Organizations & Markets WorkshopThis workshop focuses on the sociology of organizations, networks, and markets. A wide variety of topics are addressed, including how organizations operate, why they differ, how they emerge from prior organizations, how future growth depends on position in a structure of other organizations and how people survive and thrive within organizations.
Anyone interested in these topics is welcome to attend the workshop. Graduate student participation is strongly encouraged. The workshop room, 3B, is on the third floor, on the west side of the atrium, in the Charles M. Harper Center.
Whenever possible, papers are made available in advance of the workshop. To download a paper, click on the highlighted text. For further information, or to schedule time to meet with an outside speaker, please email the workshop coordinator for the Winter quarter, Matt Bothner.
ScheduleTuesdays 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
LocationHarper Center Seminar 3B
"Innovation and Change in the Process of Alliance Formation in the Japanese Electronics Industry" (with Didier Guillot)James Lincoln, Berkeley
"Industry Collaboration and Secrecy in Academic Science"James Evans, University of Chicago
"The Proximate Conditions of Work and the Tendency to Err: Published Corrections in the New York Times"David Gibson, University of Pennsylvania
TBAJesper Sorensen, Stanford
TBAStanislav Dobrev, University of Chicago
"A Theory of Social Categorization and Markets: Structure, Justification, and Change"Steve Kahl, University of Chicago
"Long Tail or Steep Tail: A Field Investigation into How Online Popularity Information Affects the Distribution of Customer Choices"Catherine Tucker, MIT
TBAAnnaLee Saxenian, Berkeley
"The Shortcut to Inequality: The Small but Stratified World"Ray Reagans, Carnegie Mellon; and Ezra Zuckerman, MIT