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Logics of organization theory: audiences, codes, and ecologies

Author: Hannan, Michael T. ; Pólos, László ; Carroll, Glenn R.Publisher: Princeton University Press, 2007.Language: EnglishDescription: 364 p. : Graphs ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0691134502Type of document: Book Online Access: Click here Note: Doriot: for 2012-2013 coursesBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents Logics of Organization Theory Logics of Organization Theory Preface Chapter 1. Language Matters 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Languages for Theory Building Using Dynamic Logic Partial Memberships: Fuzziness Organizational Ecology Unification Projects PART 1. AUDIENCES, PRODUCERS, AND CODES Chapter 2. Clusters and Labels 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Seeds for Categories and Forms Domains Similarity Similarity Clusters 2.5 Labels 2.6 Extensional Consensus 2.7 Complex Labels Chapter 3. Types and Categories 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Schemata Types Intensional Semantic Consensus Categories Intrinsic Appeal and Category Valence 1 Chapter 4. Forms and Populations 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 '/. Test Codes and Defaults Taken-for-Grantedness Legitimation and Forms Populations Density Dependence Revisited Delegitimation 1 Chapter 5. Identity and Audience 5.1 Identity As Default CONTENTS 5.2 Multiple Category Memberships 5.3 Code Clash 5.4 Identities and Populations 5.5 Structure of the Audience PART 2. NONMONCrrONlC REASONING: AGE DEPENDENCE Chapter 6. A Nonmonotonic Logic 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 Beyond First-Order Logic Generalizations Nonmonotonic Reasoning A Prkcis of the Formal Approach Chaining Probabilistic Arguments Closest-Possible-Wrlds Construction Falsification Chapter 7. IntegratingTheories of Age Dependence 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Capability and Endowment First Unification Attempt Obsolescence Second Unification Attempt PART 3. ECOLOGICAL NICHES Chapter 8. Niches and Audiences 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 Tastes, Positions, and Offerings Category Niche Organizational Niche Fundamental Niche Implications of Category Membership Metric Audience Space Chapter 9. Niches and Competitors 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 Fitness Realized Niche Niche Overlap Niche Width Revisited Convexity of the Niche Environmental Change Chapter 10. Resource Partitioning 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Scale Advantage Market Center Market Segments and Crowding Dynamics of Partitioning Implications of Category Membership CONTENTS PART 4. ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE Chapter 11. Cascading Change 1I .1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 Identity and Inertia Organizational Architecture Cascades Architecture and Cascades Intricacy and Viscosity Missed Opportunities Change and Mortality Chapter 12. Opacity and Asperity 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Limited Foresight: Opacity Cultural Opposition: Asperity Opacity, Asperity, and Reorganization Change and Mortality Chapter 13. Niche Expansion 13.1 Expanded Engagement 13.2 Architectural and Cultural Context 13.3 Age and Asperity 13.4 Distant Expansion 13.5 Expansion and Convexity Chapter 14. Conclusions 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 Theoretical Unification Common Conceptual Core Inconsistencies Resolved Theoretical Progress 14.5 Empirical Implications Appendix A. Glossary of Theoretical Terms Appendix B. Glossary of Symbols Appendix C. Some Elementary First-Order Logic Appendix D. Notation for Monotonic Functions Appendix E. The Modal Language of Codes Bibliography

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