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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 122,500
2.

Company Valuation Methods

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 22 Jul 2001 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2016
Working Paper Series
University of Navarra - IESE Business School
Downloads 58,629
3.

A Revealed Preference Ranking of U.S. Colleges and Universities

NBER Working Paper No. W10803
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 11 Oct 2004
Working Paper Series
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Harvard University - Department of Statistics, Stanford University and Yale School of Management

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Downloads 48,118
4.

A Comparison of Dividend, Cash Flow, and Earnings Approaches to Equity Valuation

Number of pages: 68 Posted: 31 Mar 1997
Working Paper Series
Columbia Business School - Department of Accounting and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Accountancy
Downloads 44,868
5.

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 41,089
6.

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 34,257
7.

Value Based Management: Economic Value Added or Cash Value Added?

FWC AB Study No. 1997:3
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 05 Apr 1999
Working Paper Series
Weissenrieder & Co AB
Downloads 33,356
8.

What Matters in Corporate Governance?

Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 783-827, February 2009, Harvard Law School John M. Olin Center Discussion Paper No. 491 (2004)
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 21 Sep 2004 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Harvard Law School

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Downloads 30,627
9.

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS): Pros and Cons for Investors

Accounting and Business Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 13 Sep 2006
Accepted Paper Series
University of Chicago - Accounting
Downloads 26,745
10.

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 25,912
11.

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 23,593
12.

WACC: Definition, Misconceptions and Errors

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 05 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2015
Working Paper Series
University of Navarra - IESE Business School
Downloads 21,701
13.

A Review of the Earnings Management Literature and its Implications for Standard Setting

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 15 Mar 1999
Working Paper Series
Harvard Business School and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Accounting
Downloads 21,316
14.

Economic Consequences of Financial Reporting and Disclosure Regulation: A Review and Suggestions for Future Research

Number of pages: 91 Posted: 13 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 07 May 2008
Working Paper Series
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Boston University Questrom School of Business
Downloads 20,525
15.

Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 14 Jan 2004
Working Paper Series
Harvard Business School and Acorn Systems, Inc.
Downloads 20,040
16.

Executive Compensation

Number of pages: 91 Posted: 19 May 1999
Working Paper Series
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Downloads 18,758
17.

Three Residual Income Valuation Methods and Discounted Cash Flow Valuation

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 16 Jan 2002 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2015
Working Paper Series
University of Navarra - IESE Business School
Downloads 18,385
18.

The Worldwide Equity Premium: A Smaller Puzzle

Chapter 11 of R Mehra (Ed), Handbook of the Equity Risk Premium. Elsevier, 2008, pages 467–514, AFA 2008 New Orleans Meetings Paper; EFA 2006 Zurich Meetings Paper,
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 17 Mar 2006 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2016
Accepted Paper Series
University of Cambridge - Judge Business School, London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting and London Business School - Institute of Finance and Accounting
Downloads 17,604
19.

Valuation Using Multiples: How Do Analysts Reach Their Conclusions?

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 17 Jul 2001 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2015
Working Paper Series
University of Navarra - IESE Business School
Downloads 16,154
20.

Evidence on EVA

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 12, No. 2, Summer 1999
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Sep 1999
Accepted Paper Series
University of Melbourne, Department of Accounting, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of San Diego - Department of Accountancy and Claremont Colleges - Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management
Downloads 15,505
21.

Financial Accounting Information and Corporate Governance

JAE Rochester Conference April 2000
Number of pages: 115 Posted: 28 Apr 2002
Working Paper Series
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

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Downloads 15,145
22.

Ratio Analysis and Equity Valuation

Number of pages: 68 Posted: 11 May 1999
Working Paper Series
Columbia University - Columbia Business School and Columbia Business School - Department of Accounting
Downloads 15,034
23.

What is Behavioral Finance?

Business, Education & Technology Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 1-9, Fall 2000
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 09 Mar 2001 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2008
Accepted Paper Series
Goucher College - Department of Business Management and Florida International University (FIU) - Department of Finance
Downloads 14,816
24.

Cash Flow Is a Fact: Net Income Is Just an Opinion

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 25 Sep 2002 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2015
Working Paper Series
University of Navarra - IESE Business School
Downloads 14,706
25.

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 14,640
26.

EVA and Cash Value Added Do NOT Measure Shareholder Value Creation

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 05 Jun 2001 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2015
Working Paper Series
University of Navarra - IESE Business School
Downloads 14,450
27.

What Happened to the Quants in August 2007?

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 21 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2008
Working Paper Series
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

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Downloads 14,351
28.

Corporate Governance and Earnings Management

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 29 Jun 2001
Working Paper Series
University of Sfax, Université Laval - École de comptabilité and Free University of Bozen-Bolzano - Faculty of Economics and Management
Downloads 14,332
29.

…and the Cross-Section of Expected Returns

Number of pages: 101 Posted: 17 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2015
Working Paper Series
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Texas A&M University, Department of Finance and Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
Downloads 13,864
30.

The Crisis of Fair Value Accounting: Making Sense of the Recent Debate

Chicago Booth Research Paper No. 33, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Vol. 34, 2009
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 21 Apr 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Vienna University of Economics and Business and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 13,780
31.

The Theory and Practice of Corporate Finance: Evidence from the Field

AFA 2001 New Orleans; Duke University Working Paper
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 Apr 2000
Working Paper Series
Duke University and Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
Downloads 13,548
32.

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 13,417
33.

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

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Downloads 13,233
34.

Optimal Capital Structure: Problems with the Harvard and Damodaran Approaches

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 22 May 2001 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2015
Working Paper Series
University of Navarra - IESE Business School
Downloads 13,099
35.

Risk Analysis in Investment Appraisal

Project Appraisal Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1, March 1994
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 24 Apr 2001 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2008
Accepted Paper Series
Queen's University - John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy
Downloads 12,841
36.

The Econometrics of Event Studies

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 25 Oct 2004
Working Paper Series
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Rochester – Simon Business School
Downloads 12,670
37.

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 12,458
38.

Predicting Material Accounting Misstatements

Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming, AAA 2008 Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) Paper
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 30 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 24 May 2010
Accepted Paper Series
University of Southern California - Leventhal School of Accounting, University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Houston - Department of Accountancy & Taxation and University of California, Berkeley - Accounting Group
Downloads 12,238
39.

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 12,206
40.

119 Common Errors in Company Valuations

IESE Business School Working Paper No. 714
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 30 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2015
Working Paper Series
University of Navarra - IESE Business School and University of Navarra - IESE Business School
Downloads 12,200
41.

Mandatory IFRS Reporting Around the World: Early Evidence on the Economic Consequences

ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 198/2008, Chicago GSB Research Paper No. 12
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 25 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2011
Working Paper Series
University of Mannheim - Accounting and Taxation, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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Downloads 11,978
42.

Disclosure Quality and Earnings Management

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 08 May 2001 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2008
Working Paper Series
University of Hawaii at Manoa and University of Houston - C.T. Bauer College of Business

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Downloads 11,766
43.

Global Accounting Convergence and the Potential Adoption of IFRS by the United States: An Analysis of Economic and Policy Factors

Number of pages: 104 Posted: 11 Mar 2009
Working Paper Series
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Boston University Questrom School of Business

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Downloads 11,598
44.

Audit Committee, Board of Director Characteristics, and Earnings Management

NYU, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 06-42
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 22 Nov 2000
Working Paper Series
New York University (NYU) - Department of Accounting

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Downloads 11,513
45.

Top Marginal Effective Tax Rates by State and by Source of Income, 2012 Tax Law vs. 2013 Tax Law (as enacted in ATRA)

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 17 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 22 Apr 2013
Working Paper Series
Lynchburg College, School of Business and Economics and Lynchburg College, School of Business and Economics
Downloads 11,413
46.

Fully Flexible Views: Theory and Practice

Fully Flexible Views: Theory and Practice, Risk, Vol. 21, No. 10, pp. 97-102, October 2008
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 10 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2010
Accepted Paper Series
ARPM - Advanced Risk and Portfolio Management
Downloads 11,132
47.

Does Corporate Governance Predict Firms' Market Values? Evidence from Korea

post-publication version, published in Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 22, No. 2, Fall 2006, ECGI - Finance Working Paper No. 86/2005, KDI School of Pub Policy & Management Paper No. 02-04, McCombs Research Paper Series No. 02-05, Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 237, U of Texas law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 26
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 20 Jan 2005 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2013
Accepted Paper Series
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Korea University - Department of Finance and Korea University Business School

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Downloads 10,835
48.

International Accounting Standards and Accounting Quality

Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 1976
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 11 Apr 2005
Working Paper Series
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Downloads 10,825
49.

Reconciling Efficient Markets with Behavioral Finance: The Adaptive Markets Hypothesis

Journal of Investment Consulting, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 25 May 2005
Accepted Paper Series
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

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Downloads 10,753
50.

Hedge Funds, Systemic Risk, and the Financial Crisis of 2007-2008: Written Testimony for the House Oversight Committee Hearing on Hedge Funds

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 17 Nov 2008
Working Paper Series
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 10,747