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Hannan, Michael T. / Le Mens, Gaël / Hsu, Greta / Kovács, Balázs / Negro, Giacomo / Pólos, László / Pontikes, Elizabeth / Sharkey, Amanda J.

Concepts and Categories

Foundations for Sociological and Cultural Analysis

Series:The Middle Range Series


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    A team of sociologists presents a groundbreaking model of concepts and categorization that can guide sociological and cultural analysis of a wide variety of social situations. Using this model, important yet commonplace phenomena such as routine buying decisions can be quantified in terms of the cognitive distance between concepts.


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    HannanMichael T.:

    Michael T. Hannan is The StrataCom Professor of Management in the Graduate School of Business and Professor of Sociology, Emeritus in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Stanford University and Professor of Organisation Theory at the Durham University Business School. He is the co-author of Logics of Organization Theory: Audiences, Codes, and Ecologies (2007), The Demography of Corporations and Industries (2000), and Dynamics of Organizational Populations: Density, Legitimation and Competition (1992).Michael T. Hannan is the StrataCom Professor of Management emeritus and professor emeritus of sociology at Stanford University and professor of organization theory at Durham University Business School.

    Gaël Le Mens is professor of behavioral science in the Department of Economics and Business at Pompeu Fabra University.

    Greta Hsu is professor of management at the University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management.

    Balázs Kovács is assistant professor of organizational behavior at the Yale University School of Management.

    Giacomo Negro is professor of organization and management at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

    László Pólos is professor of organizational theory at Durham University Business School.

    Elizabeth Pontikes is associate professor of organizations and strategy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

    Amanda J. Sharkey is associate professor of organizations and strategy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


    Olav Sorenson, Frederick Frank ’54 and Mary C. Tanner Professor of Management, Yale School of Management:
    This formal foundation of categorization processes represents a massive step forward in our theoretical understanding of categories, their evolution, and how they influence decisions. The authors do an excellent job of motivating these cognitive foundations in terms of their relevance to sociological questions of interest.

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