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Drifting Tastes, Inertia, and Organizational Viability

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  • Le Mans, Gael

    (University Pompeu Fabra)

  • Hannan, Michael T.

    (Stanford University)

  • Polos, Laszlo

    (Durham University)

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    Why do organizations generally lose their competitive edge as they get older? Recent theory and research on the dynamics of audiences and categories in markets sheds some new light on issues of organizational obsolescence.

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    Paper provided by Stanford University, Graduate School of Business in its series Research Papers with number 2082.

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    Date of creation: Aug 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:ecl:stabus:2082

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    1. Michael T. Hannan & László Pólos & Glenn R. Carroll, 2007. "Language Matters, from Logics of Organization Theory: Audiences, Codes, and Ecologies
      [Logics of Organization Theory: Audiences, Codes, and Ecologies]
      ," Introductory Chapters, Princeton University Press.
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