Harwell Wells

Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law

Professor of Law

1719 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (21)

1.

The Cycles of Corporate Social Responsibility: An Historical Retrospective for the Twenty-First Century

U. Kan. L. Rev., Vol. 51, p. 77-140, 2002
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 18 Apr 2008
Harwell Wells
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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corporate social responsibility, corporations, history, Adolf Berle, CSR

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The Birth of Corporate Governance

Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 33, No. 4, p. 1247, 2010, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper, No. 2010-12
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 30 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2010
Harwell Wells
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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U.S. Executive Compensation in Historical Perspective

RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION, Hill et al., eds., Elgar Press, 2011, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-19
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 05 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2011
Harwell Wells
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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executive compensation, history

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Executive Pay: What Worked?

Journal of Corporation Law, Forthcoming, UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper No. 16-11, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 38/2016, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-37
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 21 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2016
Steven A. Bank, Brian R. Cheffins and Harwell Wells
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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Tax, Corporate Governance, Executive Compensation, CEO compensation Reform

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The Life (and Death?) of Corporate Waste

Washington and Lee Law Review, Vol. 74, (Forthcoming), Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-58
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 02 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2017
Harwell Wells
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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corporations, corporate waste, executive compensation, fiduciary duties, good faith, ultra vires

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Executive Compensation in the Courts: Board Capture, Optimal Contracting, and Officers' Fiduciary Duties

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 95, 2011, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-10, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-5
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 18 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2011
Vanderbilt University - Law SchoolVanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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executive compensation, board capture, courts, fiduciary duties, optimal contracting

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'No Man can be Worth $1,000,000 a Year': The Fight Over Executive Compensation in 1930s America

University of Richmond Law Review, Vol. 44, p. 689, January 2010, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-36
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 27 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2010
Harwell Wells
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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corporate governance, managers, executives, disclosure, executive compensation, 1930s

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Questioning 'Law and Finance': US Stock Market Development, 1930-70

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 14/2012, UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper No. 12-14
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 07 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2012
Brian R. Cheffins, Steven A. Bank and Harwell Wells
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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law and finance, corporate law, Delaware, stock market, securities regulation

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The Rise of the Close Corporation and the Making of Corporation Law

Berkeley Business Law Journal, Vol. 5, 2008 , Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-65
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 13 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 09 May 2008
Harwell Wells
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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corporation, partnership, close corporation, history

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Shareholder Protection Across Time

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 17/2015, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-24
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 18 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 16 May 2015
Brian R. Cheffins, Steven A. Bank and Harwell Wells
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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corporate law, shareholder protection, leximetrics, regulatory competition

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The Race to the Bottom Recalculated: Scoring Corporate Law Over Time

UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper No. 14-10, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 261/2014, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 54/2014, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-38
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 04 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2014
Brian R. Cheffins, Steven A. Bank and Harwell Wells
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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corporate law, state jurisdictions, incorporation, shareholder protection

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'Corporation Law is Dead': Heroic Managerialism, the Cold War, and the Puzzle of Corporation Law at the Height of the American Century

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, Vol. 15, 2013, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-39
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 08 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 05 Oct 2012
Harwell Wells
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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Corporation Law, Corporations, Bayless Manning, Legal History, Managerialism

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A Long View of Shareholder Power: From the Antebellum Corporation to the Twenty-First Century

67 Florida Law Review, 2015 Forthcoming, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-04
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 01 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2015
Harwell Wells
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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corporations, shareholders, shareholder activism, institutional investors, corporate history, business history

14.

Law and History by Numbers: Use, But with Care

ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 230/2013, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 50/2013, UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper 13-21, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-47
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 03 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2013
Brian R. Cheffins, Steven A. Bank and Harwell Wells
University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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Corporate law, corporate governance, law and finance, empirical legal scholarship, leximetrics, anti-director rights index, anti-self-dealing index, competitive federalism

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The End of the Affair? Anti-Dueling Laws and Social Norms in Antebellum America

Vand. L. Rev., Vol. 54, pp. 1805-1847, 2001
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 18 Apr 2008
Harwell Wells
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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dueling, social norms, history, shaming

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The Modernization of Corporation Law, 1920-1940

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, Vol. 11, 2009, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-10
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 29 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 05 Mar 2009
Harwell Wells
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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corporation law, state competition, charter competition, federalism, Delaware, legal history, race-to-the-top, race-to-the-bottom

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Shareholder Meetings and Freedom Rides: The Story of Peck v Greyhound

Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2021-29
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 28 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2021
Harwell Wells
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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corporate, securities, financial law, interdisciplinary, shareholders, legal history

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The Personification of the Partnership

74 Van. L. Rev. __ (Forthcoming 2021), Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2021-20
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 04 May 2021 Last Revised: 11 May 2021
Harwell Wells
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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partnership, legal person, aggregate, entity, legal history, Uniform Partnership Act

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Democracy and Dysfunction: Rural Electrical Cooperatives and the Surprising Persistence of the Separation of Ownership and Control

Alabama Law Review, Vol. 69, 2018, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Research Paper No. 3155466, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 18-25, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-18
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 04 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2018
Vanderbilt University - Accounting, Vanderbilt University - Law SchoolVanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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new deal corporate governance rules, rural electrical cooperatives (rec), consumer cooperatives, entity governance, owner voting

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'All Lawyers are Somewhat Suspect': Adolf A. Berle and the Modern Legal Profession

42 Seattle University Law Review 641 (2019), Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-24
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 27 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 02 Aug 2019
Harwell Wells
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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Berle, Corporate Law, Law Firm, Legal Profession, Legal History

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'Introduction' to the Research Handbook on the History of Corporate and Company Law (Edward Elgar: 2018)

Research Handbook on the History of Corporate and Company Law (Edward Elgar: 2018), Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 27 Jun 2019
Harwell Wells
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
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Corporation Law, Company Law, Legal History, Business History