The Demography of Corporations and Industries
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Demography of Corporations and Industries by Glenn R. Carroll
Book DescriptionMost 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 organizational structures or as complex systems of financial contracts. Glenn Carroll and Michael Hannan bring fresh insight to our understanding of corporations and the industries they comprise by looking beyond prototypical structures to focus on the range and diversity of organizations in their social and economic setting. The result is a rich rendering of analysis that portrays whole populations and communities of corporations. The Demography of Corporations and Industries is the first book to present the demographic approach to organizational studies in its entirety. It examines the theory, models, methods, and data used in corporate demographic research. Carroll and Hannan explore the processes by which corporate populations change over time, including organizational founding, growth, decline, structural transformation, and mortality. They review and synthesize the major theoretical mechanisms of corporate demography, ranging from aging and size dependence to population segregation and density dependence. The book also explores some selected implications of corporate demography for public policy, including employment and regulation. In this path-breaking book, Carroll and Hannan demonstrate why demographic research on corporations is important; describe how to conduct demographic research; specify fruitful areas of future research; and suggest how the demographic perspective can enrich the public discussion of issues surrounding the corporation in our constantly evolving industrial society. All researchers and analysts with an interest in this topic will find The Demography of Corporations and Industries an invaluable resource.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691120157
(229mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 6-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Glenn R. Carroll
Logics of Organization Theory, Paperback (July 2007)
Sets forth and applies a different language for theory building based on a nonmonotonic logic and fuzzy set theory. This book builds on cognitive psychology and anthropology to develop an audience-based theory of organizational categories. It applies this framework and the different language of theory building to organizational ecology.
Culture and Demography in Organizations, Paperback (December 2005)
How do corporations and other organizations transmit their cultures over time? This book grounds its analysis in mathematical tools and computer simulation, and offers a comprehensive answer to this question. It is for students of organization theory and behavior, cultural studies, strategic management, sociology, economics, and social simulation.
Firms, Markets and Hierarchies, Hardback (January 1999)
This text presents a stock-taking of the work that has been done since the appearance of Oliver Williamson's seminal book "Markets and Hierarchies" (Free Press 1975), that gave new life to the concept of transaction cost analysis (introduced by Ronald Coase in the 1930s).
Dynamics of Organizational Populations, Hardback (January 1992)» View all books by Glenn R. Carroll
This study aims to broaden the general understanding of change in organizational populations by examining the dynamics of numbers of organizations in populations. The authors examine labour unions, newspapers, publishing, brewing firms, life insurance companies and banks.
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Author Biography - Glenn R. Carroll
Glenn R. Carroll is the Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Michael T. Hannan is the StrataCom Professor of Management and Professor of Sociology at Stanford University.
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