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ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 18 Sep 2014

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1 81,486 Theory of the Firm: Managerial Behavior, Agency Costs and Ownership Structure
Michael C. Jensen and William H. Meckling
Harvard Business School and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Date posted to database: 19 Jul 1998
Last Revised: 18 May 2013
2 26,995 What Matters in Corporate Governance?
Lucian A. Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Allen Ferrell
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 21 Sep 2004
Last Revised: 17 Apr 2009
3 25,517 Separation of Ownership and Control
Eugene F. Fama and Michael C. Jensen
University of Chicago - Finance and Harvard Business School
Date posted to database: 29 Nov 1998
Last Revised: 14 Aug 2006
4 22,617 The Subprime Crisis: Cause, Effect and Consequences
Christopher Whalen
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Date posted to database: 2 Apr 2008
Last Revised: 17 Jun 2008
5 19,415 Remuneration: Where We've Been, How We Got to Here, What are the Problems, and How to Fix Them
Michael C. Jensen, Kevin J. Murphy and Eric G. Wruck
Harvard Business School, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business and Ohio State University (OSU) - Fisher College of Business
Date posted to database: 5 Jul 2004
Last Revised: 23 Sep 2004
6 15,751 Economic Consequences of Financial Reporting and Disclosure Regulation: A Review and Suggestions for Future Research
Christian Leuz and Peter D. Wysocki
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University of Miami - School of Business Administration
Date posted to database: 13 Mar 2008
Last Revised: 7 May 2008
7 14,220 Corporate Governance and Equity Prices
Paul A. Gompers, Joy L. Ishii and Andrew Metrick
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Yale School of Management
Date posted to database: 12 Sep 2001
Last Revised: 22 Jan 2009
8 14,026 Executive Compensation
Kevin J. Murphy
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Date posted to database: 19 May 1999
Last Revised: 30 Oct 2001
9 13,197 Board Models in Europe - Recent Developments of Internal Corporate Governance Structures in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy
Klaus J. Hopt and Patrick C. Leyens
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law and University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics, Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 20 Jan 2004
Last Revised: 28 Feb 2006
10 12,352 A Stakeholder Approach to Strategic Management
R. Edward Freeman and John McVea
University of Virginia (UVA) - Darden School of Business and University of Virginia (UVA) - Darden School of Business
Date posted to database: 16 Mar 2001
Last Revised: 27 Jun 2001

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
20 Jul 2014 through 18 Sep 2014

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1 2,985 'Competitiveness' Has Nothing to Do With It
Edward D. Kleinbard
USC Gould School of Law
Date posted to database: 7 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 11 Sep 2014
2 461 The Siren Song of Unlimited Contractual Freedom
Leo E. Strine and J. Travis Laster
Government of the State of Delaware - Supreme Court of Delaware and Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware
Date posted to database: 18 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 30 Aug 2014
3 386 Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values (Chapter 8)
Lawrence A. Cunningham
George Washington University
Date posted to database: 30 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 14 Sep 2014
4 380 After the Deal: Fannie, Freddie and the Financial Crisis Aftermath
Steven Davidoff Solomon and David T. Zaring
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of Pennsylvania - Legal Studies Department
Date posted to database: 15 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 1 Sep 2014
5 349 Market Structure and Political Law: A Taxonomy of Power
Zephyr Teachout and Lina Khan
Fordham University School of Law and Yale University - Law School
Date posted to database: 3 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 7 Sep 2014
6 335 Bitcoin Myths and Facts
Campbell R. Harvey
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
Date posted to database: 16 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 19 Aug 2014
7 318 Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring: Types, Regulation, and Patterns of Practice
John C. Coates, IV
Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 8 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 12 Aug 2014
8 255 Rethinking Compliance
Anne Riley and D. Daniel Sokol
Independent and University of Florida - Levin College of Law
Date posted to database: 5 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 3 Sep 2014
9 226 The JOBS Act and Information Uncertainty in IPO Firms
Mary E. Barth, Wayne R. Landsman and Daniel J. Taylor
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Date posted to database: 15 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 29 Jul 2014
10 226 Public Pressure and Corporate Tax Behavior
Scott Dyreng, Jeffrey L. Hoopes and Jaron H. Wilde
Duke University, Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Accounting & Management Information Systems and University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business
Date posted to database: 1 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 11 Sep 2014





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