Topics in Quantitative Sociology
Fall 2020 ENSAE
Why do certain organizations succeed and others fail? We explore how to integrate time to concepts of ecology to answer questions about social organization and collective action.
Baum & Shipilov, 2006, Ch, "Ecological approaches to organizations"
Hannan & Freeman, 1977, AJS, "The population ecology of organizations"
McPherson, 2004, ICC, "A Blau space primer: Prolegomenon to an ecology of affiliation"
McPherson & Ranger-Moore, 1991, SF, "Evolution on a dancing landscape: Organizations and networks in dynamic Blau space"
Rojas, 2006, JIE, "Sociological imperialism in three theories of the market"
Case-study for reading and commentary
Olzak & Ryo, 2007, SF, "Organizational diversity, vitality and outcomes in the Civic Rights Movement"
Case-studies for presentation