Formation and Organization of Limited Liability Companies

Formation and Organization of Corporations

Formation and Organization of Benefit Corporations

Formation and Organization of Nonprofit Corporations

Founders’ Pre-Formation Duties and Liabilities

Founders’ Relationships and Agreements

Sustainability and Entrepreneurship


Sustainable Leadership


Management Systems

Ethical Management

Project Management

Team Management

Organizational Design

Organizational Design

Organizational Design and Sustainability

Organizational Structure

Basic Models of Organizational Structure

Organizational Culture

Managing Organizational Culture

Organizational Culture and Sustainability

Strategic Planning

Introduction to Strategic Planning

Environmental Forces and Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning Process

Business Plan Preparation

Strategic Planning for Sustainable Development


Formation and Organization of Limited Liability Companies

Formation and Organization of Corporations

Formation and Organization of Benefit Corporations

Formation and Organization of Nonprofit Corporations

Sustainability and Corporate Governance

Compliance and Risk Management

Elements of Effective Compliance Programs

Compliance Audits

Risk Assessments

Records Retention

Contract Management


Sources of Capital

Organizing and Managing the Finance Function

Human Resources

Sustainable Human Resources Management

Product Development and Commerciclization

Traditional Product Development Process

Product Development for Global Markets

Lean Product and Customer Development

Sustainable Product Development

Technology Management

Management of Technology Activities

Sustainable Technology Management



Launching a New Business: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs


Practicing Leadership: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs


Practicing Management: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs

Organizational Design

Organizational Design: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs

Organizational Structure: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs

Organizational Culture

Organizational Culture: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs

Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs


Corporate Governance: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs

Board of Directors: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs

Sustainability and Corporate Governance: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs

Compliance and Risk Management

Compliance and Risk Management: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs


Finance: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs

Human Resources

Practicing Human Resources Management: A Guide for Sustainable Entrepreneurs

Product Development and Commercialization

Product Development and Commercialization: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs

Technology Management

Practicing Technology Management: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs

Intellectual Property: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs


Going Global: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs

Managing Growth and Change

Managing Growth and Change: A Handbook for Sustainable Entrepreneurs

Research Papers


Research on Entrepreneurship

Factors Influencing Entrepreneurial Activities

Innovation Clusters

Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries


History and Evolution of Leadership Studies

Cross-Cultural Leadership Studies


Introduction to Management Studies

Comparative Management Studies

Organizational Design

Organizational Studies

Designing the Organizational Structure

Organizational Culture

Organizational Culture


Introduction to Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance and Sustainability


Financial Systems

Human Resources

Cross-Cultural Human Resources Management Research

Product Development and Commercialization

Determinants of Product Innovation

Technology Management

Technology Management Studies


Cross-Cultural Studies

Managing Growth and Change

Growth Models for Emerging Companies

Regional and Country Studies

The Libraries of Resources for Sustainable Entrepreneurs that have been prepared by the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Project have drawn on research and advice from all parts of the world and include studies conducted in a number of different geographic regions and countries.  The Project has collected materials from the Libraries and organized them by “country clusters”, sometimes referred to as “societal clusters”, which include countries that are similar enough with respect to their legal, political and social environments to be reasonably grouped together.  These materials can be downloaded from the links below and the Project welcome indications of interest from volunteers willing and able to update and maintain the regional and country profiles and/or collaborate with the Project in developing local programs.  To learn more about country clusters, see Globalization: A Library of Resources for Sustainable Entrepreneurs.

United States

United Kingdom

Latin Europe

Germanic Europe

Nordic Europe

Eastern Europe

Confucian Asia

Southern Asia

Latin America


Middle East (Arab)

Developing Countries

Topical Surveys

Finance Global Survey (2017)

Globalization Global Survey (2017)

Governance Global Survey (2017)

Human Resources Global Survey (2017)

Leadership Global Survey (2017)

Management Global Survey (2017)

Organizational Culture Global Survey (2017)

Organizational Design Global Survey (2017)

Product Development Global Survey (2017)

Strategic Planning Global Survey (2017)

Technology Management Global Survey (2017)




Growth-Oriented Entrepreneurship

Sustainable Entrepreneurship


Sustainability and Corporate Governance (Forthcoming Fall 2018)


Alan Gutterman, the Founder Director of the Project, has created and maintains print publications and online databases distributed through Thomson Reuters that cover the full range of the business life cycle.  Information on these publications is available below and on Alan’s Thomson Reuters Legal Solutions author page and currently include the popular and innovative online Business Transactions Solution, available exclusively online through Westlaw; practice guides covering legal and regulatory compliance, technology management and transactions and strategic alliances; California Transactions Forms for Business Entities and Business Transactions; and Going Global: A Guide to Building an International Business. Westlaw users can access all of these items through the “Business Counselor” page on Westlaw.

Legal Compliance Checkups: Business Clients.  The questionnaire format of this multivolume work shows how to elicit answers, make a diagnosis, and recommend an efficient, safe course of action for your business clients. Each chapter provides business guidance in specific business activities, including forming contracts; buying and selling a business; franchising; operating in the global marketplace; counseling on insurance, pension, securities, and product liability issues; borrowing money; contracting with the government; and resolving patent, copyright, and trademark-related problems and issues. Topics include business organization, estate planning, labor relations, real estate, securities, patents, computer software, advertising warranties, environmental law, and transportation and distribution.  Features include showing how to assess the “legal health” of your clients and suggestions on how to apply the right remedies to legal pitfalls in your clients’ activities.

Business Counselor’s Law & Compliance Practice Manual offers in-house counsel, or outside counsel acting as the primary legal and compliance adviser to a company, a comprehensive set of materials on how to establish, manage, and grow the law and compliance function. You’ll benefit from the author’s insights based on over two decades of experience with internationally recognized law firms as a partner and senior counsel member. Topics covered include organizing and managing the law and compliance function; managing a company’s intellectual property rights; human resources; and international compliance issues. Other manual features include forms and checklists available in print and on CD-ROM.

Going Global: A Guide to Building an International Business addresses the important legal and business considerations of taking a business to the global level. It offers clear, concise advice on how to start doing business overseas, and how to build and manage that business as it grows. In addition, it provides guidance for counseling clients who engage in business with foreign entities. With an overview of U.S. and foreign legal political, legal, cultural, and regulatory matters, it is a one-stop reference for solutions to the issues involved in international commerce. This publication includes forms, checklists, and country-specific chapters.

Corporate Counsel’s Guide to Strategic Alliances provides information on structuring and analyzing strategic alliance deals and covers many topics including business valuation, intellectual property aspects, contractual considerations, distribution and manufacturing considerations, the impact of antitrust and competition laws, the regulation of the sale of goods, inbound technology transfers and investment law, investment considerations, law of business organizations, acquisition issues, formation of the joint venture, managing and operating the joint venture, termination of the joint venture. merger agreements and alternative dispute resolution.  This title also contains practice-tested forms such as due diligence checklists and questionnaires and nondisclosure agreements. Other basic forms are included relate to collaboration, negotiation topics and strategies, domestic and foreign laws and regulations, and more.

Corporate Counsel’s Guide to Technology Management and Transactions provides an excellent overview of the various types of intellectual property rights as well as solid advice on how to protect these valuable assets. Topics covered include patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and trademarks, intellectual property in the global marketplace, and general considerations in negotiating technology transactions. It also covers licensing agreements, research and development agreements, technology management, joint ventures, investment partnerships, computers and software, web site design and hosting agreements, Internet and online transactions, and much more. The forms are available on CD-ROM.

California Transactions Forms: Business Entities.  This set allows you to select the specific transaction form you need from more than 25 chapters of business law forms created specifically for California businesses. Coverage includes the formation and operation of corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, joint ventures, nonprofits, and cooperatives. Other topic areas include choice of business entity, strategic partnering relationships, and founders’ and promoters’ agreements. Additional forms cover articles of incorporation, corporate records, reports, and finance. Includes forms for sales of assets, mergers, and reorganizations, as well as dissolution and termination of partnerships. In addition to forms, this product includes summaries of cases, codes, and regulations, tax notes and discussions, checklists, and practice notes, observations, and cautions.

California Transactions Forms: Business Transactions. Compose the exact document you need with this comprehensive collection of business transaction forms created specifically for California businesses. Choose forms related to buying and selling a business, sales and other commercial transactions, or consumer leases. Find forms regarding Internet and online transactions, secured transactions and technology, entertainment, and employment contracts. Additional forms cover assignment, suretyship, and indemnity. This title also includes summaries of cases, codes, and regulations; tax notes and discussions; checklists; and practice notes, observations, and cautions.

Business Transactions Solution on Thomson Reuters Westlaw contains a transaction-based practice system for the life cycle of a business entity. Each transaction structures itself around a module design, including transaction summary, memorandum analysis, master forms needed to execute the transaction, commentary analyzing every clause or provision of the form, drafting and review checklists, and specialty forms. The unlimited-use subscription provides regular updates, including new master forms, commentary, checklists, specialty forms and additional practice tools.  Chapters on Business Transaction Solution are organized and maintained in the following categories:

Planning and Launching New Businesses

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Selecting Form of Business Entity
  • Estate Planning
  • Founders’ Relationships and Agreements
  • Strategic Planning
  • Leadership Styles and Practices
  • Management Styles and Practices
  • Organizational Design and Structure
  • Organizational Culture

Formation and Operation of Business Entities

  • Corporations
  • Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Other Methods for Conducting Business Activities


  • Corporate Governance
  • Governance Codes and Policies
  • Board of Directors
  • Board Committees
  • Executive Team

Product Development and Commercialization

  • Product Development
  • Purchasing
  • Manufacturing
  • Sales and Distribution
  • Product Service and Support Agreements
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Franchising

Business Transactions

  • Contract Formation and Administration
  • Services
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Personal Property
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • E-Commerce and Internet Transactions
  • Consumer Transactions


  • Introduction to Finance
  • Equity Financing
  • Debt Financing
  • Securities Law Compliance
  • Venture Capital
  • Commercial Debt Financing

Human Resources and Employment Law

  • Human Resources
  • Employment Agreements
  • Executive Compensation and Benefits
  • Stock Incentive Plans and Agreements
  • Employee Law Compliance
  • Independent Contractors
  • Employee Handbooks and Policies

Technology Management and Transactions

  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Technology Management
  • Technology Transactions

Compliance and Risk Management

  • Compliance Programs
  • Internal Investigations
  • Compliance Audits
  • Risk Assessments
  • Contract Management
  • Records Retention
  • Privacy and Data Security

Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances

  • Structuring and Negotiating Joint Ventures
  • Formation of the Joint Venture
  • Managing and Operating the Joint Venture
  • Termination of the Joint Venture
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Corporate Partnering

Going Global

  • Launching and Managing Global Business Activities
  • Global Compliance Programs
  • Selling in Foreign Markets
  • Purchasing in Foreign Markets
  • Foreign Investment Activities

Going and Being Public

  • Registered Public Offerings
  • Underwriting and Distribution Arrangements
  • Reporting Companies

Acquisitions and Divestitures

  • Buying and Selling Businesses
  • Due Diligence and Valuations
  • Preliminary Negotiations and Letters of Intent
  • Purchases and Sales of Assets
  • Purchases and Sales of Ownership Interests
  • Mergers

Business Restructuring and Terminations

  • Workouts and Business Bankruptcies
  • Dissolution and Liquidation of Business Entities

Law Firm and Law Department Management

  • Collecting Information on Prospective Clients
  • Establishing the Attorney-Client Relationship
  • Building and Managing Client Relationships
  • Law Firm Management
  • Law Department Management
  • Professional Development and Training