Mithani MA, O’Brien JP. 2021. So what exactly is a “coalition” within an organization? A review and organizing framework. Journal of Management, forthcoming.
Ye P, O’Brien JP, Carnes C, Hasan I. 2020. The influence of bondholder concentration and temporal orientation on investments in R&D. Journal of Management, forthcoming.Video Abstract
Deb P, David P, O’Brien JP, Duru A. 2019. Attainment discrepancy and investment: Effects on firm performance. Journal of Business Research, 99: 186-196.
Golder PN, Markovitch DG, O’Brien JP. 2018. When do investors reward acquisitions and divestitures? The contrasting implications of normative and behavioral economic theories. Managerial and Decision Economics, 39: 226-239.
Shaikh A, O’Brien JP, Peters L. 2018. Inside directors and the underinvestment of financial slack towards R&D-intensity in high-technology firms. Journal of Business Research, 82: 192-201.
O’Brien JP, Sasson A. 2017. A contingency theory of entrepreneurial debt governance. Journal of Business Research, 81: 118-129.
Deb P, David P, O’Brien JP. 2017. When is cash good or bad for firm performance? Strategic Management Journal, 38: 436-454.
Zambuto F, Lo Nigro G, O’Brien JP. 2017. The importance of alliances in firm capital structure decisions: Evidence from biotechnology firms. Managerial and Decision Economics, 38: 3-18 [Note: Lead article for the year].
Zambuto F, Kumar S, O’Brien JP. 2014. Financial health and partner attractiveness in the market for inter-firm collaboration. Advances in Strategic Management, 31: 147-184.
O’Brien JP, David P, Delios A, Yoshikawa T. 2014. How capital structure influences diversification performance: A transaction cost perspective. Strategic Management Journal, 35: 1013-1031.
O’Brien JP, David P. 2014. Reciprocity and R&D search: A behavioral theory perspective applied to a communitarian context. Strategic Management Journal, 35: 550–565.
Brush, TH, Dangol R, O’Brien JP. 2012. Customer capabilities, switching costs and bank performance. Strategic Management Journal, 33: 1499-1515.
McClelland P, O’Brien JP. 2011. Transaction cost economics and corporate governance: The case of CEO age and financial stake. Managerial and Decision Economics, 32: 141-158.
Le T, O’Brien JP. 2010. Can two wrongs make a right? State ownership and debt in transition economies. Journal of Management Studies, 47: 1297-1316.
O’Brien, JP, Drnevich P, Crook R, Armstrong, C. 2010. Does business school research add economic value for students? Academy of Management Learning & Education, 9: 638-651.
David P, O’Brien J, Yoshikawa T, Delios A. 2010. Do shareholders or stakeholders appropriate the rents from corporate diversification? The influence of ownership structure. Academy of Management Journal, 53: 636 - 654.
O’Brien JP, David P. 2010. Firm growth and type of debt: The paradox of discretion. Industrial and Corporate Change, 19: 51-80.
O'Brien JP, Folta TB. 2009. A transaction cost perspective on why, how, and when cash impacts firm performance. Managerial and Decision Economics, 30: 465-479.
O'Brien JP, Folta TB. 2009. Sunk costs, uncertainty and market exit: A real options perspective. Industrial and Corporate Change, 18: 807-833.
David P, O’Brien JP, Yoshikawa T. 2008. The implications of debt heterogeneity for R&D investment and firm performance. Academy of Management Journal, 51: 165-181.
Folta TB, O’Brien JP. 2008. Determinants of firm-specific thresholds in acquisition decisions. Managerial and Decision Economics, 29: 209-225.
Folta TB, O’Brien JP. 2007. Market versus managerial valuations of real options. Advances in Strategic Management, 24: 199-224.
Folta TB, Johnson DR, O'Brien JP. 2006. Uncertainty, irreversibility, and the likelihood of entry: An empirical assessment of the option to defer. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 61: 432-452.
Folta TB, O’Brien JP. 2004. Entry in the presence of dueling options. Strategic Management Journal, 25: 121-138.
O’Brien JP. 2003. The capital structure implications of pursuing a strategy of innovation. Strategic Management Journal, 24: 415-431.
O’Brien JP, Folta TB, Johnson DR. 2003. A real options perspective on entrepreneurial entry in the face of uncertainty. Managerial and Decision Economics, 24: 515-533.
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