Management and Organization Theory

Baum, Joel A. C. and Bill McKelvey, Eds (1999). Variations in Organization Science: In Honor of Donald T. Campbell. Thousand Oaks, Calif, Sage Publications. Click here for a table of contents. This is a very valuable collection of papers on the evolutionary research program in management. The introductory essay by Baum and McKelvey gives a nice overview of evolutionary thought management and organization theory and how Campbell's ideas have influenced management and organization theory scholars.

Baum, Joel A. C. and Jitendra V. Singh, Eds (1994). The Evolutionary Dynamics of Organizations. New York, Oxford University Press. This is a valuable collection of essays by leading evolutionary scholars in management and organization theory.

Fujimoto, Takahiro (1999). The Evolution of a Manufacturing System at Toyota. New York, Oxford University Press. This is a specatular book, providing rich detail on how the Toyota system evolved. Anyone interested in developing evolutionary theories of individual firms will find this book extremely valuable.

McKelvey, Bill (1982). Organizational Systematics: Taxonomy, Evolution and Classification. Berkeley, CA, University of California Press.

Murmann, Johann Peter (2003). Knowledge and Competitive Advantage: The Coevolution of Firms, Technology, and National Institution. New York, Cambridge University Press.

Tushman, Michael L. and Elaine Romanelli (1985). Organizational Evolution: A Metamorphosis Model of Convergence and Reorientation. Research in Organi. Greenwich, CT, Jai Press 7: 171-222.

Weick, Karl E (1979). The Social Psychology of Organizing. Reading, Mass, Addison-Wesley Pub. Co.