Agency theory: background and epistemologyJournal of Management History (2016)
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 DateSeptember 12, 2016
Citation InformationJosh 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
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/eric-liguori/14/