The Emergence of Organizations and Markets

The Emergence of Organizations and Markets

eBook - 2012
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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 differ.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2012
ISBN: 9781400845552
1400845556
0691148872
9780691148878
1283742551
9781283742559
9780691148670
0691148678
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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