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Dynamics of Organizational Populations Density, Legitimation, and Competition

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ISBN-10: 0195071913

ISBN-13: 9780195071917

Edition: 1992

Authors: Michael T. Hannan, Glenn R. Carroll

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This book seeks to deepen and broaden the understanding of change in organization populations by examining the dynamics of numbers of organizations in populations. The authors have studied various kinds of organizations, including national labour unions, newspapers and newspaper publishers, brewing firms, life insurance companies, and banks.
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Book details

List price: $285.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/2/1992
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.57" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Introduction
Organizational Populations Studied
Analytic Strategy
Relation to Other Theory and Research
The Plan of This Book
Theoretical Approach
Competition Processes
Legitimation Processes
Density, Competition, and Legitimation
Density Dependence in Vital Rates
Reversibility of Processes
Conclusion
Models and Modeling Strategy
Classical Models of Population Growth
Relating Vital Rates to Legitimation and Competition
Density Dependence in Founding Rates
Density Dependence in Mortality Rates
Interpretations of Density Dependence
Density and Founding Rates
Prior Research
Methodological Issues
Generalized-Yule and Log-Quadratic Models
Logistic and Gompertz Models
Theoretical Implications
Interactions Between Subpopulations
Multi-Population Models
Empirical Results
Density and Organizational Mortality
Prior Research
Results
Controls for Size and Total Mass
Implications of Unobserved Heterogeneity
Theoretical Implications
Complications
Levels of Analysis
Apparent Reversals
Left-truncated Observation Schemes
Population Trajectories
Simulation Methods
Simulating Historical Trajectories
Density Dependence
Discussion
Implications for Social Organization
Extending the Theory
Issues of Microfoundations
Applications to Other Types of Problems
Designs of Empirical Studies
Labor Unions
Newspapers and Newspaper Publishers
Brewing Firms
Banks
Life Insurance Companies
Methods of Analysis
Event Data and Stochastic Models of Vital Rates
Analysis of Organizational Founding Rates
Analysis of Rates of Organizational Mortality
Simulation Program
References
Name Index
Subject Index