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nexus

[′nek·səs]
(communications)
A connection or interconnection of a communications system, such as a data link or a network of branches and nodes.
(physiology)

nexus

(1) (Nexus) A line of pure Android phones and tablets endorsed by Google. See Google Nexus.

(2) (Nexus) A line of network switches from Cisco.

(3) (Nexis) A legal database. See LexisNexis.

(4) A connecting point or bond between two entities.

(5) A software module in the Windows security platform (see NGSCB).
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Komhauser, The Nexus of Contracts Approach to Corporations: A Comment on Easterbrook and Fischel, 89 COLUM.
The fallback position of contractarian scholars is that the nexus of contracts model is not a literal claim.
At least, his work has demonstrated agreement with the descriptive and the normative aspects of the nexus of contracts theory.
We read The Rise of the Uncorporation, however, as a refutation of the descriptive part of the nexus of contracts theory, at least as applied to the twenty-first century corporation.
Not only is this valid from a 'nexus of contracts' or 'social institutions' perspective, but, by recognising the extent of employees' lent capital, management is in effect tapping into the employees' sense of ownership of the firm.
This construction of entitlements, we suggest, is theoretically consistent with the influential 'nexus of contracts' and 'social institutions' models of the company.