Managing Investors: How Financial Markets Reshaped the American Firm

Zorn, D, F Dobbin, J Dierkes, and M Kwok. 2004. “Managing Investors: How Financial Markets Reshaped the American Firm”. Pp. 269-289 in The Sociology of Financial Markets, Karin Knorr Cetina and Preda, Alexandru. London: Oxford University Press.

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Dirk Zorn

Independent

Frank Dobbin

Harvard University - Department of Sociology

Julian Dierkes

University of British Columbia

Man Shan Kwok

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Date Written: March 21, 2014

Abstract

What causes large numbers of firms to change strategy and structure in tandem? Organizational institutionalists find that managerial and professional groups that span organizations develop new models of organizational efficiency -- models that are typically in the interest of the group pushing them.

Suggested Citation

Zorn, Dirk and Dobbin, Frank and Dierkes, Julian and Kwok, Man Shan, Managing Investors: How Financial Markets Reshaped the American Firm (March 21, 2014). Zorn, D, F Dobbin, J Dierkes, and M Kwok. 2004. “Managing Investors: How Financial Markets Reshaped the American Firm”. Pp. 269-289 in The Sociology of Financial Markets, Karin Knorr Cetina and Preda, Alexandru. London: Oxford University Press.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2412584

Dirk Zorn

Independent

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Frank Dobbin (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Department of Sociology ( email )

33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Julian Dierkes

University of British Columbia

2329 West Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia BC V6T 1Z4
Canada

Man Shan Kwok

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) ( email )

Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

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