Michael C. Jensen Quote

We define an agency relationship as a contract under which one or more persons (the principal(s)) engage another person (the agent) to perform some service on their behalf which involves delegating some decision making authority to the agent. If both parties to the relationship are utility maximizers there is good reason to believe that the agent will not always act in the best interests of the principal.


p. 308 - "Theory of the firm: Managerial behavior, agency costs and ownership structure", 1976

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We define an agency relationship as a contract under which one or more persons (the principal(s)) engage another person (the agent) to perform some...

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We define an agency relationship as a contract under which one or more persons (the principal(s)) engage another person (the agent) to perform some...

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We define an agency relationship as a contract under which one or more persons (the principal(s)) engage another person (the agent) to perform some...

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We define an agency relationship as a contract under which one or more persons (the principal(s)) engage another person (the agent) to perform some...