency. This volume assembles legal experts from diverse fields to examine the role of law in facilitating or impeding entrepreneurial action. Contributors explore issues arising in current policy debates, including the incentive effect of legal rules on startup activity; the role of law in promoting or foreclosing market entry; and the effect of entrepreneurial action on legal doctrine.

Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , USA
Contents:
Introduction
D. Gordon Smith and Brian Broughman
1. Entrepreneurial action
D. Gordon Smith and Travis Hunt
Part I. Regulating, Lawmaking, and Entrepreneurial Action:
2. The rise of regulatory affairs in innovative startups
Elizabeth Pollman
3. Gauguin, Darwin and design thinking
Alice Armitage
4. Between the devil and the SEC
Usha Rodrigues
5. The politics of entrepreneurial capital-raising
Donald C. Langevoort
6. Venture exchange regulation: listing standards, market microstructure, and investor protection
Jeff Schwartz
Part II. Governance and Entrepreneurial Action:
7. Relational contracting and business norms in entrepreneurial finance
Brian Broughman
8. Biotech strategic alliances in law and entrepreneurship
D. Daniel Sokol
9. The entrepreneurial business judgment rule
Andrew Gold
10. Entrepreneurial action in family-controlled companies
Benjamin Means
Part III. Legal Incentives Supporting (and Sometimes Discouraging) Entrepreneurial Action:
11. Entrepreneurship incentives for resource-constrained firms
Susan C. Morse
12. Corrupting entrepreneurial action
Joseph W. Yockey
13. The spinoff advantage: human capital law and entrepreneurship
Orly Lobel