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1.

Theory of the Firm: Managerial Behavior, Agency Costs and Ownership Structure

Michael C. Jensen, A THEORY OF THE FIRM: GOVERNANCE, RESIDUAL CLAIMS AND ORGANIZATIONAL FORMS, Harvard University Press, December 2000, Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Vol. 3, No. 4, 1976
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 19 Jul 1998 Last Revised: 18 May 2013
Accepted Paper Series
SSRN and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Downloads 123,577
2.

Value Maximization, Stakeholder Theory, and the Corporate Objective Function

Tuck Business School Working Paper No. 01-09; Harvard NOM Research Paper No. 01-01; Harvard Business School Working Paper No. 00-058
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 11 Apr 2000
Accepted Paper Series
SSRN

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Downloads 43,251
3.

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
SSRN
Downloads 41,470
4.

Separation of Ownership and Control

Michael C. Jensen, FOUNDATIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY, Harvard University Press, 1998, and Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 26, June 1983
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 29 Nov 1998
Accepted Paper Series
University of Chicago - Finance and SSRN
Downloads 34,537
5.

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
SSRN and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Downloads 32,109
6.

Integrity: Without it Nothing Works

Rotman Magazine: The Magazine of the Rotman School of Management, pp. 16-20, Fall 2009, Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 10-042, Barbados Group Working Paper No. 09-04, Simon School Working Paper No. FR 10-01
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 22 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2017
Accepted Paper Series
SSRN
Downloads 30,845
7.

Introductory Reading for the 'Being a Leader and The Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological/Phenomenological Model' Course

Harvard Business School Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit Research Paper Series No. 10-091, Barbados Group Working Paper No. 08-01, Simon School Working Paper No. 08-02, Gruter Institute Squaw Valley Conference 2009: Law, Behavior & the Brain
Number of pages: 104 Posted: 30 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2017
Working Paper Series
Independent, SSRN, Landmark Worldwide LLC and California State University Office of the Chancellor
Downloads 25,435
8.

Course Materials for: ‘Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological/Phenomenological Model’

Harvard Business School NOM Working Paper No. 09-038, Simon School Working Paper No. 08-03, Barbados Group Working Paper No. 08-02
Number of pages: 1054 Posted: 04 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 07 Feb 2017
Working Paper Series
Independent, SSRN and Landmark Worldwide LLC
Downloads 24,081
9.

Remuneration: Where We've Been, How We Got to Here, What are the Problems, and How to Fix Them

Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 04-28; ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 44/2004
Number of pages: 116 Posted: 05 Jul 2004
Working Paper Series
SSRN, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business and Ohio State University (OSU) - Fisher College of Business
Downloads 23,943
10.

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
SSRN
Downloads 18,702
11.

Making Experience Count: The Role of Reflection in Individual Learning

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 14-093, Harvard Business School Technology & Operations Mgt. Unit Working Paper No. 14-093, HEC Paris Research Paper No. SPE-2016-1181
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 26 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2016
Working Paper Series
HEC Paris, Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School and University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
Downloads 17,687
12.

Creating Leaders: An Ontological/Phenomenological Model

THE HANDBOOK FOR TEACHING LEADERSHIP, Chapter 16, Scott Snook, Nitin Nohria, Rakesh Khurana, Dean of Harvard College, eds., Sage Publications, 2011, Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper 11-037, Barbados Group Working Paper No. 10-10, Simon School Working Paper Series No. FR 10-30
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 27 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2017
Accepted Paper Series
Independent, SSRN and Center For Character and Leadership Development
Downloads 15,338
13.

Integrity: A Positive Model that Incorporates the Normative Phenomena of Morality, Ethics, and Legality -- Abridged (English Language Version)

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 10-061, Barbados Group Working Paper No. 10-01, Simon School Working Paper No. 10-07
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 18 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2016
Working Paper Series
Independent, SSRN and Landmark Worldwide LLC

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Downloads 15,173
14.

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
SSRN and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Downloads 14,992
15.

Eclipse of the Public Corporation

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW (Sept.-Oct. 1989), revised 1997.
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 03 May 1999
Working Paper Series
SSRN
Downloads 14,871
16.

CEO Incentives: It's Not How Much You Pay, But How

Michael C. Jensen, FOUNDATIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY, Harvard University Press, 1998; Harvard Business Review, No. 3, May-June 1990
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 12 Apr 1999
Accepted Paper Series
SSRN and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Downloads 14,465
17.

Agency Problems and Residual Claims

Michael C. Jensen, FOUNDATIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY, Harvard University Press, 1998; Journal of Law & Economics, Vol. 26, June 1983
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 29 Nov 1998
Accepted Paper Series
University of Chicago - Finance and SSRN
Downloads 13,816
18.

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
SSRN

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Downloads 13,456
19.

Paying People to Lie: The Truth About the Budgeting Process

Harvard NOM Research Paper No. 01-03, and HBS Working Paper No. 01-072
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 30 Apr 2001
Working Paper Series
SSRN

Multiple version iconThere are 3 versions of this paper

Downloads 13,348
20.

Integrity: A Positive Model that Incorporates the Normative Phenomena of Morality, Ethics and Legality

Harvard Business School NOM Working Paper No. 06-11, Barbados Group Working Paper No. 06-03, Simon School Working Paper No. FR 08-05
Number of pages: 124 Posted: 08 Sep 2006 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Independent, SSRN and Landmark Worldwide LLC

Multiple version iconThere are 4 versions of this paper

Downloads 12,634
21.

The Fall of Enron

Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 03-38
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 17 Oct 2003
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard University - Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School
Downloads 12,607
22.

A New Model of Integrity: An Actionable Pathway to Trust, Productivity and Value (PDF File of Keynote Slides)

Barbados Group Working Paper No. 07-01, Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 07-01, 1st IESE Conference on "Humanizing the Firm and the Management Profession" Presentation
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 20 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2012
Working Paper Series
Independent, SSRN and Landmark Worldwide LLC
Downloads 12,328
23.

Stockholder, Manager, and Creditor Interests: Applications of Agency Theory

Theory of the Firm (Book), Vol. 1, No. 1, 2000
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 11 Oct 2000 Last Revised: 26 Feb 2013
Accepted Paper Series
SSRN and Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester
Downloads 12,101
24.

Compensation and Incentives: Practice vs. Theory

Michael C. Jensen, FOUNDATIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY, Harvard University Press, 1998; Journal of Finance, Vol. 63, No. 3, pp. 593-616, July 1998
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 24 Sep 1998
Accepted Paper Series
HBS Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit, SSRN and University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Downloads 10,523
25.

The Theory of Corporate Finance: A Historical Overview

Michael C. Jensen, Clifford W. Smith, Jr., THE MODERN THEORY OF CORPORATE FINANCE, New York: McGraw-Hill Inc., pp. 2-20, 1984
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 29 Sep 2000
Accepted Paper Series
SSRN and Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester
Downloads 10,480
26.

The Performance of Mutual Funds in the Period 1945-1964

Journal of Finance, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 389-416, 1967
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 31 Aug 2002
Accepted Paper Series
SSRN
Downloads 10,374
27.

Just Say No to Wall Street: Putting a Stop to the Earnings Game

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 41-46, Winter 2002
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 17 Jan 2002 Last Revised: 18 May 2013
Accepted Paper Series
The Monitor Company and SSRN

Multiple version iconThere are 3 versions of this paper

Downloads 10,325
28.

Performance Pay and Top Management Incentives

Michael C. Jensen, FOUNDATIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY, Harvard University Press, 1998
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 08 Mar 2001
Accepted Paper Series
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business and SSRN
Downloads 10,314
29.

Corporate Budgeting Is Broken, Let's Fix It

Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 02-26
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 14 Aug 2002
Accepted Paper Series
SSRN

Multiple version iconThere are 3 versions of this paper

Downloads 10,208
30.

Integrity: Where Leadership Begins - A New Model of Integrity (PDF File of PowerPoint Slides)

Barbados Group Working Paper No. 07-03, Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 07-03
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 11 May 2007 Last Revised: 18 May 2013
Working Paper Series
Independent, SSRN and Landmark Worldwide LLC
Downloads 10,093
31.

A New Model of Leadership

Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 920623, Barbados Group Working Paper No. 06-02
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 10 Sep 2006
Working Paper Series
ALS Consulting and SSRN
Downloads 9,821
32.

Can Individual Investors Beat the Market?

HBS Finance Working Paper No. 04-025, Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 02-45
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 06 Jan 2003
Working Paper Series
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, University of California, Irvine - Paul Merage School of Business and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, The Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Downloads 9,239
33.

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
SSRN
Downloads 8,849
34.

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
SSRN and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Downloads 8,800
35.

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
SSRN

Multiple version iconThere are 4 versions of this paper

Downloads 8,772
36.

Using the Balanced Scorecard as a Control System for Monitoring and Revising Corporate Strategy

Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 02-35
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 01 Oct 2002
Working Paper Series
Harvard University - Accounting & Control Unit, Harvard University - Accounting & Control Unit, George Washington University - Department of Accountancy and Harvard University - Accounting & Control Unit
Downloads 8,249
37.

Introduction to Being a Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership: An Ontological Model (PDF File of PowerPoint Slides)

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 09-124, Barbados Group Working Paper No. 09-01, Gruter Institute Squaw Valley Conference 2009: Law, Behavior & the Brain, Simon School Working Paper No. FR 09-27
Number of pages: 211 Posted: 22 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2015
Working Paper Series
Independent, SSRN and Center For Character and Leadership Development
Downloads 8,140
38.

Theodore Levitt's 'The Globalization of Markets': An Evaluation after Two Decades

Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 03-20; Harvard Business School Working Paper No. 03-082
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 26 Feb 2003
Working Paper Series
Harvard University - Business, Government and the International Economy Unit and Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit
Downloads 8,116
39.

Organization Theory and Methodology

Michael C. Jensen, FOUNDATIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY, Harvard University Press, 1998, Accounting Review, Vol. LVIII, No. 2, pp. 319-339, April 1983
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 13 Aug 1998
Accepted Paper Series
SSRN
Downloads 7,623
40.

The Economic Case for Private Equity (and Some Concerns) -- pdf of Keynote Slides

Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 07-02, Swedish Institute for Financial Research Conference on The Economics of the Private Equity Market
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Feb 2007 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2008
Working Paper Series
SSRN
Downloads 7,478
41.

A New Model of Integrity: The Missing Factor of Production (PDF file of Keynote and PowerPoint Slides)

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper 10-087, Barbados Group Working Paper No. 10-03
Number of pages: 152 Posted: 18 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2013
Working Paper Series
SSRN, Center For Character and Leadership Development and Independent

Multiple version iconThere are 4 versions of this paper

Downloads 6,391
42.

Leadership

Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 06-05, Barbados Working Paper No. 05-04
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 19 Jun 2005
Working Paper Series
SSRN
Downloads 6,269
43.

Foundations of Organizational Strategy: Preface and Introduction

Michael C. Jensen, FOUNDATIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY, Harvard University Press, 1998, Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 1998
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 17 Oct 2000 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2011
Accepted Paper Series
SSRN
Downloads 6,127
44.

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 SSRN

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Downloads 6,056
45.

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 6,044
46.

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
SSRN and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Downloads 5,837
47.

Digital Discrimination: The Case of Airbnb.com

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 14-054
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 11 Jan 2014
Working Paper Series
Harvard University - HBS Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit and Harvard Business School - Negotiations, Organizations & Markets Unit
Downloads 5,688
48.

The Takeover Controversy: Analysis and Evidence

Midland Corporate Finance Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2, Summer 1986
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 12 Jun 2003
Accepted Paper Series
SSRN
Downloads 5,678
49.

The Distribution of Power Among Corporate Managers, Shareholders, and Directors

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Vol. 20, pp. 3-24, 1988, Michael C. Jensen, A THEORY OF THE FIRM: GOVERNANCE, RESIDUAL CLAIMES AND ORGANIZATIONAL FORMS, Harvard University Press, December 2000, Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 00-09
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 11 Oct 2000 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2012
Accepted Paper Series
SSRN and University of Rochester – Simon Business School
Downloads 5,652
50.

Globalization and Similarities in Corporate Governance: A Cross-Country Analysis

Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 02-31; Strategy Unit Working Paper No. 02-041; Harvard Business School Working Paper No. 02-041
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 14 Oct 2002
Working Paper Series
Harvard University - Harvard Business School, Harvard University - Strategy Unit and Lehman Brothers, New York
Downloads 5,643