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Variations in Organization Science : In Honor of Donald T Campbell - Joel Baum

Variations in Organization Science

In Honor of Donald T Campbell

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Published: 14th May 1999
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`Given the currency of the issues and the status of the contributors, this book will be an important foundational source for faculty and doctoral students in the organizations sciences' - Michael Tushman, Harvard University



Variations in Organization Science celebrates Donald T Campbell's many contributions to organization science, presenting new variations which stem directly from his work.





Contributing authors review and extend Campbell's theories in four major areas: blind variation, selection and retention especially inside firms; multilevel co-evolution in organizational parts and wholes; process level analysis and modelling epistemology and methodology.





The book includes an unusual appendix, Donald T Campbell's curriculum vitae.

Foreword
Donald T Campbell's Evolving Influence on Organization Science
Blind-Variation-Selection-and-Retention
The Accidental Entrepreneur
Campbellian Antinomies and Organizational Foundings
Interorganizational Imitation
A Hidden Engine of Selection
Types of Variation in Organizational Populations
The Speciation of New Organizational Forms
Blind (but not Unconditioned) Variation
Problems of Copying in Sociocultural Evolution
Selection Processes inside Organizations
The Self-Reinforcing Consequences of Success
Multilevel Coevolution
Whole-Part Coevolutionary Competition in Organizations
Venture Capital Dynamics and the Creation of Variation through Entrepreneurship
Suborganizational Evolution in the US Pharmaceutical Industry
On the Complexity of Technological Evolution
Exploring Coevolution Within and Across Hierarchical Levels in Optical Disc Technology
Evolution in a Nested Hierarchy
A Geneology of Twin Cities Health Care Organizations 1853-1995
Process Level Analysis and Modeling
Static and Dynamic Variation and Firm Outcomes
Organizations as Networks of Actions
Evolutionary Models of Local Interaction
A Computational Perspective
Self-Organization, Complexity Catastrophe and Microstate Models at the Edge of Chaos
Methodology and Epistemology
Donald T Campbell's Methodological Contributions to Organization Science
What Can Management Researchers Learn from Donald T Campbell, the Philosopher? An Exercise in Hermeneutics
Toward a Campbellian Realist Organization Science
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ISBN: 9780761911265
ISBN-10: 076191126X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 14th May 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.78  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.84