Evolutionary Dynamics of Organizations

Paperback | September 1, 1994

EditorJoel A.c. Baum, Jitendra V. Singh

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This book presents the latest research and theory about organizational evolutionary change. It brings together the work of organization theorists who have played key roles in challenging the orthodox adaptation views that prevailed until the beginning of the 1980s. Joel A.C. Baum and JitendraV. Singh emphasize hierarchy of evolutionary processes at the intraorganizational level, the organizational level, the population level, and the community level. Derived from a conference held at the Stern School of Business at New York University, Evolutionary Dynamics of Organizations is organizedin a way that gives order and coherence to what has been a diverse and multidisciplinary field.

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This book presents the latest research and theory about organizational evolutionary change. It brings together the work of organization theorists who have played key roles in challenging the orthodox adaptation views that prevailed until the beginning of the 1980s. Joel A.C. Baum and JitendraV. Singh emphasize hierarchy of evolutionary...

Joel A.C. Baum is at New York University. Jitendra V. Singh is at University of Pennsylvania.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9.13 × 6.14 × 1.34 inPublished:September 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Contributors1. Joel A. C. Baum and Jitendra Singh: Organizational Hierarchies and Evolutionary Processes: Some Reflections on a Theory of Organizational EvolutionPart I. Introductory Essays2. Donald T. Campbell: How Individual and Face-to-Face-Group Selection Undermine Firm Selection in Organizational Evolution3. James G. March: The Evolution of EvolutionPart II. Intraorganizational Evolution4. Robert A. Burgelman and Brian S. Mittman: An Intraorganizational Ecological Perspective on Managerial Risk Behavior, Performance, and Survival: Individual, Organizational, and Environmental Effects5. Anne S. Minor: Seeking Adaptive Advantage: Evolutionary Theory and Managerial Action6. Sidney G. Winter: Organizing for Continuous Improvement: Evolutionary Theory Meets the Quality RevolutionCommentariesPart III. Organizational Evolution7. Ari Ginsberg and Joel A. C. Baum: Evolutionary Processes and Patterns of Core Business Change8. Heather A. Haveman: The Ecological Dynamics of Organizational Change: Density and Mass Dependence in Rates of Entry into New Markets9. Daniel A. Levinthal: Surviving Schumpeterian Environments: An Evolutionary Perspective10. Stephen J. Mezias and Theresa K. Lant: Mimetic Learning and the Evolution of Organizational PopulationsCommentariesPart IV. Population Evolution11. Howard E. Aldrich, Catherine R. Zimmer, Udo H. Staber, and John J. Beggs: Minimalism, Mutalism, and Maturity: The Evolution of the American Trade Association Population in the 20th Century12. Terry L. Amburgey, Tina Dacin, and Dawn Kelly: Disruptive Selection and Population Segmentation: Interpopulation Competition as a Segregation Process13. Jacques Delacroix and Hayagreeva Rao: Externalities and Ecological Theory: Unbundling Density Dependence14. John Freeman and Alessandro Lomi: Resource Partitioning and Foundings of Banking Cooperatives in Italy15. Lynne G. Zucker and Ita G. G. Kreft: The Evolution of Socially Contingent Rational Action: Effects of Labor Strikes on CHange in Union Founding in the 1880sPart V. Community Evolution16. William P. Barnett: The Liability of Collective Action: Growth and Change Among Early American Telephone Companies17. ack W. Brittain: Density-Independent Selection and Community Evolution18. Joel A. C. Baum and Jitendra V. Singh: Organization-Environment Coevolution19. Lori Rosenkopf and Michael L. Tushman: The Coevolution of Technology and Organization20. Andrew H. Van de Ven and Raghu Garud: The Coevolution of Technical and Institutional Events in the Development of an InnovationCommentariesReferencesIndex

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"The essays in this book provide a first-rate overview of the evolving literature on the Evolutionary Dynamics of Organizations. It is must reading for those who want to know what the field is about, and also for those who seek to follow new developments. It willl be widely read, andcited."--Richard R. Nelson, Columbia University in the City of New York