Salmond and corporate theory

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Farrar, J. H. (2007). Salmond and corporate theory. Victoria University of Wellington law review, 38(4), 925-934.

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Salmond's corporate theory was strongly influenced by Maitland and the German jurists of the late Nineteenth century. He did not receive their views uncritically and formulated his own theories in a pragmatic manner. His views on corporate theory and the State have been influential. As a judge he applied orthodox principles and made a useful analysis of the corporate constitution as it then existed.


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