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

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1.

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

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 10 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 02 Jun 2019
Barry M. Mitnick
University of Pittsburgh
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agency theory, institutional theory, transaction cost theory, agency costs, principal, agent

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

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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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agency theory, organization theory, theory of the firm

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The Theory of Agency: A Framework

In: Barry M. Mitnick, The Theory of Agency (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming).
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 11 Nov 2017
Barry M. Mitnick
University of Pittsburgh
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agency theory, principal, agent, agency costs, policing, incentives, authority, fiduciary norm, representative, ambassador, diplomacy

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

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

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Agency Problems and Political Institutions

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 11 Oct 2013
Barry M. Mitnick
University of Pittsburgh
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agency theory, agent-principal relationships, agency problems, adverse selection, moral hazard, regulation, bureaucracy, diplomacy, representation, delegation

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

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Assurance and Reassurance: The Role of the Board

Paper prepared for the Conference on Corporate Boards: Managers of Risk, Sources of Risk, Center for Integrated Risk Management and Corporate Governance, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, April 16-17, 2008. , In Robert W. Kolb & Donald Schwartz, eds., CORPORATE BOARDS: MANAGERS OF RISK, SOURCES OF RISK (Blackwell Publishing, 2009).
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 04 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2020
Barry M. Mitnick
University of Pittsburgh
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boards of directors, agency theory, assurance, corporate governance, collective action, heroes, prestige systems, certification contests, testaments

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Moral Tethers

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 24 Jun 2009
Barry M. Mitnick
University of Pittsburgh
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agency theory, delegation, agent, principal, discretion, heuristics, boards, political parties

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The Theory of Agency: The Fiduciary Norm

The content of this paper will be included in revised form in Barry M. Mitnick, The Theory of Agency (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming).
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 16 Oct 2020
Barry M. Mitnick
University of Pittsburgh
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fiduciary norm, fiduciary principle, theory of agency, social norms, agency cost, agency problem

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Reputation Shifting

"Reputation Shifting," Journal of Public Affairs, Vol. 10, (11): 280 - 299
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 May 2013
John F. Mahon and Barry M. Mitnick
University of Maine and University of Pittsburgh
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Reputation, reputation management, reputation shifting

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The Concept of Reputational Bliss

Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 72, No. 4, 2007
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 20 May 2013
Barry M. Mitnick and John F. Mahon
University of Pittsburgh and University of Maine
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reputation, moral positions, normative criteria

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The Incentive Relation in Implementation

In George C. Edwards, III, Public Policy Implementation, vol. 3 of Public Policy Studies: A Multi-Volume Treatise, ed. by Stuart Nagel. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1984.
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 08 Jul 2019
Barry M. Mitnick and Robert Backoff
University of Pittsburgh and Ohio State University
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incentives, incentive system, implementation, incentive relation, implementation relation, agency theory, public policy

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Credible Testaments, Property, and the Role of Government

In Nicholas Mercuro and Warren J. Samuels (Eds.), The Fundamental Interrelationships Between Government and Property, vol. 4 in N. Mercuro (Ed.), The Economics of Legal Relationships. Stamford, CT: JAI Press.; pp. 165-176, 1999
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 21 Aug 2020
Barry M. Mitnick
University of Pittsburgh
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theory of testaments, theory of agency, credible commitments, credibility, certification, Hobbes