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Joanne E. Oxley

Joanne E. Oxley

Joanne E. Oxley

Professor of Strategic Management


PhD, University of California, Berkeley
MA, University of California, Berkeley
MBA, University of California, Berkeley
BA/BSc , Trent Polytechnic, U.K


Joanne Oxley is a Professor of Strategic Management and previously served as Rotman’s Vice Dean, Faculty, and Acting Vice Dean, Research, Strategy and Resources. Her research explores factors underpinning international firm performance, with a particular focus on outsourcing and collaborative strategies in different economic and institutional environments. Professor Oxley has published widely and served in editorial positions at the leading journals in her field, including Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Journal of International Business Studies, and Strategy Science. She is currently on sabbatical leave.

Academic Positions

  • 2012-

    Professor, Strategic Management, Rotman School, University of Toronto

  • 2020-2021

    Acting Vice Dean, Research, Strategy, and Resources, Rotman School, University of Toronto

  • 2019-2020

    Vice Dean, Faculty, Rotman School, University of Toronto

  • 2016-2019

    Associate Dean, Faculty, Rotman School, University of Toronto

  • Spring 2008

    Visiting Scholar, Insead

  • 2004-2012

    Associate Professor, Strategic Management, Rotman School, University of Toronto

  • 1995-2004

    Assistant Professor, Corporate Strategy and International Business, University of Michigan

Selected Publications - Papers

  • Relational Contracts and Managerial Delegation: Evidence from Foreign Entrepreneurs in Russia

    with E. Kulchina

    Organization Science



  • Special Issue Introduction: International Strategy in an Era of Global Flux

    with R. Aguilera, W. Henisz and J. M. Shaver

    Strategy Science

    Issue:4 (2)


    Pages: 61-69

  • Equity-Based Incentives and Collaboration in the Modern Multibusiness Firm

    with G. Pandher

    Strategic Management Journal

    Issue:37 (7)


    Pages: 1379-1394

  • Learning by Supplying

    with J. Alcacer

    Strategic Management Journal



    Pages: 204-223

  • Overcoming the Dual Liabilities of Foreignness and Privateness in International Corporate Citizenship Partnerships

    with Z Bhanji

    Journal of International Business Studies



    Pages: 290-311

  • Vertical Relationships, Hostages, and Supplier Performance in the Japanese Automotive Industry

    with C.Ahmadjian

    Journal of Law, Economics and Organization

    Issue:29 (3)


    Pages: 485-512

  • Let's Work It Out (Or We'll See You in Court)

    with F. Lumineau

    Organization Science



    Pages: 820-834

  • The Strategy Research Initiative: Recognizing and Encouraging High-Quality Research in Strategy

    with J. Rivkin and M. Ryall

    Strategic Organization

    Issue:8 (4)


    Pages: 377-386

  • Alliance Structure and the Scope of Knowledge Transfer: Evidence from US-Japan Agreements

    with T. Wada

    Management Science

    Issue:55 (4)


    Pages: 635-649

  • Arms Race or D├ętente? How Inter-Firm Alliance Announcements Change the Stock Market Valuation of Rivals

    with R.C. Sampson & B.S. Silverman

    Management Science

    Issue:55 (8)


    Pages: 1321-1337

  • Using Hostages to Support Exchange: Dependence Balancing and Equity Ties in Japanese Automotive Supply Relationships

    with C. Ahmadjian, C.

    Journal of Law, Economics and Organization



    Pages: 213-233

  • International Franchising Practices in Mexico: Do Franchisors Customize Their Contracts?

    with F. Lafontaine

    Journal of Economics and Management Strategy



    Pages: 95-120

  • The Scope and Governance of International R&D Alliances

    with R.C. Sampson

    Strategic Management Journal

    Issue:25 (8-9)


    Pages: 723-750

  • E-Commerce Readiness: Institutions and International Competitiveness

    with B. Yeung

    Journal of International Business Studies

    Issue:32 (4)


    Pages: 705-723

  • Globalization Derailed? Multinational Investors' Response to the 1997 Denial of Fast-Track Trade Negotiating Authority

    with K.E. Schnietz

    Journal of International Business Studies

    Issue:32 (3)


    Pages: 479-496

  • Institutional Environment and the Mechanisms of Governance: The Impact of Intellectual Property Protection on the Structure of Inter-firm Alliances

    Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

    Issue:38 (3)


    Pages: 283-309

  • Technological Overlap and Interfirm Cooperation: Implications for the Resource-Based View of the Firm

    with D.C. Mowery & B. S. Silverman

    Research Policy

    Issue:27 (5)


    Pages: 507-523

  • Appropriability Hazards and Governance in Strategic Alliances: A Transaction Cost Approach

    Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

    Issue:13 (2)


    Pages: 387-409

  • Strategic Alliances and Interfirm Knowledge Transfer

    with D.C. Mowery & B. S. Silverman

    Strategic Management Journal

    Issue:17 (S2)


    Pages: 77-91

Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

  • Collaboration and Competition in Business Ecosystems

    Co-edited with R. Adner and B. Silverman

    Advances in Strategic Management



Academic / Professional Service

  • 2014-2016

    President & Executive Board Member, Strategy Research Initiative

  • 2017-2021

    Senior Editor, Strategy Science

  • 2014-2017

    Associate Editor, Strategic Management Journal

  • 2013-2016

    Consulting Editor, Journal of International Business Studies

  • 2009-2015

    Associate Editor, Management Science