William H. Meckling

Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)

Dean Emeritus

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

17

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Scholarly Papers (17)

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
Michael C. Jensen and William H. Meckling
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc. and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Downloads 109,304 (4)
Citation 4,339

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Agency costs and theory, internal control systems, conflicts of interest, capital structure, internal equity, outside equity, demand for security analysis, completeness of markets, supply of claims, limited liability

2.

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
Michael C. Jensen and William H. Meckling
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc. and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Downloads 29,581 (37)
Citation 50

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Human behavior, Rationality, Altruism, Self Interest, Perfect Agents, Sociology, Agency Costs

3.

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
Michael C. Jensen and William H. Meckling
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc. and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Downloads 11,512 (167)
Citation 161

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Citation 10

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
Michael C. Jensen and William H. Meckling
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc. and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Downloads 8,691 (383)
Citation 10

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Specific Knowledge and Divisional Performance Measurement

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 49-57, Spring 2009
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 04 Jul 2009
Michael C. Jensen and William H. Meckling
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc. and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
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Citation 4

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5.

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
Michael C. Jensen and William H. Meckling
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc. and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
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6.

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

Number of pages: 85 Posted: 20 Apr 1998
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc., Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased), HBS Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit and Ohio State University - Fisher College of Business, Department of Finance
Downloads 4,445 (1,259)
Citation 1

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7.

Rights and Production Functions: An Application to Labor Managed Firms and Codetermination

A THEORY OF THE FIRM: GOVERNANCE, RESIDUAL CLAIMS AND ORGANIZATIONAL FORMS, Harvard University Press, December 2000, Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 2000
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 11 Oct 2000 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2011
Michael C. Jensen and William H. Meckling
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc. and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Downloads 1,712 (6,401)
Citation 73

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Labor Managed Firm, Property Rights, Contract Rights and Production Functions, Rules of the Game, Nexus of Contracts, Codetermination, Industrial Democracy, Cooperatives and Professional Partnerships

8.

Corporate Governance and 'Economic Democracy': An Attack on Freedom

PROCEEDINGS OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: A DEFINITIVE EXPLORATION OF THE ISSUES, C.J. Huizenga, ed., UCLA Extension, 1983, Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 1983
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 11 Nov 2002 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2011
Michael C. Jensen and William H. Meckling
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc. and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Downloads 1,654 (6,795)
Citation 2

Abstract:

definition of freedom, economic democracy, corporate democracy, corporategovernance, role of government, contracting, federal chartering, violence, police powers, rights

9.

Can the Corporation Survive?

Financial Analysts Journal, Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 31-37, January/February 1978, Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 1978
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 May 2001 Last Revised: 18 May 2013
Michael C. Jensen and William H. Meckling
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc. and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Downloads 1,600 (7,177)
Citation 8

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Rights, regulation, private enterprise, contracts, rights, regulation, private enterprise, contracts

10.

Reflections on the Corporation as a Social Invention

Midland Corporate Finance Journal, Vol. 1, No. 3, Autumn 1983, Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 1983
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 16 Dec 2003 Last Revised: 18 May 2013
Michael C. Jensen and William H. Meckling
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc. and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Downloads 1,430 (8,418)
Citation 4

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Social responsibility, survival, definition of corporation, corporate democracy, federal chartering, Corporate Democracy Act, corporate control, government involvement

11.

The Logic of the First Amendment

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 00-01
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 05 Mar 2000 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2011
Clifford G. Holderness, Michael C. Jensen and William H. Meckling
Boston College - Department of Finance, Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc. and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Downloads 1,052 (14,463)
Citation 1

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Freedom, First Amendment, property rights, externality, physical incompatibility, scarce rights, non-scarce rights, constitutional law

12.

Between Freedom and Democracy

The Banker, pp. 39-49, October 1977, Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 1977
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 30 Nov 2003 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2011
Michael C. Jensen and William H. Meckling
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc. and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Downloads 927 (17,355)

Abstract:

rights, freedom, free market, private enterprise, political democracy, human rights, property rights, co-determination laws

13.

Analysis of Alternative Standing Doctrines

International Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 6, 1986, Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 1986
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 17 Aug 2000 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2011
Michael C. Jensen, William H. Meckling and Clifford G. Holderness
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc., Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased) and Boston College - Department of Finance
Downloads 827 (21,014)
Citation 3

Abstract:

standing, legal doctrine, U.S. Supreme Court, rights, efficiency, transaction costs, alienability

14.

Freedom, Capitalism and Human Behavior Chapter 2: Human Rights and the Meaning of Freedom

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 1999
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Oct 2005 Last Revised: 18 May 2013
Michael C. Jensen and William H. Meckling
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc. and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Downloads 424 (49,783)

Abstract:

freedom, capitalism, human rights, definition of rights, nature, constraints, definition of freedom, contracts, power, rights

15.

Freedom, Capitalism and Human Behavior Chapter 4: Capitalism

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 1999
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Oct 2005 Last Revised: 18 May 2013
Michael C. Jensen and William H. Meckling
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc. and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Downloads 411 (50,066)

Abstract:

alienability, freedom, capitalism, decision rights, role of government, transfer costs, agency costs

16.

The Case for Restricting Access to Courts

MERC Working Paper No. 81-06, Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 1981
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 28 Dec 2004 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2011
Michael C. Jensen, William H. Meckling and Clifford G. Holderness
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc., Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased) and Boston College - Department of Finance
Downloads 305 (73,983)

Abstract:

standing, stare decisis, res judicata, collateral estoppel, Coase Theorem, courts, legal system, efficiency, adjudication, rights, externalities

17.

The Nuclear Family and Antagonism Towards Markets

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 1977
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 24 Nov 2004 Last Revised: 17 Jan 2011
Michael C. Jensen and William H. Meckling
Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP), Inc. and Simon School, University of Rochester (Deceased)
Downloads 240 (93,910)

Abstract:

Family, values, markets, Golden Rule, press