Joanne E. Oxley

Learn More
This study builds on developments in transaction cost economics to examine how institutional environment and transaction (project) characteristics affect governance of inter-firm alliances. The focus is on the choice between equity and contractual alliance forms under differing regimes of intellectual property protection and other national institutional(More)
A systematic crosscountry analysis of e-commerce activity reveals that although physical infrastructure explains much of the variation in basic Internet use, e-commerce activity also depends significantly on the "rule of law" and, secondarily, on availability of credible payment channels such as credit cards. These results suggest that an institutional(More)
Working papers are in draft form. This working paper is distributed for purposes of comment and discussion only. It may not be reproduced without permission of the copyright holder. Copies of working papers are available from the author. Abstract We explore the impact of geographically bounded intra-firm spillovers (internal agglomeration economies) and(More)
Transaction cost and agency theorists have frequently cited trucks as prototypical user-owned assets, and have consequently predicted a predominance of self-employed drivers who contract with motor carriers. In fact, owner-operators accounted for less than one-third of trucking activity conducted by large interstate trucking firms in 1991, a proportion that(More)
In this paper, we integrate the equilibrium predictions of transaction cost economics and the intertemporal predictions of structural inertia theory to derive content-based predictions of the direction, rate, and amount of organizational adaptation. Specifically, we predict that poorly aligned firms (according to transaction cost principles) realize lower(More)
A large literature has developed in recent years that attempts to compare transaction cost and capabilities explanations of firms' vertical boundaries. Much of this literature has treated comparative capabilities (buyers' vs. potential suppliers') as determinants that are independent of transaction costs, based on the idea that capabilities theories of the(More)
We develop the knowledge flow production function (KFPF) as a flexible tool for modeling access to knowledge by individuals and economies. We focus on how knowledge flows are affected by the spatial and ethnic proximity of inventors, paying particular attention to how the two forms of proximity interact. In the context of three simple models, we show how(More)
W e examine how partners in vertical exchange relationships actually resolve disputes that are sufficiently serious to get lawyers involved. Reaching beyond the usual domain of organizational and management research, we leverage findings from law and economics to offer a novel organizational perspective on litigation and private dispute resolution, and we(More)
We would like to thank the editor for her encouragement and the associate editor for insightful and penetrating comments. We are also very grateful for the referees' constructive comments that substantially benefited the paper. In addition, we acknowledge the helpful comments from participants in the EIBA 1998 conference, the Academy of Management 1998(More)