College of Business: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Steven C. Michael

Professor of Business Administration

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Articles in Journals

Michael, S. 2014. Can Franchising Be an Economic Development Strategy? An Empirical Investigation. Small Business Economics, 42: 611-620

Horsky, S., Michael, S., Silk, A. 2012. The Internalization of Advertising Services: An Inter-Industry Analysis. Review of Marketing Science

Michael, S. 2012. Monitoring Technical Managers: Theory, Evidence, and Prescriptions. Journal of High Technology Management Research, 26: 36-45

Gillis, W., Crook, T., McEwan, E., Michael, S. 2011. Using Tournaments to Reduce Agency Problems: The Case of Franchising. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 35: 427-447

Combs, J., Michael, S., Castrogiovanni, G. 2009. Institutional and Economic Influences on the Choice of Organizational Form: The Case of Franchising. Journal of Management, 35: 1268-1290

Michael, S., Combs, J. 2008. Entrepreneurial Failure: The Case of Franchisees. Journal of Small Business Management, 46: 73-90

Kor, Y., Michael, S., Mahoney, J. 2007. Resources, Capabilities, and Entrepreneurial Perceptions. Journal of Management Studies, 44: 1187-1212

Michael, S. 2007. Transaction Cost Entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Venturing: Int'l. Entrepreneurship, New Bus. Devel. & Tech, 22: 412-426

Michael, S. 2007. Can Information Technology Enable Profitable Diversification? Journal of Engineering-Technology Management, 24: 167-185

Michael, S., Pearce II, J. 2006. Strategies to Prevent Economic Recessions from Causing Business Failure. Business Horizons, 49: 201-209

Michael, S., Kim, S. 2005. The Organizational Ecology of Retailing: A Historical Perspective. Journal of Retailing, 81: 113-123

Combs, J., Michael, S., Castrogiovanni, G. 2004. Franchising: A Review and Avenues to Greater Theoretical Diversity. Journal of Management, 30: 907-931

Michael, S., Palandjian, T. 2004. Organizational Learning and New Product Introductions. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 21: 268 - 276

Michael, S., Pearce II, J. 2004. Choosing Constraints as a Third Solution to Agency. Journal of Management Studies, 41: 1171 - 1198

Michael, S. 2003. Determinants of the Rate of Franchising across Nations. Management International Review, 43: 267-290

Michael, S. 2003. First Mover Advantage through Franchising. Journal of Business Venturing: Int'l. Entrepreneurship, New Bus. Devel. & Tech, 18: 61-80

Michael, S. 2002. Can a Franchise Chain Coordinate? Journal of Business Venturing: Int'l. Entrepreneurship, New Bus. Devel. & Tech, 17: 325-341

Michael, S. 2002. Time to Discovery: The Role of Time in the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process. Business Ethics Quarterly, Ruffin series 3: 157-161

Michael, S. 2000. The Effect of Organizational Form on Quality: The Case of Franchising. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 43: 295-318

Michael, S. 2000. The Extent, Motivation, and Effect of Tying in Franchise Contracts. Managerial and Decision Economics, 21: 191-201

Michael, S. 2000. Investments to Create Bargaining Power: The Case of Franchising. Strategic Management Journal, 21: 497-514

Michael, S. 1999. The Elasticity of Franchising. Small Business Economics, 12: 313-320

Michael, S. 1999. Do Franchise Chains Advertise Enough? Journal of Retailing, 75: 461-478

Dewan, S., Michael, S., Min, C. 1998. Firm Characteristics and Investments in Information Technology: Scale and Scope Effects. Information Systems Research, 9: 219-232

Michael, S., Robbins, D. 1998. Retrenchment among Small Manufacturing Firms during Recession. Journal of Small Business Management, 36: 35-45

Holt, D., Godfrey, J., Michael, S. 1997. The Case Against Cooperative Learning. Issues in Accounting Education, 12: 191-195

Pearce II, J., Michael, S. 1997. Marketing Strategies That Make Small Manufacturing Firms Recession-Resistant. Journal of Business Venturing: Int'l. Entrepreneurship, New Bus. Devel. & Tech, 12: 301-314

Michael, S. 1996. To Franchise or Not to Franchise: An Analysis of Decision Rights and Organizational Form Shares. Journal of Business Venturing: Int'l. Entrepreneurship, New Bus. Devel. & Tech, 11: 57-71

Michael, S. 1996. Rents and Competitive Advantage in Franchising. Franchising Research, 1: 38-43

Michael, S. 1994. Competition between Organizational Forms: Mail Order versus Retail Stores, 1910-1940. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 23: 269-286

Chapters in Books

Michael, S., Bercovitz, J. 2009. A Strategic Look at the Organizational Form of Franchising. In J. Nickerson and B. Silverman (Ed.), Economic Institutions of Strategy, 193-220. Emerald Group Publishing, Ltd..

Mahoney, J. , Michael, S. 2005. A Subjectivist Theory of Entrepreneurship. In R. Agarwal, S. Alvarez, & O. Sorenson (Ed.), Handbook of Entrepreneurship, 33-53. New York: Springer Publications.

Michael, S. 2005. Franchising. In M. A. Hitt & R. D. Ireland (Ed.), Entrepreneurship Encyclopedia. London: Blackwell Publishing House.

Michael, S. 2003. Two Faces of Strategic Group Theory. In F. Dansereau & F. Yammarino (Ed.), Multi-Level Issues in Organizational Behavior and Strategy, Research in Multi-Level Issues. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.

Michael, S., Storey, D., Thomas, H. 2002. Discovery and Coordination in Staregic Management and Entrepreneurship. In M.A. Hitt, R.D. Ireland, S.M. Camp, and D. L. Sexton (Ed.), Strategic Entrepreneurship. London: Blackwell Publishing House.

Michael, S. 1998. Quality Management in Franchise Chains. In S. Ghosh & D. Fedor (Ed.), Advances in the Management of Organizational Quality, 161-184. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.


Michael, S. 2002. Defining the Business Opportunity, Southern Management Association, Atlanta.

Michael, S. 2002. Rethinking Strategy, Southern Management Association, Atlanta.

Michael, S. 2000. Quality in Franchising, Purdue University, West Lafayette.

Michael, S. 1996. Quality and Entrepreneurship in Restaurant Chains, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta.

Michael, S. 1995. Rent Capture in Franchise Systems, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg.

Michael, S. 1994. Organizational Experience and New Product Introductions, Harvard University, Cambridge.

Michael, S. 1994. Strategy, Control, and Performance in Franchise Systems, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem.

Michael, S. 1994. Returns to Franchising, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


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