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SIMON SCHOOL OFFERS LEADERSHIP SEMINAR SERIES WITH FINANCE PIONEER MICHAEL C. JENSEN

SIMON SCHOOL OFFERS LEADERSHIP SEMINAR SERIES WITH FINANCE PIONEER MICHAEL C. JENSENSIMON SCHOOL OFFERS LEADERSHIP SEMINAR SERIES WITH FINANCE PIONEER MICHAEL C. JENSENSimon Business School

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 Rochester, N.Y.―July 3, 2008―Renowned finance scholar Michael C. Jensen will present his groundbreaking course on leadership during the fourth annual Leadership Seminar Series, “The Ontological Foundations of Leadership and Performance,” at the Simon Graduate School of Business from September 4─8, 2008 in Gleason Hall, on the University of Rochester River Campus. The Leadership Seminar is open to the public.

          Co-founder of the Rochester, N.Y.-based Social Science Research Network (S.S.R.N.) and a former member of the Simon School faculty, Jensen is currently the Jesse Isidor Strauss Professor of Business Administration Emeritus at Harvard Business School and managing director, organizational strategy practice, for The Monitor Group. The course is co-taught with Alan Scherr, a consultant based in Rhinebeck, N.Y., Steve Zaffron of the Vanto Group and Werner Erhard, the creator of innovative ideas and models of individual, organizational and social transformation and recipient of the 1988 Mahatma Gandhi Humanitarian Award.

            “In keeping with our motto, Where Thinkers Become Leaders™, the Simon School is committed to using rigorous training in finance, economics and other disciplines to help students become better leaders,” says Dean Mark Zupan. “This seminar, the result of Jensen’s extensive research on the study of leadership, creates a set of tools to develop the skills necessary to become an effective leader.”

            A financial economist and organizational theorist, Jensen developed the principal-agent model with the late former Simon School Dean William H. Meckling. Their paper, “Theory of the Firm: Managerial Behavior, Agency Costs and Ownership Structure,” is one of the most downloaded finance research papers in the history of the Social Science Research Network.

            For more information, contact Nathan Kadar at (585) 275-8163 or e-mail nathan.kadar@simon.rochester.edu

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The Simon School prides itself as the place Where Thinkers Become Leaders™ and is currently ranked among the leading graduate business schools in the world in rankings published by the popular press, including BusinessWeek, U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Forbes. For example, the Financial Times recently rated the School 3rd in the world for finance, 4th in the world for both managerial economics and accounting and 8th in the world for statistics. More information about the Simon School is available on the World Wide Web at www.simon.rochester.edu.  

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