Kyle Mayer

Chair and Professor of Management and Organization
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PhD, MS, UC-Berkeley; BS, UC-Davis

Kyle Mayer studies how firms govern relationships with other firms, with particular attention to the contract and its role in establishing a framework for the relationship. His research has been published in Organizational Science, Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, and Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization. He served on the editorial board of Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Academy of Management Review, and Strategic Management Journal. He received a Golden Apple Award in 2003, Marshall's Educator of the Year Award in 2006, and a Mellon Mentoring Award from USC in 2006.
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Catherine Magelssen, Beverly Rich, Kyle Mayer () "The Contractual Governance of Transactions within Firms ,".
Zhe (Adele) Xing, Kyle Mayer () "The Effect of Contract Detail and Prior Ties on Contract Change: A Learning Perspective ,"  INFORMS.
Beverly Rich, Kyle Mayer, Medha Raj () "Burn Me Once: Governance Changes Following Contract Violations ,".
Kyle Mayer () "Cognition and Governance: A Research Agenda for the New Institutional Economics ,"  A Research Agenda for the New Institutional Economics  Elgar Publishing, 9.
Beverly Rich, Kyle Mayer () "Developing Dynamic Capabilities: Identifying and Bridging Capability Gaps ,"  The Oxford Handbook of Dynamic Capabilities  Oxford University Press.
Lyda Bigelow, Jennifer Kuan, Kyle Mayer () "Collaboration Among Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists ,"  The Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurship and Collaboration  Oxford University Press, 10.
Roshni Raveendhran, Zhe (Adele) Xing, Kyle Mayer () "Understanding Contracting Behavior: The Role of Power ,"  Frontiers in Strategic Alliance Research  Cambridge University Press, 2.
Nan Jia, Kyle Mayer () "Political Hazards and Firms’ Geographic Focus ,"  Strategic Management Journal  38, 203–231.
Kyle Mayer, Zhe (Adele) Xing () "Contractual Design of Alliances ,"  Collaborative Strategy: Critical Issues for Alliances and Networks  Elgar Publishing, 11.
Nan Jia, Kyle Mayer () "Complementarity in Firms’ Market and Political Capabilities: An Integrated Theoretical Perspective ,"  Advances in Strategic Management  34 (Strategy Beyond Markets), 437 - 470.
Jaclyn Selby, Kyle Mayer () "Startup Firm Acquisitions as a Human Resource Strategy for Innovation: The Acqhire Phenomenon ,".
Kyle Mayer, Deepak Somaya, Ian Williamson () "Firm-specific, Industry-specific and occupational human capital and the sourcing of knowledge work ,"  Organization Science.
Kyle Mayer () "Construct Validity and Other Issues in Transaction Cost Economics Empirical Research ,"  Research Methodology in Strategy and Management, 9.
Libby Weber, Kyle Mayer, Rui Wu () "Interfirm Contract Research: Where We're Going and Tips on How to Get There ,"  Economic Institutions of Strategy.
Kyle Mayer, D Teece () "Unpacking Strategic Alliances: Collaboration in the World in the World Aerospace Industry ,"  Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization  65.
Kyle Mayer, J Bercovitz () "The Influence of Prior Interaction on Contract Design: The Extent of Contingency Planning in Information Technology Service Contracts ,"  Managerial & Decision Economics  29.
N Argres, J Bercovitz, Kyle Mayer () "Complementarity and Evolution of Contractual Provisions: An Empirical Study of IT Services Contracts ,"  Organization Science  18, 3-19.
Kyle Mayer, R Salomon () "Capabilities, Contractual Hazard and Governance: Integrating Resource-Based and Transaction Cost Perspectives ,"  Academy of Management Journal  49, 942-959.
Kyle Mayer () "Designing Alliance Contracts: The Role of Detailed Task Descriptions ,"  Strategic Alliances: Governance and Contracts  Palgrave, 17.
Nick Argyres, Kyle Mayer () "Learning to Govern by Contract ,"  Strategic Alliances: Governance and Contracts  Palgrave, 20.
Kyle Mayer, Jackson Nickerson () "Antecedents and Performance Consequences of Contracting for Knowledge Workers: Evidence from Information Technology Services ,"  Organization Science  16, 225-242.
Kyle Mayer, Jackson Nickerson () "A Supply and Supplier Plant Inspections Compliments or Substitutes? A Strategic and Operational Assessment of Inspection Practices in Biotechnology ,"  Management Science  50, 1064-1081.
Arturs Kalnins, Kyle Mayer () "Franchising, Ownership and Experience: A Study of Pizza Restaurant Survival ,"  Management Science  50, 1716-1728.
Kyle Mayer, Nicholas Argyres () "Learning to Contract: Evidence from the Personal Computer Industry ,"  Organization Sciences  15, 394-410.
A Kalnins, Kyle Mayer () "Relationships and Hybrid Contracts: An Analysis of Contract Choice in Information Technology ,"  Journal of Law, Economics and Organization  20, 207-229.
Kyle Mayer () "The Dynamic Knowledge of Regimes by Dengjian Jin ,"  Administrative Science Quarterly  48, 345-347.
Kyle Mayer () "Buyer-Supplier Contracting in Biotechnology: Governance Costs, Measurement Costs, and Complementaries ,"  Administrative Sciences Association of Canada.