(p. xii) Notes on Contributors
(p. xii) Notes on Contributors
Andrew Abbott is the Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. Known for his ecological theories of occupations, Abbott has also pioneered algorithmic analysis of social sequence data. He has written on the foundations of social science methodology and on the evolution of the social sciences and the academic system. He is the author of five books and sixty articles and chapters.
Paul S. Adler is a Professor in the Department of Management and Organization, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. He has published four edited volumes, Technology and the Future of Work (1992), Usability: Turning Technologies into Tools (1992), Remade in America: Transplanting and Transforming Japanese Management Systems (1999), and The Firm as a Collaborative Community: Reconstructing Trust in the Knowledge Economy (2006), all with Oxford University Press.
Christopher Ansell is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago. His research focuses on understanding conflict and cooperation in interorganizational and intergovernmental systems. He is the author of Schism and Solidarity in Social Movements (Cambridge, 2001) and co‐editor of Restructuring Territoriality: Europe and the United States Compared (Cambridge, 2004) and What's the Beef? The Contested Governance of European Food Safety (MIT Press, 2006).
Markus C. Becker holds a Ph.D. in Management from the Judge Business School, Cambridge University. He has held positions with the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) at the University of Strasbourg, France, and with the University of Southern Denmark. He currently is Professor of Organization Theory at the Strategic Organization Design Unit, Department of Marketing & Management, University of Southern Denmark.
Arne Carlsen is a Senior Scientist at SINTEF Technology and Management in Norway. Much of his research has been linked to practical development processes in and with professional service organizations. He has published in journals and books about knowledge management, professional service work, and identity formation at work. He is broadly interested in temporality, narrative theory, pragmatism, and (p. xiii) positive psychology, and is presently most curious about the various practices of ‘idea work’ in organizations.
Stewart Clegg is Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney, and Research Director of the Centre for Management and Organization Studies. He is a prolific publisher in leading academic journals in management and organization theory. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.
Elisabeth S. Clemens is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago. Building on organizational theory and political sociology, her research has addressed the role of social movements and voluntary organizations in institutional change. Her first book, The People's Lobby: Organizational Innovation and the Rise of Interest Group Politics in the United States, 1890–1925 (Chicago, 1997), received awards in both organizational and political sociology. She is also co‐editor of Private Action and the Public Good (Yale, 1998), Remaking Modernity: Politics, History, and Sociology (Duke, 2005), Politics and Partnerships: Voluntary Associations in America's Past and Present (Chicago, forthcoming), and the journal Studies in American Political Development.
Michael D. Cohen is William D. Hamilton Professor of Complex Systems, Information, and Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He has worked on the ‘garbage can’ model of organizational choice and other agent‐based models of organization. He has studied leadership in higher education organization, models of organizational learning, the complex adaptive dynamics of cooperation, and the psychological foundations of routinized action. He is co‐author, with Robert Axelrod, of Harnessing Complexity.
Barbara Czarniawska holds a Chair in Management Studies at GRI, School of Business, Economics, and Law at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her recent publications in English are A Tale of Three Cities (2002), Narratives in Social Science Research (2004), Shadowing and Other Techniques of Doing Fieldwork (2007), and A Theory of Organizing (2008). She edited Global Ideas (with Guje Sevón, 2005), ANT and Organizing (with Tor Hernes, 2005), Organization Theory(2006), and Management Education & Humanities (with Pasquale Gagliardi, 2006).
Gerald F. Davis is the Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Management at the Ross School of Business and Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan. Davis's research examines the interactions among financial markets, institutions, and social structure. Recent publications include Social Movements and Organization Theory (Cambridge University Press; co‐edited with Doug McAdam, W. Richard Scott, and Mayer Zald) and Organizations and Organizing: Rational, Natural, and Open System Perspectives (Pearson Prentice Hall; with W. Richard Scott).
Frank Dobbin is Professor of Sociology at Harvard University. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University. In Forging Industrial Policy: The United States, Britain, and France in the Railway Age (Cambridge, 1994) he explores the historical origins of contemporary industrial policy approaches. He traces modern economic sociology to its roots in classical sociological theory in The New Economic Sociology: An Anthology (Princeton, 2004) and explores how corporate human resources professionals managed to define what discrimination meant under the Civil Rights Act in Inventing Equal Opportunity (Princeton, forthcoming).
Paul du Gay is Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Warwick Business School and Adjunct Professor of Organization Studies at Copenhagen Business School. He was formerly Professor of Sociology and Organization Studies and a Director of the Centre for Citizenship, Identities, and Governance (CCIG) at the Open University. Recent and forthcoming publications include: The Values of Bureaucracy (ed. Oxford University Press, 2005), Organizing Identity: Persons and Organizations ‘After Theory’ (Sage, 2007), Conduct: Sociology and Social Worlds (ed. with E. McFall and S. Carter, Manchester University Press, 2008), and Identity in Question (ed. with A. Elliott, Sage, 2008).
Gary Alan Fine is John Evans Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University. He received his Ph.D. degree from Harvard University in Social Psychology in 1976. He has written on issues of symbolic interaction for over thirty years, including editing a four‐volume collection of articles commenting on the work of Erving Goffman and ‘The Second Chicago School’. He received the George Herbert Mead Award for lifetime contributions to symbolic interaction.
Peer C. Fiss is Assistant Professor of Strategy at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. from the Departments of Management & Organization and Sociology at Northwestern University. His current research interests include corporate governance and the diffusion of practices, framing and symbolic management, and the use of set‐theoretic methods such as Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and fuzzy sets in management and the social sciences.
Tim Hallett is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Indiana University. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Sociology in 2003. His research lies at the intersections of social psychology, organizations, and culture. In addition to his research on inhabited institutionalism (with Marc Ventresca, Theory and Society, 2007), he has published articles on symbolic power and organizational culture (Social Psychology Quarterly, 2007 and Sociological Theory, 2003), and how emotions ‘blow up’ in organizations (The Sociological Quarterly, 2003). His current work integrates these concerns by examining how the process of ‘recoupling’ organizations to their institutional environments creates local turmoil.
Gary G. Hamilton is a Professor of Sociology and of International Studies at the University of Washington. He specializes in historical/comparative sociology, economic sociology, and organizational sociology. He also specializes in Asian societies, with particular emphasis on Chinese societies. He is an author of numerous articles and books, including most recently Emergent Economies, Divergent Paths: Economic Organization and International Trade in South Korea and Taiwan (with Robert Feenstra, Cambridge University Press, 2006) and Commerce and Capitalism in Chinese Societies (Routledge, 2006).
Heather A. Haveman is Professor of Sociology and Business at the University of California, Berkeley. She studies how organizations, industries, and employees' careers evolve. Her published studies have appeared in Administrative Science Quarterly, the American Sociological Review, the American Journal of Sociology, Poetics, Organization Science, the Journal of Business Venturing, and the Academy of Management Journal. Her current research involves antebellum American magazines, post‐Prohibition US wineries, and twenty‐first‐century Chinese firms.
Charles Heckscher is a Professor at Rutgers University and Director of the Center for Workplace Transformation. His research focuses on organization change and the changing nature of employee representation. Before coming to Rutgers he worked for the Communications Workers' union and taught Human Resources Management at the Harvard Business School. His books include The New Unionism, White‐Collar Blues, Agents of Change, and The Collaborative Enterprise.
Shon R. Hiatt is a Ph.D. candidate in organizational behavior at Cornell University. His research looks at the effects of institutional factors on entrepreneurial opportunity creation, discovery, and exploitation. He also investigates the organizational processes, strategy, and networks of firms in mature and emerging economies. Currently, Shon is investigating the effect of environmental elements and firm strategies on US biodiesel adoption and production and the impact of military ties on companies in Latin America.
Paul Hirsch is the James Allen Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Organization at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, where he is also a member of the Sociology and Communication Studies Departments. Hirsch's research spans economic sociology, institutional theory, culture, and communication studies. He has studied the discourse of corporate takeovers, interviewed Studs Terkel, and addressed issues in institutional and organization theory, and mass communication. Hirsch's articles have appeared in American Journal of Sociology, Work and Occupations, Theory and Society, Administrative Science Quarterly, and the New York Times.
Amanda Hoel‐Green is a Masters Degree candidate in Management and Organization at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. She is interested (p. xvi) in sociology and public policy issues, and in how attention to classical theories enhances our understanding of both.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, where she specializes in strategy, innovation, and leadership for change. The former editor of Harvard Business Review (1989–1992), Professor Kanter is the author or co‐author of seventeen books, which have been translated into seventeen languages. Among her best‐known are: Men & Women of the Corporation, When Giants Learn to Dance, and The Change Masters. She chairs a Harvard University group creating an innovative initiative on advanced leadership, to help successful leaders at the top of their professions apply their skills to addressing challenging national and global problems.
Rakesh Khurana is Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Harvard Business School. He received his Ph.D. (Organizational Behavior) and A.M. (Sociology) from Harvard University. His research focuses on the sociology of elites, leadership, and governance. He is the author of From Higher Aims to Hired Hands: The Social Transformation of American Business Schools and the Unfulfilled Promise of Management as a Profession (Princeton University Press, 2007) and Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Question for Charismatic CEOs (Princeton University Press, 2002). He is currently researching the impact of financial markets on corporate governance and the social structure of global elites.
Thorbjørn Knudsen is Professor at the Strategic Organization Design Unit, Department of Marketing and Management, University of Southern Denmark. His research interests and publications focus on economic evolution and decision making in organizations.
Arik Lifschitz is Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Organization at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. He studies the role of institutions and interorganizational networks in the behavior and performance of firms. His co‐authored paper with Paul Ingram, ‘Kinship in the Shadow of the Corporation: The Interbuilder Network in Clyde River Shipbuilding, 1711–1990’, was recently published in the American Sociological Review.
Michael Lounsbury is a Professor at the University of Alberta, School of Business. His research focuses on the relationship between organizational and institutional change, entrepreneurial dynamics, and the emergence of new industries and practices. He is currently investigating the co‐evolution of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Professor Lounsbury serves on a number of editorial boards and is the series editor of Research in the Sociology of Organizations and co‐editor‐in‐chief of the Journal of Management Inquiry.
Richard Marens is an Associate Professor of Management at the California State University, Sacramento. He earned both a J.D. and a Ph.D. from the University of (p. xvii) Washington and has published in a number of management and ethics journals. His research interests include: the emergence of labor unions as innovative financial activists and the evolution of the construct of Corporate Social Responsibility within the context of American social and economic history.
Stella M. Nkomo is a Professor of Business Leadership at the University of South Africa's Graduate School of Business Leadership. Her nationally recognized work on race and gender in organizations, managing diversity, and human resource management appears in numerous journals, edited volumes, and magazines. She is the co‐author of Our Separate Ways: Black and White Women and the Struggle for Professional Identity (Harvard Business School Press). Professor Nkomo is listed in Who's Who in the Managerial Sciences.
Misha Petrovic (Ph.D., Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle, 2005) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore, where he teaches classical and contemporary social theory. His primary research interests are in economic sociology, social theory, and globalization, and his most recent research deals with the development of consumer goods markets in China.
Michael Reed is Professor of Organizational Analysis (Human Resource Management Section) and Associate Dean (Research), Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, Wales. He has published widely in major international journals and book‐length monographs in the areas of organization theory and analysis, expert work and knowledge organizations, public services organization and management, and organizational futures. He is a member of several leading international academic associations, such as the American Academy of Management, the European Group for Organization Studies, the British Sociological Association, and the British Academy of Management (Council Member as from 2004). He is one of the founding editors of the international journal Organization, published by Sage.
Alan Scott is Professor of Sociology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. His research and teaching interests cover political and organizational sociology, and social theory. With respect to organization studies, he is editor of a recent collection on universities and their (regional) external environment, Bright Satanic Mills (Ashgate, 2007), and is a board member of the International Sociological Association's RC17, Organizational Sociology. With respect to social theory, he has published on Weber, Durkheim, and Karl Polanyi, and is co‐editor and co‐translator of Georg Simmel's Rembrandt (Routledge, 2005).
David Shulman is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at Lafayette College. He received his Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University in Sociology in 1997. He has published articles on deception, dramaturgy, and symbolic interactionism. He recently published a book analyzing impression management and lying (p. xviii) at work entitled From Hire to Liar: The Role of Deception in the Workplace (Cornell University Press, 2007).
Richard Swedberg is Professor of Sociology at Cornell University. His two areas of specialization are economic sociology and social theory. His books include: The Handbook of Economic Sociology (edited with Neil Smelser, 1994, 2005), Max Weber and the Idea of Economic Sociology (1998), and Principles of Economic Sociology (2003). He is currently working on a study of Tocqueville and economics.
Patricia H. Thornton is Adjunct Professor and affiliate of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Duke University, Fuqua School of Business and Associate Professor visiting at Stanford University, Department of Sociology. She holds a Ph.D. (1993) in Sociology from Stanford University. Her research and teaching interests are in organization theory, economic sociology, and entrepreneurship. Her research focuses on developing and testing theories on the impact of culture, organization structure, and institutional change on entrepreneurial decisions. She is published in the American Journal of Sociology, the Annual Review of Sociology, the Academy of Management Journal, and Organization Science. Her book Markets from Culture (2004) chronicles her cumulative research program on institutional logics and organization decisions.
Pamela S. Tolbert is Professor and chair of the Department of Organizational Behavior in the School of Industrial Relations at Cornell University. She came to the ILR School after receiving her Ph.D. in sociology from UCLA. She is broadly interested in processes of organizational change, the role of organizations in social stratification, and the impact of occupations on organizational structures. Her current research includes studies of the use of tenure systems by higher education organizations, the effects of social movements on organizational foundings and failures, sources of variations in the organizational features of hedge funds, and the effects of earnings differences within dual‐career couples on spousal relationships.
Andrew H. Van de Ven is Vernon H. Heath Professor of Organizational Innovation and Change in the Carlson School of Management of the University of Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1972, and taught at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania before his present appointment. He is author of several books including The Innovation Journey (1999) and Engaged Scholarship: A Guide for Organizational and Social Research (2007). Van de Ven was 2000–2001 President of the Academy of Management.
Ad van Iterson is Associate Professor of Organization Studies at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. He graduated in sociology at the University of Amsterdam, after which he received his Ph.D. with a thesis on the early factory system. Currently, he mainly publishes on micro‐sociological processes in organizations, such as gossip and cynicism, as manifestations of wider (de)civilizing trends: e.g. van (p. xix) Iterson et al. (eds.), The Civilized Organization: Norbert Elias and the Future of Organization Studies (2002). He also writes novels and columns.
Mayer N. Zald is Professor of Sociology, Social Work, and Business Administration (emeritus) at the University of Michigan. He has published more than fifty articles and written or edited eighteen books. He has published on many topics, including sociology of social welfare, political sociology, social movements, and complex organizations. In 2005, he edited (with Gerald Davis, W. Richard Scott, and Doug McAdam) a volume of essays on the relationship of social movement theory to organizational theory and research (Cambridge University Press). Currently, he is continuing his work on complex organizations and social movements and is also working on a long‐term project to more adequately link social science to the humanities. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a three‐time Fellow of the Center for the Advancement of the Behavioral Sciences.