The Social Invention of Collective Actors: On the Rise of the Corporation

Special issue of American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 40, No. 4, Feb. 1997, 431-443

13 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2014

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Jesper Pedersen

University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics

Frank Dobbin

Harvard University - Department of Sociology

Date Written: 1997

Abstract

Since the middle of the 19th century, the formal organization has been constructed as a legitimate collective actor in and of itself.

Suggested Citation

Pedersen, Jesper and Dobbin, Frank, The Social Invention of Collective Actors: On the Rise of the Corporation (1997). Special issue of American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 40, No. 4, Feb. 1997, 431-443. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2416948

Jesper Pedersen

University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics ( email )

Denmark
(45)26208086 (Phone)

Frank Dobbin (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Department of Sociology ( email )

33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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