Administrative Science Quarterly

Administrative Science Quarterly is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal publishing theoretical and empirical work aimed at advancing the study of organizational behavior and theory. Administrative Science Quarterly publishes both qualitative and quantitative work, in addition to purely theoretical papers.

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 1, March

Accelerating Adaptive Processes: Product Innovation in the Global Computer Industry
Adaptation is a process of fundamental interest to organizational scholars. Historically, a debate has been shaped by two extreme perspectives. One is that organizations are inertial and so are unable to change significantly. The other is that organizations...
A New Phoenix?: Modern Putting-Out in the Modena Knitwear Industry
The putting-out, or domestic system of production, symbolizes the transition from traditional handicraft production to modern manufacturing (Weber, 1981: 153). Before factories were centralized, merchants put out raw materials to formerly independent...
A Preliminary Theory of Interorganizational Network Effectiveness: A Comparative Study of Four Community Mental Health Systems
The study of relations between organizations has been a major concern of organization theorists for at least the past 25 years. While most of the work in this area has focused on the determinants or predictors of interorganizational relations (see Oliver,...
Interdependence and Group Effectiveness
Two contrasting models dominate the way both managers and researchers think about the design of work. On the one hand, work can be designed to be highly interdependent, requiring the input of several people to complete it. One example of such a design...
The Population Ecology of Organizational Founding: Location Dependence and Unobserved Heterogeneity
Organizational environments have spatial components that affect the evolutionary dynamics of organizational populations. First, geographical barriers of various kinds may allow enough isolation for different evolutionary paths to be explored in different...
Who Shall Govern? CEO Board Power, Demographic Similarity, and New Director Selection
INTRODUCTION The relative control of corporate boards of directors over management has long been a subject of theoretical analysis and debate in the organization theory, economics, and management literatures (e.g., Herman, 1981; Fama and Jensen, 1983;...