Dynamics of Organizational Populations: Density, Legitimation, and Competition

Dynamics of Organizational Populations: Density, Legitimation, and Competition

by Michael T. Hannan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195071913

ISBN-13: 9780195071917

Pub. Date: 01/28/1992

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Why does the number of organizations of any given kind vary over time? Utilizing a diverse group of organizations including national labor unions, newspapers and newspaper publishers, brewing firms, life insurance companies, and banks, this book seeks to deepen and broaden the understanding of change in organizational populations by examining the dynamics of

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Why does the number of organizations of any given kind vary over time? Utilizing a diverse group of organizations including national labor unions, newspapers and newspaper publishers, brewing firms, life insurance companies, and banks, this book seeks to deepen and broaden the understanding of change in organizational populations by examining the dynamics of numbers of organizations in populations. Such an approach involves explaining the sources of growth and decline in the sum of organizations (what the authors call "density") over the histories of populations of organizations. The authors conclude their study by formulating a theory of density-dependent legitimation and competition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195071917
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Theoretical Approach
3. Models and Modeling Strategy
4. Density and Founding Rates
5. Interactions Between Subpopulations
6. Density and Organizational Mortality
7. Complications
8. Population Trajectories
9. Implications for Social Organization
Appendix A: Designs of Empirical Studies
Appendix B: Methods of Analysis
Appendix C: Simulation Program

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