General Analysis and Commentary


Afsharipour, Afra. 2017. ‘Redefining Corporate Purpose: An International Perspective‘, Seattle University Law Review, 40: 27.

Anechiarico, Frank. 2017. ‘Accountability and the Reform of Legal Corruption‘, Legal but Corrupt: A New Perspective on Public Ethics: 121.

Chafkin, M, & Cao, J 2017, ‘Leave My Etsy Alone‘, Bloomberg Businessweek, 4523, pp. 48-53.

Collins, Jane L. 2017. ‘Benefit Corporations: Reimagining Corporate Responsibility.’ in, The Politics of Value (University of Chicago Press Economics Books).

Deffenbaugh, R 2017, ‘DanoneWave launched as country’s largest public-benefit corp‘, Westchester County Business Journal, 53, 18, p. 5

Friar, John H., and Wendy D. Vittori. 2017. ‘The Pharos Project: Solving the Building Materials Toxicity Challenge‘, Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, 41: 131-41.

Koehn, Daryl, and Michael Hannigan. 2017. ‘Are Benefit Corporations Truly Beneficial?‘, Business and Professional Ethics Journal.

Stubbs, W 2017, ‘Sustainable Entrepreneurship and B Corps‘, Business Strategy & The Environment (John Wiley & Sons, Inc), 26, 3, pp. 331-344.


Alexander, Frederick. 2016. ‘Delaware Public Benefit Corporations: Widening the Fiduciary Aperture to Broaden the Corporate Mission‘, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, 28: 66-74.

Azgad-Tromer, Shlomit. 2016. ‘The Virtuous Corporation: On Corporate Social Motivation and Law‘.

Ball, Alina S. 2016. ‘Social Enterprise Governance‘, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, 18: 919.

Blumkin, Tomer, Yoram Y Margalioth, Efraim Sadka, and Adi Sharoni. 2016. ‘The Signaling Role of Charitable Contributions by Businesses: A Tax Policy Perspective‘.

Brest, Paul. 2016. ‘Reconciling Corporate Social Responsibility and Profitability: Guidelines for the Conscientious Manager.’ in Chiara Cordelli Ron Reich, and Lucy Bernholz (ed.), Philanthropy in Democratic Societies: History, Institutions, Values.

Brown, Summer. 2016. ‘Benefit Corporations: A Case Study in the Issues of Implementation and Adoption of the Fastest Growing Business Form in the United States‘, Business and Professional Ethics Journal.

Busenitz, Lowell W, Mark P Sharfman, David M Townsend, and Jason A Harkins. 2016. ‘The emergence of dual-identity social entrepreneurship: Its boundaries and limitations‘, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, 7: 25-48.

Calò, Francesca, and Simon Teasdale. 2016. ‘9. Governing the zoo.‘ in Elizabeth A.M. Searing and Cassady V. Brewer Dennis R. Young (ed.), The Social Enterprise Zoo: A Guide for Perplexed Scholars, Entrepreneurs, Philanthropists, Leaders, Investors, and Policymakers (Edward Elgar Publishing Limited).

Casciani, Matthew. 2016. ‘It’s More Than a Business: The Rise of B Corporations, a More Sustainable Business Model‘, Texas Christian University Fort Worth, Texas.

Chmael II, George, and John Griffin. 2016. ‘Bringing the B to Baltimore‘.

Collins, Jane L. 2016. ‘Expanding the labor theory of value‘, Dialectical Anthropology, 40: 103-23.

Cox, Geoffrey M. 2016. ‘A New Model for Higher Education‘, Public Administration Review, 76: 760-61.

Dale, John, and David Kyle. 2016. ‘Smart Humanitarianism: Re-imagining Human Rights in the Age of Enterprise‘, Critical Sociology: 0896920516640041.

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

Dorff, Michael B. 2016. ‘Why Public Benefit Corporations?‘.

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

Falsarone, Alessia. 2016. ‘Delivering Mission-Driven Shareholder Value: The PBC Balancing Act‘, NACD Directorship, 42: 56-58.

Fierro, Rita S, Dale Miller Hill, and Jennifer Johnson. 2016. ‘Benefit Corporations and Measures of Social Impact: Evaluation Insight, Opportunities, and Limitations‘.

Fomcenco, Alex. 2016. ‘Evolution of Corporate Essence: Public Benefit Corporation‘, European Business Law Review, 27: 377-91.

Franklin, Eric. 2016. ‘A Rational Approach to Business Entity Choice‘.

Geraci, J, & Chavez, C 2016, ‘To Innovate, Think Like a 19th-Century Barn Raiser‘, Harvard Business Review Digital Articles, pp. 2-4.

Goldschein, Perry, and Paul Miesing. 2016. ‘How Benefit Corporations Effectively Enhance Corporate Responsibility‘, Business and Professional Ethics Journal.

Hacker, Michael. 2016. ‘Profit, People, Planet, and Perversion: The Need for Attorney General Enforcement in Benefit Corporation Legislation‘.

Hiller, Janine S, Scott Shackelford, and Xiao Ma. 2016. ‘The Firm As Common Pool Resource: Unpacking the Rise of Benefit Corporations‘.

Houlahan, Bart, and Dan Osusky. 2016. ‘Introducing B Corporations to the Higher Education Community‘, Higher Learning Research Communications, 6: 15-19.

Hunt, Sharon, and James Mattson. 2016. ‘Compassionate capitalism, the workplace, and social capital.’ in, Social Capital and Community Well-Being (Springer).

Joseph Cordes, Nathan Dietz, C. Eugene Steuerle, and Erica Broadus. 2016. ‘New ways of Creating social value: Hybrids and Impact Investing.’ in C. Eugene Steuerle Elizabeth T. Boris (ed.), Nonprofits and Government: Collaboration and Conflict (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers / Urban Institute).

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

Maretich, Marta Marie, Jed Emerson, and Alex James Nicholls. 2016. ‘Governing for Impact: Managing Mission-Driven Organizations Through Stages of Growth and Investment’, Saïd Business School WP, 9.

Minor, Dylan. 2016. ‘The Organization of Non-Market Strategy.’ in, Strategy Beyond Markets (Emerald Group Publishing Limited).

Moore, Marc T. 2016. ‘A Necessary Social Evil: The Indispensability of the Shareholder Value Corporation‘.

Muro, M 2016, ‘Entrepreneurs Take On Manufacturing‘, Harvard Business Review Digital Articles, pp. 2-4,

Osorio, Quintus Jett and Arturo E. 2016. ‘The Public Good in the Accountability of Businesses: The Functions and Uses of Benefit Corporations.‘ in Daniel E Bromberg (ed.), Problem Solving with the Private Sector: A Public Solutions Handbook (Routledge).

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.