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Stanford's Organization Theory Renaissance, 1970-2000

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ISBN-13: 9781849509305
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Publication date: 07/07/2010
Series: Research in the Sociology of Organizations , #28
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors xi

Advisory Board xv

An Organizational Sociology of Stanford's Organization Theory Renaissance Frank Dobbin Claudia Bird Schoonhoven xvii

Part I Theories

Chapter 1 Organizational Institutionalism at Stanford: Reflections on the Founding of a 30- Year Theoretical Research Program Brian Rowan 3

Chapter 2 Resource Dependence Theory: Past and Future Gerald F. Davis J. Adam Cobb 21

Chapter 3 Population Ecology Terry L. Amburgey 43

Chapter 4 Organizational Learning Lee Sproull 59

Chapter 5 Culture Stanford's Way Mary Jo Hatch 71

Chapter 6 Organizations and Labor Markets Alison Davis-Blake 97

Chapter 7 The History of Corporate Networks: Expanding Intellectual Diversity and the Role of Stanford Affiliations Christine M. Beckman 119

Chapter 8 Healthcare Organizations and the Stanford School of Organizational Sociology Mary L. Fennell Ann Barry Flood 145

Part II Faculty

Chapter 9 Administration is Necessary-but Research Rules W. Richard Scott 173

Chapter 10 Silicon Valley, Theories of Organization, and the Stanford Legacy Kathleen M. Eisenhardt 191

Chapter 11 When Theory Met Practice: Cooperation at Stanford Roderick M. Kramer 207

Chapter 12 Nimh-Scor: A Pioneering Center at Stanford Raymond E. Levitt 221

Chapter 13 A Fellow from Kansas James G. March 233

Chapter 14 A Cultural View of the Organizational Community at Stanford University Joanne Martin 241

Chapter 15 Explaining the Impact of the Stanford Organization Studies Community Donald Palmer 263

Chapter 16 Speaking with One Voice: A "Stanford School" Approach to Organizational Hierarchy Ezra W. Zuckerman 289

Part III Former Doctoral Students, Post-Docs, and a Visitor

Chapter 17 How I Spent the Summer of 1973: It was not a Vacation Howard E. Aldrich 311

Chapter 18 The Contributions of Organizational Theory to Health Care Joan R. Bloom 319

Chapter 19 The Devil's Workshop Jacques Delacroix 329

Chapter 20 Legacies from Growing Up on the Farm P. Devereaux Jennings 339

Chapter 21 Situated Learning and Brokerage as Keys to Successful Knowledge Production: An Experiential Review Stephen Mezias Theresa Lant 351

Chapter 22 A Relational Approach to Organizational Learning Martha S. Feldman 359

Chapter 23 The Stanford Organizational Studies Community: Reflections of a Tempered Radical Debra E. Meyerson 365

Chapter 24 Unpacking the Stanford Case: An Elementary Analysis Mark C. Suchman 373

Chapter 25 "Let a Hundred Flowers Blossom": The Cross-Fertilization of Organization Studies at Stanford Martin Ruef 387

Chapter 26 Chance Encounters, Ecologies of Ideas, and Career Paths: A Personal Narrative of My Stanford Years Jitendra V. Singh 395

Chapter 27 Sense-Making in Organizational Research Sim B. Sitkin 409

Chapter 28 School and Super-School David Strang 419

Chapter 29 Reflections on the Stanford Organizations Experience Amy S. Wharton 425

Chapter 30 Touchstones: The Stanford School of Organization Theories, 1970-2000 Patricia H. Thornton 429

Part IV Conclusion

Chapter 31 Collegial Capital: The Organizations Research Community at Stanford, 1970-2000 W. Richard Scott 441

Part V Appendixes

Appendix A Stanford Faculty in Organizations 461

Appendix B Stanford Graduate Students in Organizations 463

Appendix C Stanford Post-Docs in Organizations 465

Appendix D Affiliated Centers for Organization Research 467

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