Organizations and their Effectiveness (2016)
This is a page to collect resources, links, and supplementary information related to the 2016 Summer Institute on Organizations and their Effectiveness held at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University.
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Our esteemed leaders
Rules Versus Statutes and Type I versus Type II Incomplete Law
This is a random selection. More of the important ones coming.
- Baier, Vicki Eaton, James G. March, and Harald Saetren. "Implementation and ambiguity." Scandinavian Journal of Management Studies 2, no. 3 (1986): 197-212.
- Pistor, Katharina, and Chenggang Xu. "Law enforcement under incomplete law: Theory and evidence from financial market regulation." LSE STICERD Research Paper No. TE442 (2002).
Standards and Standard-Setting Organizations
- Bonatti and Rantakari (2016) on Standard-Setting Organizations, The Politics of Compromise (from Bob)
- Timmermans and Epstein's (2010) review article on sociological research on standards: A World of Standards but not a Standard World
- Ahrne and Brunsson's (2008) theory of Meta-Organizations, an organization with organizations as members
- Bromley and Meyer's (2015) book on hyper-organization, and an article (2013) that summarizes the main argument
- Kollock (1998) "Social Dilemmas: The Anatomy of Cooperation"
Exploiting Cogntive Biases
- Gabaix & Laibson (2006) "SHROUDED ATTRIBUTES, CONSUMER MYOPIA, AND INFORMATION SUPPRESSION IN COMPETITIVE MARKETS". They model a set-up in which sophisticated firms exploit myopic consumers (potentially similar to the interaction between regulated firms and regulators in Kwak's cultural capture model).
Choosing the right N
- March et al. 2003: Learning from Samples of One or Fewer
- Mahoney and Goertz 2006: A Tale of Two Cultures: Contrasting Quantitative and Qualitative Research
- Small 2009: How Many Cases Do I Need?
Lists of mechanisms
- Coffee supply chains (Ameet, Christof, Consuelo, Aaron)