Professor Oxley is the McCutcheon Professor of International Business and a professor of strategic management at Rotman. Her research focuses on outsourcing and collaborative strategies and explores how international differences in economic and institutional environments impact firm strategy and performance.
|In the absence of a carbon tax, industry self-regulation can help mitigate the worst fallout from climate change. Disagree
|“Responding to climate change requires a coordinated effort and significant investment. In a competitive environment, it is unrealistic to think that firms can go beyond their own narrow business interests and make the necessary investments to effect change.”
|Amazon’s new $15 per hour minimum wage will force other companies to follow suit. Disagree
|“This move by Amazon will likely prompt some companies to raise wages if (and only if) they are close competitors in the relevant labor market. However, the impact will be quite localized and, since Amazon already pays significantly above the federally mandated minimum, there will be negligible impact on most minimum-wage workers and the companies that employ them.”