Kurser och studieplaner / Handelsrätt
3735 Corporate Governance and Innovation
|Period: 3||20.1.2014 - 7.3.2014|
|Institution||Redovisning och handelsrätt|
The purpose of this advanced law course is to study legal tools and practices that facilitate corporate governance in technology firms. The course will focus on legal governance models, tools and practices that may increase sustainability and foster innovation. The course will also discuss the legal and governance aspects of venture capital investments.
By the end of this course students will be able to:
- describe the main legal and economic theories of the firm and corporate governance
- apply legal tools and practices to manage the governance of the firm
- describe the legal aspects of venture capital investments and their effect on corporate governance
- choose legal tools and practices that increase sustainability and the firm’s ability to innovate
Bolags- och finansieringsrätt, Law of Corporate Finance, Aktiebolagets kapital or a similar course in company law or corporate finance law. There are no pre-requisites for students in the M.Sc. program in corporate governance in Helsinki.
During the course, readings will be assigned for each of the major topics covered in the course. Lecture sheets will be available online from the Vasa campus. Students will be expected to know the contents of the lecture sheets.
Mäntysaari, P. (2012). Organising the Firm: Theories of Commercial Law, Corporate Governance and Corporate Law. Springer.
Mäntysaari, P. (2010). The Law of Corporate Finance: General Principles and EU Law. Volume I. Springer.
Mäntysaari, P. (2010). The Law of Corporate Finance: General Principles and EU Law. Volume III. Springer.
Kraakman R., Armour J., Davies P., Enriques L., Hansmann H. B., Hertig G., Hopt, K. J., Kanda H., & Rock E. B. (2009). The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach. Second Edition. Oxford University Press.
Bedömning och examination
Written examination. The students in the M.Sc. program in corporate governance get 6 ECTS for the course. Other students get 8 ECTS.