The Contracting and Organizations Research Institute is an interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to the study of the organization and structure of economic enterprise and of the effects of legal, political, social, and economic institutions on the structure and performance of economic organizations. 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.

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  • Contracting for Consistency: Hog Quality and the Use of Marketing Contracts 

    Jang, Jongick; Sykuta, Michael E. (Social Science Research Network, 2009-03)
    Despite the dramatic change in the organization of the US hog industry over the past two decades, the existing literature offers little insight into the decision by pork packers to use long-term marketing contracts, which ...
  • Farmer Trust in Producer- and Investor-owned Firms: Evidence from Missouri Corn and Soybean Producers 

    James, Harvey S. (Harvey Stanley); Sykuta, Michael E. (Agribusiness: An International Journal, 2004-12)
    We examine whether cooperatives are characterized by greater trust than investor-owned firms. We survey 2000 Missouri corn and soybean farmers and find that trust and farmer perceptions of honesty and competence are higher ...
  • Resources, Capabilities, and Routines in Public Organizations 

    Klein, Peter G.; Mahoney, Joseph T.; McGahan, Anita M.; Pitelis, Christos (Social Science Research Network, 2010)
    States, state agencies, multilateral agencies, and other non-market actors are relatively under-studied in strategic management and organization science. While important contributions to the study of public actors have ...