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Corporate, Securities & Finance Law eJournals

ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 7 Jul 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 81,486 Theory of the Firm: Managerial Behavior, Agency Costs and Ownership Structure
Michael C. Jensen and William H. Meckling
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc. and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Date posted to database: 19 Jul 1998
Last Revised: 18 May 2013
2 28,196 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 Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc.
Date posted to database: 29 Nov 1998
Last Revised: 14 Aug 2006
4 23,201 The Subprime Crisis: Cause, Effect and Consequences
Richard Christopher Whalen
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Date posted to database: 2 Apr 2008
Last Revised: 17 Jun 2008
5 20,657 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
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc., 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 17,249 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
8 May 2015 through 7 Jul 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 671 Ten Seldom Discussed Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Facts that You Need to Know
Mike Koehler
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Date posted to database: 4 May 2015
Last Revised: 4 May 2015
2 559 Berkshire's Disintermediation: Buffett's New Managerial Model 
Lawrence A. Cunningham
George Washington University
Date posted to database: 7 May 2015
Last Revised: 13 Jun 2015
3 430 Strategic News Bundling and Privacy Breach Disclosures
Sebastien Gay
University of Chicago - Department of Economics
Date posted to database: 22 May 2015
Last Revised: 6 Jul 2015
4 377 Some Key Things U.S. Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the Law and Lawyers
Lawrence J. Trautman, Anthony J. Luppino and Malika Simmons
American University, University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law and University of Missouri - Kansas City Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Date posted to database: 17 May 2015
Last Revised: 2 Jun 2015
5 329 Corporate Social Responsibility and Tax Planning: Not by Rules Alone
Hans Gribnau
Tilburg University (the Netherlands), Fiscal Institute and the Center for Company Law
Date posted to database: 26 May 2015
Last Revised: 16 Jun 2015
6 279 Board Reforms and Firm Value: Worldwide Evidence
Larry Fauver, Mingyi Hung, Xi Li and Alvaro G. Taboada
University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Department of Finance, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) and University of Tennessee
Date posted to database: 19 May 2015
Last Revised: 8 Jun 2015
7 258 The Gordon Gekko Effect: The Role of Culture in the Financial Industry
Andrew W. Lo
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Date posted to database: 8 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 8 Jun 2015
8 257 Two Cheers for Corporate Experimentation: The A/B Illusion and the Virtues of Data-Driven Innovation
Michelle N. Meyer
Union Graduate College - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Bioethics Program
Date posted to database: 14 May 2015
Last Revised: 14 May 2015
9 239 Teaching Compliance
D. Daniel Sokol
University of Florida - Levin College of Law
Date posted to database: 11 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 11 Jun 2015
10 108 Regulating the Financial Cycle: An Integrated Approach with a Leverage Ratio
Dirk Schoenmaker and Peter Wierts
Duisenberg School of Finance and De Nederlandsche Bank
Date posted to database: 19 May 2015
Last Revised: 19 May 2015





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