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Structural Inertia and Organizational Change
Considers structural inertia in organizational populations as an outcome of an ecological-evolutionary process. Structural inertia is considered to be a consequence of selection as opposed to a
The Population Ecology of Organizations
A population ecology perspective on organization-environment relations is proposed as an alternative to the dominant adaptation perspective. The strength of inertial pressures on organizational
The Demography of Corporations and Industries
Most analysts of corporations and industries adopt the focal perspective of a single prototypical organization. Many analysts also study corporations primarily in terms of their internal
Logics of Organization Theory: Audiences, Codes, and Ecologies
Building theories of organizations is challenging: theories are partial and "folk" categories are fuzzy. The commonly used tools--first-order logic and its foundational set theory--are ill-suited for
The Liability of Newness: Age Dependence in Organizational Death Rates
Schwartz, Richard D. and James C. Miller 1964 "Legal evolution and societal complexity." American Journal of Sociology 70:159-69. Sheleff, Leon Shaskolsky 1975 "From restitutive law to repressive
A Time to Grow and a Time to Die: Growth and Mortality of Credit Unions in New York City, 1914-1990
One vision of organizational evolution suggests that old and large organizations become increasingly dominant over their environment. A second suggests that as organizations age they become less able
Multiple Category Memberships in Markets: An Integrative Theory and Two Empirical Tests
This article examines the effects of market specialization on economic and social outcomes. Integrating two perspectives, we explore why products that span multiple categories suffer social and
Rethinking Age Dependence in Organizational Mortality: Logical Fromalizations1
  • M. Hannan
  • Business
    American Journal of Sociology
  • 1 July 1998
This article explores the use of logical formalization to clarify an area of research characterized by conflicting claims and divergent empirical findings. The substantive focus concerns the relation
Social Dynamics: Models and Methods
This book attempts to provide a broad framework for thinking about and conducting quantitative empirical studies of social change processes. The goals of this book are 1) to clarify and develop
Partiality of Memberships in Categories and Audiences
Recent theory and research have reconceptualized categories in markets and in other settings as part of the languages developed to characterize roles in a producer-audience interface. An important