Organizational Ecology and Industrial Economics: a Comment on Geroski

Barron, David (2001) Organizational Ecology and Industrial Economics: a Comment on Geroski. Industrial and Corporate Change, 10 (2). pp. 541-548.

Abstract

Geroski's discussion of organizational ecology from the point of view of an industrial economist is useful and illuminating. However, I believe that there are a few areas in which someone not familiar with the ecological literature might be misled. I therefore provide a slightly more detailed discussion of work done by ecologists in three key areas: the relationship between density, legitimacy, competition and the rates at which organizations enter and exit a population; the ways in which ecologists conceptualize and model legitimacy; and the theory of structural inertia.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: organizational behaviour
Subject(s): Organisational behaviour
Centre: Faculty of Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2011 18:44
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:06
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/1181

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