Human Capital, Inter-Firm Mobility And Organizational Evolution
Johannes M. Pennings, Marie and Joseph Melone Professor of Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, US and Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands and Filippo Carlo Wezel, Professor of Organization Theory, Faculty of Communication Sciences, University of Lugano, SwitzerlandFinalist for the George Terry Book Award
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The authors of this fascinating and original work contend that by analysing the conduct of organization members, a great deal can be learnt about firm behaviour and about the cooperative and competitive forces that underlie industry evolution.
Contents: Preface Part I: Theoretical and Empirical Foundations 1. The Role of Individual Conduct in Macro-organizational Theory 2. Partnership as a Major Type of Organization Form Part II: The Intangible Asset of Human-Intensive Organizations 3. Social Capital of Organizations: Conceptualization, Level of Analysis and Performance Implications 4. Human Capital, Social Capital and Firm Dissolution 5. Mimicry and the Market: Adoption of a New Organizational Form 6. Mergers and Acquisitions: Strategic and Organizational Fit Part III: The Role of Individual Mobility for Organizational Behavior and Performance 7. Spatial and Temporal Heterogeneity in Founding Patterns 8. Heterogeneity Shifts Due to Member Mobility: New Insights on Demographic Diversity and Organizational Survival 9. Competitive Consequences of Routine Spillovers Due to Inter-firm Mobility 10. In Conclusion: Micro Behaviors as Inducements for Firm and Sector Evolution References Index