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1531.

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 41,294
1532.

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 32,002
1533.

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 18,632
1534.

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 14,858
1535.

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

Multiple version iconThere are 3 versions of this paper

Downloads 13,441
1536.

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 Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 10,231
1537.

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, ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 134/2009
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2009
Accepted Paper Series
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, Yale Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 9,731
1538.

Libertarian Paternalism Is Not An Oxymoron

University of Chicago Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 09 May 2003
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Law School and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 9,721
1539.

Literature Review - Knowledge Management Research at the Organizational Level

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 05 Jun 2007
Working Paper Series
Harvard University
Downloads 9,176
1540.

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 9,067
1541.

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 8,819
1542.

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

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1543.

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 7,798
1544.

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 7,399
1545.

Pay Without Performance: The Unfulfilled Promise of Executive Compensation

Harvard University Press, 2004, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 537783
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 30 Apr 2004 Last Revised: 05 May 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 6,540
1546.

Contracting Theory and Accounting

JAE Rochester Conference April 2000
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 6,397
1547.

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
USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 6,346
1548.

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 6,173
1549.

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 6,040
1550.

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

Multiple version iconThere are 3 versions of this paper

Downloads 6,009
1551.

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 5,832
1552.

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 5,520
1553.

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

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1554.

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 5,179
1555.

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 , ECGI - Law Working Paper No. 135/2009
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 21 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2010
Accepted Paper Series
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, Yale Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 5,171
1556.

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
SSRN, HBS Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit, Harvard Business School, Finance Unit and Ohio State University - Fisher College of Business, Department of Finance
Downloads 5,071
1557.

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 SSRN

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Downloads 5,005
1558.

Social Capital: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

KNOWLEDGE AND SOCIAL CAPITAL: FOUNDATIONS AND APPLICATIONS, Eric L. Lesser, ed., Butterworth-Heinemann, Boston, MA, pp. 89-115, 2000, Marshall School of Business Working Paper No. MKT 03-09
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2014
Working Paper Series
University of Southern California - Management and Organization Department and University of Calgary - Haskayne School of Business
Downloads 4,705
1559.

The Failure of Good Intentions: The WorldCom Fraud and the Collapse of American Telecommunications After Deregulation

Yale Journal on Regulation, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 207-267, 2003
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 01 Oct 2002 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2013
Accepted Paper Series
Criterion Economics, L.L.C.
Downloads 4,693
1560.

Coordination, Control, and the Management of Organizations: Course Content and Materials (3rd of 4 CCMO documents)

Number of pages: 71 Posted: 21 Apr 1998
Case and Teaching Paper Series
Ohio State University - Fisher College of Business, Department of Finance and SSRN
Downloads 4,674
1561.

Coordination, Control, and the Management of Organizations: Practice Questions (4th of 4 CCMO documents)

Number of pages: 85 Posted: 20 Apr 1998
Case and Teaching Paper Series
SSRN, Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased), HBS Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit and Ohio State University - Fisher College of Business, Department of Finance
Downloads 4,521
1562.

What's A Director To Do?

Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 02-38
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 17 Feb 2004
Accepted Paper Series
The Monitor Company and SSRN
Downloads 4,452
1563.

The Essential Role of Organizational Law

NYU Law and Economics Working Paper No. 00-006; Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper 284; Yale ICF Working Paper No. 00-11
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 07 Jun 2000
Working Paper Series
Yale Law School and Harvard Law School

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Downloads 4,331
1564.

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: 27 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2016
Accepted Paper Series
Carnegie Mellon University - Heinz College, Duke University - Department of Economics and Illinois Institute of Technology - Stuart School of Business, IIT
Downloads 4,137
1565.

An Economic Perspective on Transfer Pricing

Number of pages: 73 Posted: 26 Feb 2006 Last Revised: 27 May 2009
Working Paper Series
University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration (IBW) and University of Basel
Downloads 4,079
1566.

The Growth of Executive Pay

Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 21, pp. 283-303, 2005, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 510
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Jan 2005 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Law School and Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Multiple version iconThere are 3 versions of this paper

Downloads 3,929
1567.

Agency Problems and Legal Strategies

THE ANATOMY OF CORPORATE LAW: A COMPARATIVE AND FUNCTIONAL APPROACH, R. Kraakman, P. Davies, H. Hansmann, G. Hertig, K. Hopt, H. Kanda, and E. Rock, Oxford University Press, pp. 21-31, 2004
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 13 Dec 2004
Accepted Paper Series
Yale Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 3,803
1568.

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

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 10 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2013
Working Paper Series
University of Pittsburgh
Downloads 3,780
1569.

A Generation of Software Patents

Boston Univ. School of Law, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-31, Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2011-04
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 21 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2012
Working Paper Series
Boston University - School of Law
Downloads 3,733
1570.

Public vs. Private Ownership: The Current State of the Debate

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2420
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 26 Mar 2001
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank (Formerly)
Downloads 3,663
1571.

Executive Compensation at Fannie Mae: A Case Study of Perverse Incentives, Nonperformance Pay, and Camouflage

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 807-822, 2005, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 653125, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 505, February 2005
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 02 Feb 2005 Last Revised: 05 May 2009
Accepted Paper Series
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 3,650
1572.

The Rise and Fall of the First American Patent Thicket: The Sewing Machine War of the 1850s

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 53, pp. 165-211, 2011, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 09-19
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 06 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2012
Accepted Paper Series
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
Downloads 3,460
1573.

New Institutional Economics

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 09 Sep 1998
Working Paper Series
Baylor University, Department of Entrepreneurship

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Downloads 3,401
1574.

The Hold-Up Problem and Incomplete Contracts: A Survey of Recent Topics in Contract Theory

Bulletin of Economic Research, Vol. 53, No. 1, January 2001
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 02 Apr 2001
Accepted Paper Series
University of Cologne
Downloads 3,218
1575.

Economic Analysis of Law

Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 316, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 536
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 29 Nov 2005
Working Paper Series
Stanford Law School and Harvard Law School
Downloads 3,196
1576.

The Changing Corporate Governance Paradigm: Implications for Transition and Developing Countries

Conference Paper, Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics, Washington D.C.
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 29 Sep 1999
Working Paper Series
Institute of Global Affairs, London School of Economics and Political Science and Universitaet Mannheim
Downloads 3,115
1577.

What Determines Firm Size?

CRSP Working Paper No. 496; and USC Finance & Business Econ. Working Paper No. 01-1
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 03 Sep 1999
Working Paper Series
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University of Southern California

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Downloads 3,043
1578.

Corporate Governance and Acquirer Returns

ECGI-Finance Working Paper No. 116/2006, Journal of Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 11 Apr 2005
Accepted Paper Series
University of New South Wales - Australian School of Business, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and University of Delaware
Downloads 3,036
1579.

The Make-or-Buy Decision: Lessons from Empirical Studies

CORI Working Paper No. 04-07
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 21 Apr 2004
Working Paper Series
Baylor University, Department of Entrepreneurship
Downloads 2,969
1580.

Exploration, Exploitation, and Knowledge Management Strategies in Multi-Tier Hierarchical Organizations Experiencing Environmental Turbulence

North American Assoc. for Computational Social and Organizational Science (NAACSOS) Conference, June 2006
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 06 Feb 2007 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2014
Working Paper Series
Harvard University
Downloads 2,943