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Agency theory: background and epistemology
Journal of Management History (2016)
  • Josh Bendickson
  • Jeff Muldoon
  • Eric W. Liguori, Rowan University
  • Phillip E. Davis
By revisiting the agency theory literature, this paper aims to both incrementally advance historical viewpoints and reveal four prominent influences on agency theory: Weber and Simon, The Great Depression, Cooperation and the Chicago School. This is critical given that understanding the history behind the authors’ major theoretical lenses is fundamental to using these theories to explain various phenomena.
Publication Date
September 12, 2016
Citation Information
Josh Bendickson, Jeff Muldoon, Eric W. Liguori and Phillip E. Davis. "Agency theory: background and epistemology" Journal of Management History Vol. 22 Iss. 4 (2016) p. 437 - 449
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