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Foundations of a Theory of Social Forms

34 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2006  

Laszlo Polos

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

Michael Hannan

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Glenn Carroll

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Date Written: July 2000 7,

Abstract

In the early transition era in Russia entry barriers for commercial banks were about absent. It resulted in the mushrooming of hundreds of small, poorly-endowed and inexperienced banks. In this paper we address the question whether the claimed benefits of low entry barriers - competition and market dynamics - have resulted. We use a sample of commercial saving banks for the 1994-97 period. We conclude that there were important mobility barriers and that the removal of entry barriers did not lead to intensified competition.

Keywords: foundation of organization theory, forms, populations, identity

JEL Classification: M, M10, L2, L29

Suggested Citation

Polos, Laszlo and Hannan, Michael and Carroll, Glenn, Foundations of a Theory of Social Forms (July 2000 7,). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2000-29-ORG. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=370828

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Michael Hannan

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Glenn Carroll

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