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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

Thomas A. Lambert and Michael E. Sykuta, "The Case for Doing Nothing About Institutional Investors' Common Ownership of Small Stakes in Competing Firm," April 2018

Matthew Sveum and Michael Sykuta, "Franchise Performance, Survival, and Exit Outcomes in the U.S. Restaurant Industry," April 2018

Recent Journal Publications

Matthew Sveum and Michael Sykuta, “The Effect of Franchising on Establishment Performance in the U.S. Restaurant Industry,” Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, forthcoming

Michelle Santiago and Michael Sykuta, "Regulation and Contract Choice in the Distribution of Wine," Journal of Wine Economics, 11(2), November 2016, 216-232

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


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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