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Research @ CORI

CORI was founded to encourage and enable empirical research on contracting and organizational structure, drawing on such fields as economics, law, business, and related social sciences. CORI Fellows are engaged in a variety a research topics in the areas of corporate governance, contractual relations, and organizational structure, as well as political and legal institutions. Below is a list of some of the recent publications and working papers written by CORI Senior Fellows & Affiliates.

In addition, several scholars from around the globe use the CORI K-Base in their research. Click here for a list of publications citing CORI and the CORI K-Base.

Recent Working Papers

Matthew Sveum and Michael Sykuta, "Effects of Organizational Structure and Governance on Restaurant Productivity: The Case of Franchising," May 2016.


Recent Journal Publications

Michelle Santiago and Michael Sykuta, "Regulation and Contract Choice in the Distribution of Wine," Journal of Wine Economics, forthcoming

Michael Sykuta, "Big Data in Agriculture: Property Rights, Privacy and Competition in Ag Data Services,” International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 19(A) 2016

Jason Franken, Peter G. Klein and Michael Sykuta, "Contract Use and Contract Terms in Organic Markets," Journal of Agribusiness, 30(1) Spring 2012

Michael Sykuta, “The Nature of the Financial Deal in the Post-Crisis Financial Market,” Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal, 7(1) 2012

Harvey S. James, Jr., Peter G. Klein, and Michael Sykuta, "The Adoption, Diffusion and Evolution of Organizational Form: Insights from the Agrifood Sector", Managerial and Decision Economics, 32(4) June 2011

Michael Sykuta, "Concentration, Contracting and Competition: Problems In Using The Packers & Stockyards Act To Supplement Antitrust" The CPI Antitrust Journal, 4(2) 2010


Recent Books

Peter G. Klein and Michael E. Sykuta, eds., The Elgar Companion to Transaction Cost Economics (Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar, 2010).

See the CORI Reading List for an extended listing of books by CORI Senior Fellows and Affiliates.


Chapters in Recent Books

Peter G. Klein, “Incomplete Contracts,” and “Rent Seeking,” in David Teece and Mie Augier, eds., Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management, London: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming.

Michael Sykuta, “The Fallacy of ‘Competition’ in Agriculture”, in H.S. James, Jr., ed, The Ethics and Economics of Agrifood Competition, Springer, 2013

Nicolai J. Foss, Peter G. Klein, and Per L. Bylund, "Entrepreneurship and the Economics of the Firm" in Handbook of Organisational Entreprenuership, Daniel Hjorth, ed., Edward Elgar, 2012.

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