Drifting Tastes, Inertia, and Organizational Viability

Stanford Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 2082

28 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2011

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Gael Le Mens

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences; Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE)

Michael Hannan

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Laszlo Polos

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

Date Written: August 15, 2011

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Le Mens, Gael and Hannan, Michael and Polos, Laszlo, Drifting Tastes, Inertia, and Organizational Viability (August 15, 2011). Stanford Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 2082, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1912116 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1912116

Gael Le Mens (Contact Author)

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences ( email )

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Michael Hannan

Stanford Graduate School of Business ( email )

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Laszlo Polos

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) ( email )

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