Barry M. Mitnick

University of Pittsburgh

Professor of Business Administration and of Public and International Affairs

Katz Graduate School of Business

261 Mervis Hall

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

United States

http://www.pitt.edu/~mitnick/agencytheory/agencytheoryindex.html

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (9)

1.

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
Barry M. Mitnick
University of Pittsburgh
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Citation 2

Abstract:

agency theory, institutional theory, transaction cost theory, agency costs, principal, agent

2.

Fiduciary Rationality and Public Policy: The Theory of Agency and Some Consequences

1973 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA. In Proceedings of the American Political Science Association, 1973
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 11 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2015
Barry M. Mitnick
University of Pittsburgh
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Citation 4

Abstract:

theory of agency, principal, agent, agency costs, fiduciary norm, regulation, authority, transaction costs, reciprocity, policing costs

3.

The Theory of Agency and Organizational Analysis

Norman E. Bowie and R. Edward Freeman, eds., Ethics and Agency Theory: An Introduction (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992): 75-96.
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Oct 2012
Barry M. Mitnick
University of Pittsburgh
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Citation 7

Abstract:

agency theory, organization theory, theory of the firm

4.

The Hazards of Agency

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 11 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2009
Barry M. Mitnick
University of Pittsburgh
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Citation 2

Abstract:

theory of agency, agency theory, principal, agent, agency costs, adverse selection, moral hazard, contracts, collective action, commons

5.

The Theory of Agency: The Policing 'Paradox' and Regulatory Behavior

Public Choice, Vol. 24, Winter 1975
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 16 Oct 2007
Barry M. Mitnick
University of Pittsburgh
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Citation 5

Abstract:

agency theory, agency costs, principal, agent, regulation, incentives, fiduciary norm, public interest, policing

6.

Delegation of Specification: An Agency Theory of Organizations

Revised version to be included in Barry M. Mitnick, ed., Theory of Agency (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 06 Oct 2012
Barry M. Mitnick
University of Pittsburgh
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Abstract:

agency theory, agency costs, principal, agent, delegation, contracts, incentives, policing, control, organization theory

7.

Assurance and Reassurance: The Role of the Board

CORPORATE BOARDS: MANAGERS OF RISK, Robert W. Kolb, Donald Schwartz, eds., Sour, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 04 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2008
Barry M. Mitnick
University of Pittsburgh
Downloads 97 (203,241)
Citation 1

Abstract:

boards of directors, agency theory, assurance, corporate governance, collective action, heroes, prestige systems, certification contests, testaments

8.

Agency Problems and Political Institutions

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 11 Oct 2013
Barry M. Mitnick
University of Pittsburgh
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Citation 1

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agency theory, agent-principal relationships, agency problems, adverse selection, moral hazard, regulation, bureaucracy, diplomacy, representation, delegation

9.

Moral Tethers

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 24 Jun 2009
Barry M. Mitnick
University of Pittsburgh
Downloads 28 (359,036)

Abstract:

agency theory, delegation, agent, principal, discretion, heuristics, boards, political parties