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General Analysis and Commentary

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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.


De Roo, Koen. 2016. Directors' Fiduciary Duties Beyond the Nation State, Forthcoming, Ars Aequi (2016).

Eiser, Arnold R, and Robert I Field. 2016. Can Benefit Corporations Redeem the Pharmaceutical Industry?, The American journal of medicine.

Jett, Quintus, and Arturo E Osorio. 2016. The Public Good in the Accountability of Businesses, Problem Solving with the Private Sector: A Public Solutions Handbook: 156.

Mandiberg, James M. 2016. Social Enterprise in Mental Health: An Overview, Journal of Policy Practice, 15: 5-24.

Reilly, Thom. 2016. Are Social Enterprises Viable Models for Funding Nonprofits?, Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance: 1-5.

Schatz, Robin D. 2016. Issue: Social Entrepreneurship Expert Views: Q&A: Catherine Clark on Impact Investing, SAGE Business Researcher. 

Tkachenko, Viktoria, Nikki Lee-Wingate, and Elena Cahill. 2016. Benefit Corporations and Certified B Corporations: Which is More Beneficial for a Socially Responsible Entrepreneur?.

Yosifon, David G. 2016. Opting Out of Shareholder Primacy: Is the Public Benefit Corporation Trivial?, Available at SSRN. 


André, R., 2015. Benefit Corporations at a Crossroads: As Lawyers Weigh in, Companies Weigh Their Options. Business Horizons 58, 243-252.

Cetindamar, D., 2015. Organizations with purpose: Benefit corporations, Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), 2015 Portland International Conference on, pp. 28-32.

Chen, X., Kelly, T.F., 2015. B-Corps–A Growing Form of Social Enterprise: Tracing Their Progress and Assessing Their Performance. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies 22, 102-114.

El Khatib, K., 2015. The Harms of the Benefit Corporation. American University Law Review 65, 151-189.

Grosvenor, A., 2015. The Nuts and Bolts of Establishing a B Corporation. New Hampshire Business Review 37, 26.

M. Tu, Q., 2015. The Benefit Corporation: A New Entity for Community Service and Leadership. Woman Advoc. 20.

Markiewicz, D., 2015. How a "B-corporation" Can Benefit You. ISHN 49, 28-28,30.

Robson, R., 2015. A New Look at Benefit Corporations: Game Theory and Game Changer. American Business Law Journal 52, 501-555.

Strine, Leo E. 2015. The Dangers of Denial: The Need for a Clear-Eyed Understanding of the Power and Accountability Structure Established by the Delaware General Corporation Law, Wake Forest Law Review: 15-08.


Callison, J.W., 2014. Benefit Corporations, Innovation, and Statutory Design. Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law 22, 239-260.

Hemphill, T.A., Cullari, F., 2014. The Benefit Corporation: Statutory Barriers to Adoption. Regulation 37, 7-9.

Hickman, L. B., John; Hickman, Kent. 2014. Explaining the Location of Mission- Driven Businesses. Journal of Corporate Citizenship(55).

McFarland, R., 2014. Social Purpose Corporation: Doing Business with a Conscience, The. NWLawyer 68, 22-27.

Montgomery, J., 2014. The Benefit Corporation. Humanist 74, 19-21.

Murray, D., 2014. Putting value into profit. Habitat Australia 42, 25-25.

Sanders, B. O. B. 2014. Beneficial Change. New Hampshire Business Review, 36(8), 4. 

Revolutionizing the Nonprofit Sector Through Social Entrepreneurship (link unavailable)

Stecker, M.J., 2014. Revolutionizing the Nonprofit Sector Through Social Entrepreneurship. Journal of Economic Issues 48, 349-357.

Tu, Q.M., 2014. The Benefit Corporation: A New Entity for Community Service and Leadership. WomanAdvoc. 20, 7-8.

Wilburn, K., Wilburn, R., 2014. The Double Bottom Line: Profit and Social Benefit.. Business Horizons 57, 11-20.


Blount, J., Offei-Danso, K., 2013. The Benefit Corporation: A Questionable Solution to a Non-Existent Problem. St. Mary's Law Journal 44, 617-670.

Breggin, L.K., 2013. Why Benefit Corps May Matter. Environmental Forum 30, 10-10.

Brousseau-Gauthier, F., Brousseau, Y., 2013. A Heritage Economy: Business Model Innovation for Economic Wealth, Social Well-Being, and Environmental Health. Technology Innovation Management Review 3, 32-37.

Grant, J.K., 2013. When Making Money and Making a Sustainable and Societal Difference Collide: Will Benefit Corporations Succeed or Fail? Indiana Law Review 46, 581-602.

NACD Directorship, 2013. The Benefits of Being a B Corp. NACD Directorship 39, 35-35.

Plerhoples, A.E., 2013. Representing Social Enterprise. Clinical L. Rev. 20, 215-266.


Colander, D., 2012. Solving Society's Problems from the Bottom Up: For-Benefit Enterprises. Challenge 55, 69-85.

Esposito, R. T., 2012. The Social Enterprise Revolution in Corporate Law: A Primer onEmerging Corporate Entities in Europe and the United States and the Case forthe Benefit Corporation. William & Mary Business Law Review, Vol. 4(Issue 2), p639-714.

Katz, R.A.P., Antony, 2012. Sustainable Business The 2012 Randolph W. Thrower Symposium: Innovation for the Modern Era: Law, Policy, and Legal Practice in a Changing World. Emory L.J. 62, 851-884.

Poltenson, N., 2012. Benefit Corporations: Redefining Success in Business. The Business Journal - Central New York 26, 1.

Underberg, M.A., 2012. Benefit Corporations vs. "Regular" Corporations: A Harmful Dichotomy. Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.


Brakman, Reiser, D., 2011. Benefit Corporations-A Sustainable Form of Organization? Wake Forest Law Review 46, 591-625.

Clark, W. H. J. B., Elizabeth K., 2011. How Benefit Corporations are Redefining the Purpose of BusinessCorporations Business Organizations: When Business Purpose Disappears. Wm. Mitchell L. Rev., 38, 817-851.

Markham, D.G., 2011. The Not (Just) for Profit: The Social Purpose Corporation Concept, The. Wash. St. B. News 65, 28-31


Tolbert, S.H., Moore, G.D., Wood, C.P., 2010. Not-For-Profit Organizations And For-Profit Businesses: Perceptions And Reality. Journal of Business & Economics Research 8, 141-153.​​​