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The Evolution Of Organizations

The Evolution Of Organizations

John Child

Edited by John Child, Emeritus Professor of Commerce, University of Birmingham and Professor of Management, University of Plymouth, UK

2012 896 pp Hardback 978 1 84980 139 3

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Series: The International Library of Critical Writings on Business and Management series






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‘The study of the evolution of organisations has been given a recent boost through new developments in evolutionary theory. John Child’s excellent anthology of essays brings together several key readings in this area, combining new theory with classic studies in the field. It is an indispensable collection.’
– Geoffrey M. Hodgson, University of Hertfordshire Business School, UK

Contents
32 articles, dating from 1896 to 2007 Contributors include: H. Aldrich, R. Burgelman G. Carroll, Y. Doz, G. Hodgson, J. Johanson, B. Kogut, A. Lewin, J. March, S. Winter

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‘This is a splendid collection that brings together canonical articles, a range of disciplines and diverse approaches, all of which have contributed to explaining how organizations develop through time. This is a welcome and useful compendium.’
– Walter W. Powell, Stanford University, US

‘The study of the evolution of organisations has been given a recent boost through new developments in evolutionary theory. John Child’s excellent anthology of essays brings together several key readings in this area, combining new theory with classic studies in the field. It is an indispensable collection.’
– Geoffrey M. Hodgson, University of Hertfordshire Business School, UK

The Evolution of Organizations brings together a selection of significant articles by leading academics as to how organizations and their environments evolve over time. They examine the foundation of evolutionary thinking, its application to the evolution of organizational populations and industries, the question of how individual organizations evolve, and the co-evolution of organizations and their environments.

This essential single volume, along with an original introduction by the editor, will be of great interest to researchers, students of management and economics, as well as to practicing managers concerned with how to create strategic opportunities within their evolving environments.

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Contents:

Acknowledgements

Introduction John Child

PART I FOUNDATIONS AND KEY ISSUES
1. Mark J. Baldwin (1896), ‘A New Factor in Evolution’
2. James G. March (1994), ‘The Evolution of Evolution’
3. Geoffrey M. Hodgson and Thorbjørn Knudsen (2006), ‘Why We Need A Generalised Darwinism, and Why Generalized Darwinism is Not Enough’
4. Johann Peter Murmann, Howard E. Aldrich, David Levinthal and Sidney G. Winter (2003), ‘Evolutionary Thought in Management and Organization Theory at the Beginning of the New Millennium’
5. Michael C. White, Daniel B. Marin, Deborah V. Brazeal and William H. Friedman (1997), ‘The Evolution of Organizations: Suggestions from Complexity Theory About the Interplay Between Natural Selection and Adaption’

PART II EVOLUTION OF ORGANIZATIONAL POPULATIONS
6. Michael T. Hannan and John Freeman (1977), ‘The Population Ecology of Organizations’
7. Glenn R. Carroll (1997), ‘Long-term Evolutionary Change in Organizational Populations: Theory, Models and Empirical Findings in Industrial Demography’
8. Richard N. Langlois (2003), ‘The Vanishing Hand: The Changing Dynamics of Industrial Capitalism’
9. John M. Usher and Martin G. Evans (1996), ‘Life and Death Among Gasoline Alley: Darwinian and Lamarckian Processes in a Differentiating Population’
10. Paul Ingram and Crist Inman (1996), ‘Institutions, Intergroup Competition, and the Evolution of Hotel Populations around Niagara Falls’
11. Andrew J. Hoffman (1999), ‘Institutional Evolution and Change: Environmentalism and the U.S. Chemical Industry’

PART III EVOLUTIONARY ECONOMICS
12. Richard R. Nelson (1994), ‘Evolutionary Theorizing About Economic Change’
13. Sidney G. Winter (1990), ‘Survival, Selection, and Inheritance in Evolutionary Theories of Organization’
14. Jan Fagerberg (2003), ‘Schumpeter and the Revival of Evolutionary Economics: An Appraisal of the Literature’
15. Ulrich Witt (2005), ‘The Evolutionary Perspective on Organizational Change and the Theory of the Firm’

PART IV THE HISTORICAL EVOLUTION OF ORGANIZATIONS
16. Roland Calori, Michael Lubatkin, Philippe Very and John F. Veiga (1997), ‘Modelling the Origins of Nationally-bound Administrative Heritages: A Historical Institutional Analysis of French and British Firms’
17. Alfred Kieser (1989), ‘Organizational, Institutional, and Societal Evolution: Medieval Craft Guilds and the Genesis of Formal Organizations’
18. John Langton (1984), ‘The Ecological Theory of Bureaucracy: The Case of Josiah Wedgwood and the British Pottery Industry’
19. Arthur L. Stinchcombe (1965), ‘Social Structure and Organizations’

PART V EVOLUTION OF ORGANIZATIONS
20. John Child and Alfred Kieser (1981), ‘Development of Organizations Over Time’
21. Michael L. Tushman and Elaine Romanelli (1985), ‘Organizational Evolution: A Metamorphosis Model of Convergence and Reorientation’
22. Martin Schulz (1998), ‘Limits to Bureaucratic Growth: The Density Dependence of Organizational Rule Births’
23. Robert A. Burgelman (2002), ‘Strategy as Vector and the Inertia of Coevolutionary Lock-in’

PART VI EVOLUTION OF MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS AND ALLIANCES
24. Jan Johanson and Jan-Erik Vahlne (2009), ‘The Uppsala Internationalization Process Model Revisited: From Liability of Foreignness to Liability of Outsidership’
25. Bruce Kogut and Udo Zander (1993), ‘Knowledge of the Firm and the Evolutionary Theory of the Multinational Corporation’
26. Anoop Madjok and Carl Liu (2006), ‘A Coevolutionary Theory of the Multinational Firm’
27. Yves L. Doz (1996), ‘The Evolution of Cooperation in Strategic Alliances: Initial Conditions or Learning Processes?’

PART VII CO-EVOLUTION OF ORGANIZATIONS AND ENVIRONMENTS
28. Bill McKelvey (1997), ‘Quasi-natural Organization Science’
29. Arie Y. Lewin and Henk W. Volberda (1999), ‘Prolegomena on Coevolution: A Framework for Research on Strategy and New Organizational Firms’
30. Marc Huygens, Charles Baden-Fuller, Frans A.J. Van Den Bosch and Henk W. Volberda (2001), ‘Co-evolution of Firm Capabilities and Industry Competition: Investigating the Music Industry 1877–1977’
31. Suzana Rodrigues and John Child (2003), ‘Co-evolution in an Institutionalized Environment’
32. Marleen Dieleman and Wladimir M. Sachs (2008), ‘Coevolution of Institutions and Corporations in Emerging Economies: How the Salim Group Morphed into An Institution of Suharto’s Crony Regime’



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