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Below, you'll find a selection of academic articles with links to sources where the articles may be available for free download or accessible via academic database.  Articles may also be available elsewhere depending on database subscriptions and journals available to the user.

Articles are listed by the most recent year, then alphabetically by author.


André, Rae. 2016. Who Should Define the "Social" in "Social Enterprise" — Elected Governments or Partnered Corporations?, Management Teaching Review: 2379298116653227.

Bromberg, Daniel E. 2016. Problem Solving with the Private Sector: A Public Solutions Handbook (Routledge).

Jonsen, Richard Harvey. 2016. Other-constituency theories and firm governance: is the benefit corporation sufficient?, Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion: 1-16.

Morrissy, Sam. 2016. Benefit corporations: A Sophisticated and Worthy Reform, Governance Directions, 68: 24.

Segrestin, Blanche, Kevin Levillain, and Armand Hatchuel. 2016. Purpose-driven Corporations: How Corporate Law Reorders the Field of Corporate Governance. In European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM 2016).

Stecker, Michelle J. 2016. Awash in a Sea of Confusion: Benefit Corporations, Social Enterprise, and the Fear of "Greenwashing", Journal of Economic Issues, 50: 373-81. 


Blount, J., Nunley, P., 2015. Social Enterprise, Corporate Objectives, and the Corporate Governance Narrative. American Business Law Journal 52, 201-254.

Greenfield, Kent. 2015. A Skeptic's View of Benefit Corporations, Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review, 1.

Lan, G., 2015. Benefit Corporations: A Persisting and Heightened Conflict for Directors Essays, Journal of Law, Business & Ethics.  21, 113-124.

Mayer, Colin. 2015. '10. Conceiving Corporate Commitment: Creation and Confirmation, Research Handbook on Shareholder Power: 211.

Mayer, Colin. 2015. Reinventing the Corporation, Journal of the British Academy, 4: 53-51.


Burke, R.B., Samuel P., 2014. Sustainability in the Boardroom: Reconsidering Fiduciary Duty under Revlon in the Wake of Public Benefit Corporation Legislation. Va. L. & Bus. Rev. 8, 59-84.

Ebrahim, A., Battilana, J., Mair, J., 2014. The governance of social enterprises: Mission drift and accountability challenges in hybrid organizations. Research in Organizational Behavior 34, 81-100.

Hasler, J. E., 2014. Contracting for Good: How Benefit Corporations Empower Investors and Redefine Shareholder Value. Virginia Law Review, 100(6), 1279-1322.

Hemphill, T.A., Cullari, F., 2014. The Benefit Corporation: Corporate Governance and the For-profit Social Entrepreneur. Business & Society Review (00453609) 119, 519-536.

McDonnell, B.H., 2014. Committing to Doing Good and Doing Well: Fiduciary Duty in Benefit Corporations. Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law 20, 19-72.

Strine, L.E.J., 2014. Making It Easier for Directors to Do the Right Thing. Harv. Bus. L. Rev. 4, 235-254.

Should Directors Owe Duties to Stakeholders Other than Shareholders?, 2014. Governance Directions, 66(11), 659-659.


Clark Jr, W.H., 2013. What "Benefit Corporations" Mean for Governance. Corporate Board 34, 18-22.

Groshoff, D., 2013. Contrepreneurship? Examining Social Enterprise Legislation's Feel-Good Governance Giveaway. University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law 16.

Loewenstein, M.J., 2013. Benefit Corporations: A Challenge in Corporate Governance. Business Lawyer 68, 1007-1038.    

Painter-Morland, M., 2013. The Relationship between Identity Crises and Crises of Control. Journal of Business Ethics, 114(1), 1-14. doi:10.1007/s10551-013-1670-x

Peirce, S.A., 2013. Adding 'Public Benefit' to the Bankruptcy Mix Raises Thorny Issues. Journal of Corporate Renewal 26, 24-26.


Munch, S., Westaway, K.S., Dirk, 2012. Improving the Benefit Corporation: How Traditional Governance Mechanisms Can Enhance the Innovative New Business Form. Nw. J. L. & Soc. Pol'y 7, [i]-195.

Murray, J.H., Callison, J.W., 2012. Defending Patagonia: Mergers and Acquisitions with Benefit Corporations (March 28, 2013). Hastings Bus. L.J. 9, 485-516.

Callison, J.W., 2012. Putting New Sheets on a Procrustean Bed: How Benefit Corporations Address Fiduciary Duties, the Dangers Created, and Suggestions for Change Symposium Articles.

Chu, J., 2012. Filling a Nonexistent Gap: Benefit Corporations and the Myth of Shareholder Wealth Maximization. Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal 22, 155-191.

Clark Jr, W.H., Babson, E.K., 2012. How Benefit Corporations Are Redefining the Purpose of Business Corporations. William Mitchell Law Review 38, 817-851.

Cohen, E., 2012. Benefit Expenses: How the Benefit Corporation's Social Purpose Changes the Ordinary and Necessary Note. Wm. & Mary Bus. L. Rev. 4, 269-308.


Lacovara, C., 2011. Strange Creatures: A Hybrid Approach to Fiduciary Duty in Benefit Corporations. Copyright (c) 2011 The Columbia Business Law Review Columbia Business Law Review, COLUM. BUS. L. REV, pp. 815-880.


Mickels, A., 2009. Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility: Reconciling the Ideals of a for-Benefit Corporation with Director Fiduciary Duties in the U.S. and Europe Note. Hastings Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 32, 271-304.


Lee, D.P., 2003. The Business Judgment Rule: Should It Protect Nonprofit Directors? Columbia Law Review 103, 925-968.​​