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Variations in organization science : in honor of Donald T. Campbell
Campbell, Donald T. (Donald Thomas), 1916-1996.
Publication Information:
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, [1999]

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xii, 452 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Donald Campbell's evolving influence on organization science / Bill McKelvey and Joel A.C. Baum -- The accidental entrepreneur : Campbellian antinomies and organizational foundings / Howard E. Aldrich and Amy Kenworthy -- Interorganizational imitation : the hidden engine of selection / Anne S. Miner and Sri V. Raghavan -- Types of variation in organizational populations : the speciation of new organizational forms / Hayagreeva Rao and Jitendra V. Singh -- Blind (but not unconditioned) variation : problems of copying in socio-cultural evolution / Elaine Romanelli -- Selection processes inside organizations : the self-reinforcing consequences of success / Danny Miller -- Whole-part coevolutionary competition in organizations / Joel A.C. Baum -- Venture capital dynamics and the creation of variation through entrepreneurship / Philip Anderson -- Sub-organizational evolution in the U.S. pharmaceutical industry / Paul Ingram and Peter Roberts -- On the complexity of technological evolution : exploring coevolution within and across hierarchical levels in optical disc technology / Lori Rosenkopf and Atul Nerkar -- Evolution in a nested hierarchy : a geneology of Twin Cities health care organizations, 1953-1995 / Andrew H. Van de Ven and David N. Grazman -- Static and dynamic variation and firm outcomes / Tammy L. Madsen, Elaine Mosakowski and Srilata Zaheer -- Organizations as networks of actions / Brian T. Pentland -- Evolutionary models of local interaction : a computational perspective / Alessandro Lomi and Erik R. Larsen -- Self-organization, complexity catastrophe and microstate models at the edge of chaos / Bill McKelvey -- Donald Campbell's methodological contributions to organization science / Martin G. Evans -- What can management researchers learn from Donald T. Campbell, the philosopher? an exercise in hermeneutics / Margaretha Hendrickx -- Toward Campbellian realist organization science / Bill McKelvey.

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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.

Table of Contents

ForewordBarbara Frankel Campbell
Donald T Campbell's Evolving Influence on Organization ScienceBill McKelvey and Joel A C Baum
Part 1 Blind-Variation-Selection-and-Retention
The Accidental EntrepreneurHoward E Aldrich and Amy L Kenworthy
Campbellian Antinomies and Organizational Foundings
Interorganizational ImitationAnne S Miner and Sri V Raghavan
A Hidden Engine of Selection
Types of Variation in Organizational PopulationsHayagreeva Rao and Jitendra V Singh
The Speciation of New Organizational Forms
Blind (but not Unconditioned) VariationElaine Romanelli
Problems of Copying in Sociocultural Evolution
Selection Processes inside OrganizationsDanny Miller
The Self-Reinforcing Consequences of Success
Part 2 Multilevel Coevolution
Whole-Part Coevolutionary Competition in OrganizationsJoel A C Baum
Venture Capital Dynamics and the Creation of Variation through EntrepreneurshipPhilip Anderson
Suborganizational Evolution in the US Pharmaceutical IndustryPaul Ingram and Peter W Roberts
On the Complexity of Technological EvolutionLori Rosenkopf and Atul Nerkar
Exploring Coevolution Within and Across Hierarchical Levels in Optical Disc Technology
Evolution in a Nested HierarchyAndrew H Van de Ven and David N Grazman
A Geneology of Twin Cities Health Care Organizations 1853-1995
Part 3 Process Level Analysis and Modeling
Static and Dynamic Variation and Firm OutcomesTammy L Madsen and Elaine Mosakowski and Srilata Zaheer
Organizations as Networks of ActionsBrian T Pentland
Evolutionary Models of Local InteractionAlessandro Lomi and Erik R Larsen
A Computational Perspective
Self-Organization, Complexity Catastrophe and Microstate Models at the Edge of ChaosBill McKelvey
Part 4 Methodology and Epistemology
Donald T Campbell's Methodological Contributions to Organization ScienceMartin G Evans
What Can Management Researchers Learn from Donald T Campbell, the Philosopher? An Exercise in HermeneuticsMargaretha Hendrickx
Toward a Campbellian Realist Organization ScienceBill McKelvey