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1.

Agency Cost of Free Cash Flow, Corporate Finance, and Takeovers

American Economic Review, Vol. 76, No. 2, May 1986
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 25 Mar 1999
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Business School
Downloads 46,604
2.

The Nature of Man

Michael C. Jensen, FOUNDATIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY, Harvard University Press, 1998, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 4-19, Summer 1994
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 24 Nov 1997 Last Revised: 18 May 2013
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Business School and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Downloads 35,466
3.

Corporate Governance and Firm Performance

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 27 Sep 2004
Working Paper Series
Temple University - Department of Accounting and Kennesaw State University
Downloads 31,191
4.

Strength in Numbers: How Does Data-Driven Decisionmaking Affect Firm Performance?

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 24 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2011
Working Paper Series
Stanford, University of Pennsylvania - Operations & Information Management Department and MIT - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 24,952
5.

Self Interest, Altruism, Incentives, and Agency Theory

Michael C. Jensen, FOUNDATIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY, Harvard University Press, 1998; Journal Of Applied Corporate Finance, Summer 1994
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 05 Oct 1994
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Business School
Downloads 19,941
6.

Specific and General Knowledge and Organizational Structure

Michael C. Jensen, FOUNDATIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY, Harvard University Press, 1998, CONTRACT ECONOMICS, pp. 251-274, Lars Werin and Hans Wijkander, eds., Blackwell, Oxford, 1992, Journal Of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 8, No. 2, Summer 1995
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 01 Sep 1995 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2011
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Business School and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Downloads 16,818
7.

What is Corporate Law?

Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 300
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 27 Jul 2004 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2017
Accepted Paper Series
Yale University - Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 14,370
8.

Comparing the Decision Styles of American, Chinese and Japanese Business Leaders

Best Paper Proceedings of Academy of Management Meetings, Washington, DC, August 2001
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 19 Dec 2006
Accepted Paper Series
City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - Department of Management Sciences
Downloads 14,079
9.

The Modern Industrial Revolution, Exit, and the Failure of Internal Control Systems

Michael C. Jensen, A THEORY OF THE FIRM: GOVERNANCE, RESIDUAL CLAIMS AND ORGANIZATIONAL FORMS, Harvard University Press, December 2000; Journal of Finance, July 1993
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 09 May 1999 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2011
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Business School

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Downloads 13,961
10.

The Essential Elements of Corporate Law

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20/2009, Yale Law, Economics & Public Policy Research Paper No. 387, Harvard Law and Economics Research Paper No. 643, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 09-39, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 134/2009
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2018
Accepted Paper Series
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, Yale University - Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 12,711
11.

The Loser's Curse: Decision Making & Market Efficiency in the National Football League Draft

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 05 Apr 2005 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2012
Working Paper Series
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 12,635
12.

Liberal Radicalism: A Flexible Design For Philanthropic Matching Funds

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 18 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 31 Dec 2018
Working Paper Series
Ethereum Foundation, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Microsoft
Downloads 12,583
13.

Corporate Social Responsibility - an Economic and Financial Framework

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 05 Jan 2005
Working Paper Series
Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
Downloads 11,430
14.

Libertarian Paternalism is Not an Oxymoron

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 09 May 2003
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 11,397
15.

Economics of Blockchain

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 09 Mar 2016
Working Paper Series
RMIT University, Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas and RMIT University
Downloads 11,157
16.

What Counts and What Gets Counted

Number of pages: 216 Posted: 22 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2018
Working Paper Series
Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Downloads 11,067
17.

Pay Without Performance: Overview of the Issues

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 647-673, 2005, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 8-22, 2005, Academy of Management Perspectives, pp. 5-24, February 2006, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 528
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 19 Jul 2005 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 10,181
18.

The Free Cash Flow Theory of Takeovers: A Financial Perspective on Mergers and Acquisitions and the Economy

"The Merger Boom", Proceedings of a Conference sponsored by Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, pp. 102-143, October 1987
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 08 Feb 2003
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Business School
Downloads 10,177
19.

Literature Review - Knowledge Management Research at the Organizational Level

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 05 Jun 2007
Working Paper Series
Harvard University
Downloads 10,060
20.

Agency Costs of Overvalued Equity

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 39/2004, Harvard Business School NOM Working Paper No. 04-26, Financial Management, Vol. 34, No. 1, Spring 2005
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 29 Mar 2004 Last Revised: 06 May 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Business School

Multiple version iconThere are 4 versions of this paper

Downloads 9,502
21.

Divisional Performance Measurement

Michael C. Jensen, FOUNDATIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY, Harvard University Press, 1998
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 29 Nov 1998 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2011
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Business School and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Downloads 9,359
22.

Who Wins in a Dynamic World: Theory of Constraints Vs. Activity-Based Costing?

North American Assoc. for Computational Social and Organizational Science (NAACSOS) Conference, June 2007
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 09 Feb 2007 Last Revised: 21 Jan 2008
Working Paper Series
Emory University - Goizueta Business School, Harvard University and Emory University - Goizueta Business School
Downloads 8,577
23.

Analysis of the Dot-Com Bubble of the 1990s

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 29 Jun 2008
Working Paper Series
Kansas State University and Kent State University
Downloads 8,149
24.

The Economics of Privacy

Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 52, No. 2, 2016, Sloan Foundation Economics Research Paper No. 2580411
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 07 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 07 Feb 2020
Accepted Paper Series
Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Duke University - Department of Economics and Illinois Institute of Technology - Stuart School of Business, IIT
Downloads 8,104
25.

The Global Automotive Industry Value Chain: What Prospects for Upgrading by Developing Countries

UNIDO Sectorial Studies Series Working Paper
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 02 Sep 2003
Working Paper Series
University of Sussex - Institute of Development Studies and United Nations Industrial Development Organisation - Strategic Research and Economics
Downloads 8,087
26.

Corporate Investment and Stock Market Listing: A Puzzle?

Review of Financial Studies 28, no. 2 (February 2015): 342-390
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 10 May 2010 Last Revised: 07 Feb 2015
Accepted Paper Series
UCLA, University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Finance and Stockholm School of Economics

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Downloads 7,980
27.

Executive Compensation as an Agency Problem

Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 17, pp. 71-92, 2003, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 421
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 06 Jan 2003 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School

Multiple version iconThere are 3 versions of this paper

Downloads 7,916
28.

The Antitrust Case Against Facebook

Berkeley Business Law Journal Vol. 16, Issue 1, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 07 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2021
Accepted Paper Series
Thurman Arnold Project
Downloads 7,665
29.

Is Disruptive Blockchain Technology the Future of Financial Services?

69 The Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report 232 (2016)
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 31 May 2016 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2017
Accepted Paper Series
Prairie View A&M University - College of Business
Downloads 7,291
30.

Pay Without Performance: The Unfulfilled Promise of Executive Compensation

Harvard University Press, 2004
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 30 Apr 2004 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2019
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 7,257
31.

A Short Treatise on Fantasy Sports and the Law: How America Regulates its New National Pastime

Harvard Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law, Vol. 3, January 2012
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 09 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2012
Accepted Paper Series
City University of New York - Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business
Downloads 7,168
32.

Putting Integrity into Finance: A Purely Positive Approach

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 12-074, Barbados Group Working Paper No. 12-01, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) – Finance Working Paper No. 417/2014
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 05 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2015
Working Paper Series
Independent and Harvard Business School

Multiple version iconThere are 3 versions of this paper

Downloads 7,162
33.

Corporate Governance and Firm Valuation

Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Vol. 25, No. 4, 2006
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 Jul 2005 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2014
Working Paper Series
Temple University - Department of Accounting and Kennesaw State University
Downloads 7,090
34.

Secret Liens and the Financial Crisis of 2008

American Bankruptcy Law Journal, Vol. 83, p. 253, 2009
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 05 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2009
Accepted Paper Series
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 7,038
35.

Agency Problems, Legal Strategies, and Enforcement

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21/2009, Yale Law, Economics & Public Policy Research Paper No. 388, Harvard Law and Economics Research Paper Series No. 644 , European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 135/2009
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 21 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2018
Accepted Paper Series
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, Yale University - Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 7,025
36.

Contracting Theory and Accounting

Number of pages: 135 Posted: 17 Jan 2001
Working Paper Series
University of Pennsylvania - Accounting Department

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Downloads 6,921
37.

Origin of the Theory of Agency: An Account By One of the Theory's Originators

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 10 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2019
Working Paper Series
University of Pittsburgh
Downloads 6,561
38.

The Miracle of Microfinance? Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 13-09
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 14 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2013
Working Paper Series
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Department of Economics and Northwestern University - Department of Economics

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Downloads 6,339
39.

Relational Contracts and the Theory of the Firm

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 11 May 1997
Working Paper Series
HBS Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School and Department of Economics and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Downloads 6,157
40.

The Law, Culture, and Economics of Fashion

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 61, March 2009, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 344, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 627, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 09-63
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 08 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2013
Accepted Paper Series
New York University School of Law and Harvard Law School
Downloads 6,145
41.

How Copyright Keeps Works Disappeared

Illinois Program in Law, Behavior and Social Science Paper No. LBSS14-07, Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 13-54
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 06 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2014
Working Paper Series
University of Illinois College of Law

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Downloads 6,111
42.

Coordination, Control, and the Management of Organizations: Course Notes (2nd of 4 Ccmo Documents)

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 98-098
Number of pages: 110 Posted: 21 Apr 1998 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2011
Working Paper Series
Harvard Business School and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Downloads 6,006
43.

The Illusory Promise of Stakeholder Governance

Forthcoming, Cornell Law Review, December 2020, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No.1052, Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance Working Paper 2020-1
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 27 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 06 Jan 2021
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 5,705
44.

Managerial Power and Rent Extraction in the Design of Executive Compensation

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 69, pp. 751-846, 2002, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 366, June 2002
Number of pages: 97 Posted: 19 Jun 2002 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Boston University School of Law

Multiple version iconThere are 3 versions of this paper

Downloads 5,675
45.

Corporate Culture: Evidence from the Field

27th Annual Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting Paper, Duke I&E Research Paper No. 2016-33, Columbia Business School Research Paper No. 16-49
Number of pages: 101 Posted: 09 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2019
Working Paper Series
Duke University, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Downloads 5,514
46.

Video: The Three Foundations of A Great Life, Great Leadership, and A Great Organization

Barbados Group Working Paper No. 11-04, Harvard Business School NOM Unit Research Paper No. 11-122
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 10 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 18 May 2013
Working Paper Series
Independent and Harvard Business School
Downloads 5,440
47.

Science, Specific Knowledge, and Total Quality Management

Michael C. Jensen, FOUNDATIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY, Harvard University Press, 1998; Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 10, No. 2, Summer 1997
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 29 Jan 1998
Accepted Paper Series
Ohio State University - Fisher College of Business, Department of Finance and Harvard Business School
Downloads 5,226
48.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 03 Dec 2005
Working Paper Series
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Downloads 5,197
49.

Corporate Green Bonds

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 27 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2020
Accepted Paper Series
Boston University
Downloads 5,176
50.

Organizations and Markets: History and Development of the Ccmo Course and the Field (1st of 4 Ccmo Documents)

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 21 Apr 1998
Case and Teaching Paper Series
Harvard Business School, HBS Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit, Harvard Business School and Ohio State University - Fisher College of Business, Department of Finance
Downloads 5,176