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The emergence of organizations and markets

John Frederick Padgett (Editor), Walter W. Powell (Editor)
The social sciences have sophisticated models of choice and equilibrium but little understanding of the emergence of novelty. Where do new alternatives, new organizational forms, and new types of people come from? Combining biochemical insights about the origin of life with innovative and historically oriented social network analyses, John Padgett and Walter Powell develop a theory about the emergence of organizational, market, and biographical novelty from the coevolution of multiple social networks. They demonstrate that novelty arises from spillovers across intertwined networks in different domains
eBook, English, ©2012
Princeton University Press, Princeton, ©2012
1 online resource
9781400845552, 1400845556
Print version:
The problem of emergence / John F. Padgett and Walter W. Powell
Autocatalysis in chemistry and the origin of life / John F. Padgett
Economic production as chemistry II / John F. Padgett, Peter McMahan, and Xing Zhong
From chemical to social networks / John F. Padgett
The emergence of corporate merchant-banks in Dugento Tuscany / John F. Padgett
Transposition and refunctionality: the birth of partnership systems in renaissance Florence / John F. Padgett
Country as global market: Netherlands, Calvinism, and the Joint-Stock Company / John F. Padgett
Conflict displacement and dual inclusion in the construction of Germany / Jonathan Obert and John F. Padgett
The politics of communist economic reform: Soviet Union and China / John F. Padgett
Deviations from design: the emergence of new financial markets and organizations in Yeltsin's Russia / Andrew Spicer
The emergence of the Russian mobile telecom market: local technical leadership and global investors in a shadow of the state / Valery Yakubovich and Stanislav Shekshnia
Social sequence analysis: ownership networks, political ties, and foreign investment in Hungary / David Stark and Balázs Vedres
Chance, nécessité, et naïveté: ingredients to create a new organizational form / Walter W. Powell and Kurt Sandholtz
Organizational and institutional genesis: the emergence of high-tech clusters in the life sciences / Walter W. Powell, Kelley Packalen, and Kjersten Whittington
An open elite: arbiters, catalysts, or gatekeepers in the dynamics of industry evolution? / Walter W. Powell and Jason Owen-Smith
Academic laboratories and the reproduction of proprietary science: modeling organizational rules through autocatalytic networks / Jeannette A. Colyvas and Spiro Maroulis
Why the valley went first: aggregation and emergence in regional inventor networks / Lee Fleming [and others]
Managing the boundaries of an "open" project / Fabrizio Ferraro and Siobhán O'Mahony
Coda: reflections on the study of multiple networks / Walter W. Powell and John F. Padgett
Includes index