Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Management

    Professor of Sociology

    Co-Director, ICOS (Interdisciplinary Committee on Organization Studies)

    Editor, Administrative Science Quarterly



      Jerry Davis received his PhD from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.  He has published widely in management, sociology, and finance.  Recent books include Social Movements and Organization Theory (with Doug McAdam, W. Richard Scott, and Mayer N. Zald; Cambridge University Press, 2005) and Organizations and Organizing: Rational, Natural, and Open System Perspectives (with W. Richard Scott; Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007).  He is the Editor of Administrative Science Quarterly and Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Committee on Organization Studies (ICOS) at the University of Michigan.


      Davisís research is broadly concerned with the effects of finance on society.  Recent writings examine how ideas about corporate social responsibility have evolved to meet changes in the structures and geographic footprint of multinational corporations; whether "shareholder capitalism" is still a viable model for economic development; how income inequality in an economy is related to corporate size and structure; why theories about organizations do (or do not) progress; how architecture shapes social networks and innovation in organizations; why stock markets spread to some countries and not others; and whether there exist viable organizational alternatives to shareholder-owned corporations in the United States.


    His most recent book Managed by the Markets: How Finance Reshaped America (Oxford University Press, 2009) examines the consequences of the financial revolution for corporations, banking, states, and households in the 21st century.  It won the 2010 George R. Terry Award (for Outstanding Contribution to the Advancement of Management Knowledge) from the Academy of Management.


Contact Info

Stephen M. Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
701 Tappan Street, Room R6362
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

Phone: 734.647.4737
Fax: 734.615.4323


Office Hours:

  • By Appointment





Short pieces



Curriculum Vita[PDF]


Management & Organizations



Interdisciplinary Committee on  Organizational Studies


ASQ at Cornell University