Evolutionary dynamics of organizations

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Oxford University Press, 1994 - Business & Economics - 501 pages
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This book presents the latest research and theory about organizational evolutionary change. It brings together the work of organization theorists who have played key roles in challenging the orthodox adaptation views that prevailed until the beginning of the 1980s. Joel A.C. Baum and JitendraV. Singh emphasize hierarchy of evolutionary processes at the intraorganizational level, the organizational level, the population level, and the community level. Derived from a conference held at the Stern School of Business at New York University, Evolutionary Dynamics of Organizations is organizedin a way that gives order and coherence to what has been a diverse and multidisciplinary field.

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Introductory Essays
How Individual and FacetoFaceGroup Selection Undermine Firm Selection
The Evolution of Evolution

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Joel A. C. Baum is Canadian National Chair in Strategy and Organization at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. His research has been published in a wide range of prestigious management and social science journals. He is a member of the editorial boards of "Administrative Science Quarterly" and "Academy"" of ""Management Journal," Editor-in-Chief of "Advances in Strategic Management," and founding co-editor of "Strategic Organization - SO!.

Jitendra V. Singh is Saul P. Steinberg Professor of Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. From 2007 to 2009, he was Dean, Shaw Foundation Chair, and Professor of Strategy, Management, and Organization at the Nanyang Business School, Singapore.