Jackson Nickerson
Washington University in St. Louis



(Monday, 2nd May 2005)

Title : Transaction and Competences Approaches to the Theory of the Firm

  1. Transaction cost economics theory of the firm
  2. Competence and knowledge-based theories of the firm
  3. Conflicts and complements between these theories
  4. Potential avenues of conflict resolution
  5. Possibilities for building a new theory of the firm

Bibliographical references :

Must read reference : Jack A. Nickerson and Todd R. Zenger (2004) “A Knowledge-based Theory of the Firm: The Problem-Solving Perspective”, Organization Science, 15(6), pp. 617–632

Nicolai J. Foss Peter G. Klein (2005), "The Theory of the Firm and Its Critics: A Stocktaking and Assessment", CORI Working Paper No. 2005-03.

Barton H. Hamilton and Jack A. Nickerson (2003) "Correcting for endogeneity in strategic management research", Strategic Organization Vol 1(1): 51-78.

Sendil K. Ethiraj, Prashant Kale, M. S. Krishnan and Jitendra V. Singh (2005) "Where Do Capabilities Come From and How Do They Matter? A Study in the Software Services Industry", Strategic Management Journal, 26(1), pp. 25-45, 2005

Gautam Ray, Jay B. Barney and Waleed A. Muhanna (2004), “Capabilities, Business Processes, and Competitive Advantage: Choosing the Dependent Variable in Empirical Tests of the Resource-Based View”, Strategic Management Journal, 25(1), pp. 23-37, 2004.



(Thursday, 21st May 2009)

Title : The Economic Institutions of Strategy

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Bibliographical references :

Markus Baer, Kurt Dirks and Jackson Nickerson, "A Theory of Strategic Problem Formulation", draft September, 2008.

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