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Organization and Markets Research Group

OMRG serves as a focal point for research on how firms and markets are structured

Sponsored research explores topics such as the relative efficiency of organizations and markets; the incidence and performance effects of non-standard organizational forms such as alliances, networks, and non-standard contracting; the role of geography in determining organizational form; and dynamic interactions between firm and industry levels of analysis (e.g., how firm strategies shape, and are shaped by, market structure).

The Group is a "joint venture" between the Business Economics and the Strategic Management areas, however it is open to relevant discipline-based research from any department in the school.

Activities:

  • Seminars The Business Economics and Strategy areas jointly sponsor a seminar series under the aegis of the OMRG. The series is intended to bring in scholars whose research is at the intersection of economics and strategy. Past guest speakers in the seminar series have been: Dan Levinthal (Wharton), Anita McGahan (Boston University), Juan Alcacer (HBS), Scott Stern (Kellogg), Belen Villalonga (HBS), and Peter Zemsky (INSEAD), among others.
  • Brown Bags The OMRG sponsors a series of "brown bag" lunches dedicated to the discussion of recent important papers or articles within the Group's domain.
  • Working papers The OMRG serves as an on-line clearinghouse for working papers by member faculty and PhD students. Papers are available here.
  • Funding The OMRG is actively seeking funding to support faculty and PhD student research within the Group's domain.

For more information, contact one of the OMRG coordinators:

Ignatius Horstmann, Business Economics
Brian S. Silverman, Strategic Management

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