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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
Harvard Business School and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Downloads 137,057
2.

Company Valuation Methods

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 22 Jul 2001 Last Revised: 26 May 2019
Working Paper Series
IESE Business School
Downloads 63,975
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 49,702
4.

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 47,184
5.

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 46,611
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 Harvard Business School
Downloads 38,233
7.

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, Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School

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Downloads 34,797
8.

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 34,785
9.

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 31,767
10.

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 - Booth School of Business
Downloads 31,171
11.

Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 14 Jan 2004
Working Paper Series
Harvard Business School and Acorn Systems, Inc.
Downloads 28,630
12.

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
Harvard Business School, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business and Ohio State University (OSU) - Fisher College of Business
Downloads 27,333
13.

A Checklist for Reviewing a Paper

Duke I&E Research Paper No. 2017-03, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 17-6
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 21 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 10 Sep 2020
Working Paper Series
Stanford Graduate School of Business, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business and University of California, Irvine - Paul Merage School of Business
Downloads 26,185
14.

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 25,294
15.

WACC: Definition, Misconceptions and Errors

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 05 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 26 May 2019
Working Paper Series
IESE Business School
Downloads 23,964
16.

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 23,737
17.

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
Washington and Lee University and Florida International University (FIU) - Department of Finance
Downloads 21,661
18.

Executive Compensation

Number of pages: 91 Posted: 19 May 1999
Working Paper Series
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
Downloads 20,388
19.

Three Residual Income Valuation Methods and Discounted Cash Flow Valuation

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 16 Jan 2002 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2019
Working Paper Series
IESE Business School
Downloads 19,658
20.

…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, Purdue University and University of Oklahoma
Downloads 19,290
21.

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 18,970
22.

Pitching Research®

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 04 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2021
Working Paper Series
Bond University
Downloads 18,290
23.

Valuation Using Multiples: Dispersion. Useful to compare and to negotiate

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 17 Jul 2001 Last Revised: 26 May 2019
Working Paper Series
IESE Business School
Downloads 18,047
24.

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 17,152
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
Harvard Business School and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Downloads 16,941
26.

Return on Capital (ROC), Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) and Return on Equity (ROE): Measurement and Implications

Number of pages: 69 Posted: 26 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 29 May 2008
Working Paper Series
New York University - Stern School of Business
Downloads 16,928
27.

Corporate Sustainability: First Evidence on Materiality

The Accounting Review, Vol. 91, No. 6, pp. 1697-1724.
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 11 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2017
Accepted Paper Series
Causeway Capital Management, LLC, Harvard Business School and Northwestern University - Department of Accounting Information & Management
Downloads 16,746
28.

Financial Accounting Information and Corporate Governance

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 16,657
29.

The Consequences of Mandatory Corporate Sustainability Reporting

Harvard Business School Research Working Paper No. 11-100
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 03 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 01 May 2017
Working Paper Series
London Business School - Department of Strategic & International Management and Harvard Business School
Downloads 16,629
30.

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 16,350
31.

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

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 25 Sep 2002 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2019
Working Paper Series
IESE Business School
Downloads 16,317
32.

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 - Faculty of Business and Economics, Chapman University - The George L. Argyros School of Business & Economics and Claremont Colleges - Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management
Downloads 15,827
33.

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 15,801
34.

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) - Laboratory for Financial Engineering

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Downloads 15,539
35.

EVA and Cash Value Added Do NOT Measure Shareholder Value Creation

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 05 Jun 2001 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2019
Working Paper Series
IESE Business School
Downloads 15,424
36.

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

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 Apr 2000
Working Paper Series
Duke University and Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
Downloads 15,193
37.

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 15,132
38.

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
Harvard Business School

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Downloads 14,960
39.

How Do Venture Capitalists Make Decisions?

Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 16-33, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 477/2016
Number of pages: 95 Posted: 29 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 10 May 2017
Working Paper Series
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Stanford University - Graduate School of Business
Downloads 14,958
40.

Optimal Capital Structure: Problems with the Harvard and Damodaran Approaches

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 22 May 2001 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2019
Working Paper Series
IESE Business School
Downloads 14,317
41.

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, Harvard Business School and Landmark Worldwide LLC
Downloads 14,119
42.

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

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Downloads 14,026
43.

The Fall of Enron

Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 03-38
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 17 Oct 2003