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1981.

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 41,278
1982.

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 31,994
1983.

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 26,163
1984.

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 18,622
1985.

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
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, University of Pennsylvania - Operations & Information Management Department and MIT - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 16,325
1986.

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 14,851
1987.

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 13,754
1988.

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 13,439
1989.

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 10,672
1990.

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 10,463
1991.

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 10,219
1992.

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 9,726
1993.

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 9,719
1994.

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
1995.

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 9,066
1996.

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 8,817
1997.

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 8,781
1998.

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 8,735
1999.

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 7,796
2000.

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
2001.

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
New York University - Leonard N. School of Business - Department of Economics, Cornerstone Research and New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Downloads 6,927
2002.

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 6,539
2003.

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 6,472
2004.

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 6,395
2005.

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
2006.

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 6,219
2007.

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 6,165
2008.

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
2009.

What Counts and What Gets Counted

Number of pages: 216 Posted: 22 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2016
Working Paper Series
Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Downloads 6,021
2010.

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
2011.

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 5,831
2012.

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
2013.

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 5,345
2014.

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 5,177
2015.

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 5,167
2016.

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 5,070
2017.

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 5,004
2018.

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 SSRN
Downloads 4,943
2019.

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 4,843
2020.

An Empirical Analysis of the Strategic Use of Corporate Social Responsibility

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 11 May 2006
Working Paper Series
University at Albany, SUNY and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Department of Economics

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Downloads 4,736
2021.

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 4,725
2022.

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 4,704
2023.

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
2024.

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 4,673
2025.

Are We Selling Results or Résumés?: The Underexplored Linkage between Human Resource Strategies and Firm-Specific Capital

Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 105
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 16 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2008
Working Paper Series
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Downloads 4,561
2026.

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
2027.

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
2028.

Corporate Governance and Merger Activity in the U.S.: Making Sense of the 1980s and 1990s

MIT Dept. of Economics Working Paper No. 01-11
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 21 Feb 2001
Working Paper Series
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Downloads 4,411
2029.

The Impact of Activity Based Costing on Managerial Decisions at Insteel Industries - A Field Study

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 02 Sep 1999
Working Paper Series
Harvard University - Accounting & Control Unit and Harvard University - General Management Unit
Downloads 4,401
2030.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Shareholder's Value: An Event Study Analysis

FRB of Atlanta Working Paper No. 2007-6, Bank of Finland Research Discussion Paper No. 1/2009
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 06 Sep 2006
Working Paper Series
University of Rome, Tor Vergata - Faculty of Economics, University of Rome II - Department of Economics and Finance and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
Downloads 4,373