Title: Towards an ecological understanding of firm founding and growth in emergent populations
Authors: Debackere, Koenraad
Clarysse, B
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: K.U.Leuven - Departement toegepaste economische wetenschappen
Series Title: DTEW Research Report 9715 pages:1-63
Abstract: Organizational ecology is a fast growing domain in organization theory. During the past few years, the theory has evolved from a collection of rather unrelated concepts towards an integrated model of failure and founding, which has been tested with advanced empirical techniques. Despite this increasing convergence within the ecological boundaries, little integration occurs with other intellectual streams which can either be considered as complementary to a density dependence model or as a challenge to the basic assumptions of this model. This paper presents both a review of the theoretical and empirical methods developed during the past five years and an assessment of future research opportunities : can institutional theory, strategic management and industrial economics enrich and stretch the boundaries of the ecological model?
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IR
Appears in Collections:Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation (MSI), Leuven

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