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Sykuta, Michael

Works: 9 works in 22 publications in 2 languages and 205 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, Editor
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Most widely held works by Michael Sykuta
The Elgar companion to transaction cost economics by Peter G Klein( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and German and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume reviews the latest developments in TCE and applies them to contemporary theoretical and empirical problems
Do automotive fuel economy standards work? by Michael Sykuta( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effects of futures markets on industry structure and behavior : the case of crude oil by Michael Sykuta( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporate structure and regulatory compliance : environmental controls and the chemical industry by Michael Sykuta( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regulation and distribution of wine in the United States by Michelle Lee Mullins( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation provides an empirical linkage between New Institutional Economics and the United States alcohol industry, with a specific look at the wine industry. Using an institutional economics framework, it analyzes the motivations for the industry's current regulatory environment, examines the impact of a changing institutional environment on contractual relations between parties in the wine value chain, and explores the criteria that wineries use to choose among alternate organizational forms. The analyses directly contribute to three sets of literature, literature on the impact of institutions, literature on general organizational design and governance, and specific literature on wineries' organizational designs. The first two literatures are mostly academic, while the last is of direct importance to the wine industry. The overarching theme of the dissertation is that institutions matter- they matter to the ways that firms structure their businesses and the ways that firms facilitate their transactions
Real effects of futures markets on firm and industry behavior : a study of institutions and contracting in the crude oil industry by Michael Sykuta( )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the nature of the cost of contracting and how contracting costs depend on institutional factors. In particular, it considers the effect of a futures market on the cost of contracting in the underlying commodity market
The effectiveness of automobile fuel economy standards by Michael Sykuta( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political economy, political entrepreneurship and biofuels regulation in the US by Paula T Moura( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper draws on theories of regulation from the political entrepreneurship and political economy fields to explore the dynamics of the US biofuels market. The conducted case study addresses questions regarding the life cycle and development of this industry and attempts to identify the actors, the roles they play(ed) and the driving forces shaping it. Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is identified as having played a significant role through exercising immense political entrepreneurship, which laid ground for the present market. As the market matured, profit incentives stimulated the emergence of competing actors, who in their combined actions, shaped regulation of the biofuels industry. Although interest group action may not be the only factor explaining the creation and persistence of the US biofuels market, I conclude that it is a significant factor
Three essays on the relationship between franchising and productivity by Matthew Arthur Sveum( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation fills a gap in the literature by exploring the effects of franchising. Much research has been done on the reasons for franchising, but little work has been done on the outcomes from that decision. In essay one, I present a simulated approach to two-stage data envelopment analysis, which is the method I use in essay two. I find that two-stage DEA is a worthy tool for determining efficiency differences between two groups. In essay two, I apply two-stage DEA to US Census Bureau data to determine how franchisee-owned establishments compare with franchisor-owned establishments. I find that franchisee-owned full service restaurants are more efficient than their franchisor-owned counterparts. This is a confirmation of the theoretical franchising literature that suggests that franchising is used to solve an agency problem. In essay three, I examine the causes of changes in the franchisee-franchisor ownership mix within chains. I find that past chain-level efficiency has little impact on future ownership changes. This is also confirmation of previous theories in the literature
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The Elgar companion to transaction cost economics
Alternative Names
Sykuta, Michael E.

Sykuta, Michael Earl.

English (21)

German (1)