Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Management

    Professor of Sociology

    Director, ICOS (Interdisciplinary Committee on Organization Studies)

    Editor, Administrative Science Quarterly




Yong Hyun Kim and Gerald F. Davis, 2016. "Challenges for global supply chain sustainability: Evidence from conflict minerals reports." Academy of Management Journal (forthcoming).

Johan S.G. Chu and Gerald F. Davis, 2016. "Who killed the inner circle? The decline of the American corporate interlock network." American Journal of Sociology (forthcoming).

Gerald F. Davis, 2016. "Can an economy survive without corporations? Technology and robust organizational alternatives." Academy of Management Perspectives  30(2): 129-140.

Gerald F. Davis, 2016. "What might replace the modern corporation? Uberization and the web page enterprise." Seattle University Law Review 39: 501-515.

Gerald F. Davis, 2015. "Capital markets and job creation in the 21st century." Brookings Institution Center for Effective Public Management, December 30.

Gerald F. Davis and Christopher J. White, 2015. "The new face of corporate activism" Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2015: 40-45.

Gerald F. Davis, 2015. "What is organizational research for?" Administrative Science Quarterly 60(2): 179-188.

Gerald F. Davis and Suntae Kim, 2015. "Financialization of the economy." Annual Review of Sociology 41: 203-221.

Gerald F. Davis and Johan S.G. Chu, 2015. "Stability and change in corporate governance." In Robert A. Scott and Stephen M. Kosslyn (eds.), Emerging trends in the social and behavioral sciences: an interdisciplinary, searchable, and linkable resource.

Gerald F. Davis and Suntae Kim, 2015. "Financialization of the US economy." In Robert A. Scott and Stephen M. Kosslyn (eds.), Emerging trends in the social and behavioral sciences: an interdisciplinary, searchable, and linkable resource.

Gerald F. Davis, 2015. "Corporate power in the 21st century."  In Subramanian Rangan (ed.), Performance and Progress: Essays on Capitalism, Business and Society.  Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming).

Gerald F. Davis, 2015. "Celebrating organization theory: The after-party."  Journal of Management Studies 52(2): 309-319.

Gerald F. Davis, 2014. "Why do we still have journals?" Administrative Science Quarterly 59(2): 193-201.

Jean Wineman, Yongha Hwang, Felichism Kabo, Jason Owen-Smith, and Gerald F. Davis, 2014.  "Spatial layout, social structure, and innovation in organizations." Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 41(6): 1100-1112.

Gerald F. Davis, Marina vN Whitman, and Mayer N. Zald, 2013. "Political agency and the responsibility paradox: Multinationals and corporate social responsibility."  In Bice Maiguashca and Raffaele Marchetti (eds.), Contemporary Political Agency: Theory and Practice: 92-117. London: Routledge.

Gerald F. Davis, 2013.  "After the corporation."  Politics & Society 41(2): 283-308.

Christopher Marquis, Gerald F. Davis, and Mary Ann Glynn, 2013.  "Golfing alone? Corporations, elites, and nonprofit growth in 100 American communities."  Organization Science 24(1): 39-57.

Gerald F. Davis, 2012.  "How financial markets dissolved the society of organizations."  Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia 53(1): 13-42.

Gerald F. Davis, 2012.  "Comment Wall Street a enscorcelé l'Amérique."  Sciences Humaines grands dossiers 27.

Natalie C. Cotton Nessler and Gerald F. Davis, 2012.  "Stock ownership, political beliefs, and party identification from the ‘Ownership Society’ to the financial meltdown."  Accounting, Economics, and Law 2(2).

Peer C. Fiss, Mark T. Kennedy, and Gerald F. Davis, 2012.  "How golden parachutes unfolded: Diffusion and variation of a controversial practice."  Organization Science 23(4): 1077-1099.

Gerald F. Davis, 2012.  "Politics and financial markets." In Karin Knorr Cetina and Alex Preda (eds.), Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Finance: 33-51. New York: Oxford University Press.

Gerald F. Davis, 2011.  “The twilight of the Berle and Means corporation. Seattle University Law Review 34: 1121-1138.

Gerald F. Davis, 2010.  “Do theories of organizations progress?” Organizational Research Methods 13(4): 690-709.

Gerald F. Davis and J. Adam Cobb, 2010.  “Corporations and economic inequality around the world: The paradox of hierarchy.” Research in Organizational Behavior 30: 35-53.

Gerald F. Davis, 2010.  "Is shareholder capitalism a defunct model for financing development?" Review of Market Integration 2: 317-331.

Gerald F. Davis, 2010.  “After the ownership society: Another world is possible.” Research in the Sociology of Organizations 30B: 331-356.

Gerald F. Davis, 2010.  “Not just a mortgage crisis: How finance maimed society.” Strategic Organization 8(1): 75-82.

Gerald F. Davis, 2010.  “Job design meets organizational sociology.” Journal of Organizational Behavior 31: 302-308.

Gerald F. Davis and J. Adam Cobb, 2010.  “Resource dependence theory: past and future.” Research in the Sociology of Organizations 28: 21-42

Gerald F. Davis, 2009.  "The rise and fall of finance and the end of the society of organizations."  Academy of Management Perspectives 23(3): 27-44.

Klaus Weber, Gerald F. Davis, and Michael Lounsbury, 2009.  “Policy as myth and ceremony? The global spread of stock exchanges, 1980-2005.” Academy of Management Journal 52(6): 1319-1347.

Jean Wineman, Felichism Kabo, and Gerald F. Davis, 2009. “Spatial and social networks in organizational innovation.” Environment and Behavior 41(3): 427-442.

Gerald F. Davis, Calvin Morrill, Hayagreeva Rao, and Sarah Soule, 2008. Introduction: Social movements in organizations and markets. Administrative Science Quarterly 53(3): 389-394.

Eric J. Neuman, Gerald F. Davis, and Mark S. Mizruchi, 2008. “Industry consolidation and network evolution in U.S. global banking, 1986-2004.” Advances in Strategic Management 25: 213-248.

Gerald F. Davis, 2008.  "A new finance capitalism? Mutual funds and ownership re-concentration in the United States."  European Management Review 5(1): 11-21.

Gerald F. Davis and Peter J. Anderson, 2008.  "Social movements and failed institutionalization: Corporate (non)response to the AIDS epidemic."  In Royston Greenwood, Christine Oliver, Kerstin Sahlin, and Roy Suddaby (eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism: 371-388.  London, Sage.

Dror Etzion and Gerald F. Davis, 2008.  "Revolving doors: A network analysis of corporate officers and US government officials."  Journal of Management Inquiry 17(3): 157-161.

Gerald F. Davis, Marina V.N. Whitman, and Mayer N. Zald, 2008.  “The responsibility paradox.” Stanford Social Innovation Review 6(1): 30-37

Gerald F. Davis and Mayer N. Zald, 2008. "Sociological classics and the canon in the study of organizations." In Paul S. Adler (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies: Classical Resources: 635-646.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gerald F. Davis and E. Han Kim, 2007.  “Business ties and proxy voting by mutual funds.”  Journal of Financial Economics 85:552-570.


Christopher Marquis, Mary Ann Glynn, and Gerald F. Davis, 2007. “Community isomorphism and corporate social action.” Academy of Management Review 32:925-945.


Gerald F. Davis and Natalie C. Cotton, 2007.  “Political consequences of financial market expansion: Does buying a mutual fund turn you Republican?” Presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, New York, August.


Gerald F. Davis, 2006.  “Mechanisms and the theory of organizations.”  Journal of Management Inquiry 15(2): 114-118.


Gerald F. Davis, 2006.  “Organization theory.”  In Jens Beckert and Milan Zafirovski (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology: 484-488.  London: Routledge..


Gerald F. Davis, 2005.  “Firms and environments.”  In Neil J. Smelser and Richard Swedberg (eds.), Handbook of Economic Sociology, 2nd edition: 478-502.  Princeton: Princeton University Press.


Gerald F. Davis, 2005. “New directions in corporate governance.” Annual Review of Sociology 31: 143-162.


Gerald F. Davis and Christopher Marquis, 2005.  “Prospects for organization theory in the early 21st century: institutional fields and mechanisms.”  Organization Science 16(4): 332-343.


Gerald F. Davis and Christopher Marquis, 2005.  “The globalization of stock markets and convergence in corporate governance.”  In Richard Swedberg and Victor Nee (eds.), The Economic Sociology of Capitalism: 352-390.  Princeton: Princeton University Press.


Gerald F. Davis and Gregory E. Robbins, 2005.  “Nothing but net? Networks and status in corporate governance.”  In Karin Knorr-Cetina and Alex Preda (eds.), The Sociology of Financial Markets: 290-311.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Gerald F. Davis and Mayer N. Zald, 2005. "Social change, social theory, and the convergence of movements and organizations." In Gerald F. Davis, Doug McAdam, W. Richard Scott, and Mayer N. Zald (eds.), Social Movements and Organization Theory: 335-350.  New York, Cambridge University Press.


Timothy J. Vogus and Gerald F. Davis, 2005. "Elite Mobilizations for antitakeover legistlation, 1982-1990." In Gerald F. Davis, Doug McAdam, W. Richard Scott, and Mayer N. Zald (eds.), Social Movements and Organization Theory: 96-121. New York: Cambridge University Press.


Mark S. Mizruchi and Gerald F. Davis, 2004.  “The globalization of American banking, 1962-1981.”  In Frank Dobbin (ed.), The Sociology of the Economy: 95-126.  New York: Russell Sage.


Gerald F. Davis, 2003. "American cronyism: how executive networks inflated the corporate bubble." Contexts 2(3): 34-40.


Gerald F. Davis and Mina Yoo, 2003. "Le monde toujours plus petit des grandes entreprises Américaines: participations et liens dans les conseils d'administration (1990-2001)." Gerer et Comprendre 74: 51-62.


Gerald F. Davis, Mina Yoo, and Wayne E. Baker, 2003.  “The small world of the American corporate elite, 1982-2001.”  Strategic Organization 1: 301-326.


Gerald F. Davis and Michael Useem, 2002.  “Top management, company directors, and corporate control.” In Andrew Pettigrew, Howard Thomas, and Richard Whittington (eds.), Handbook of Strategy and Management: 232-258.  London: Sage. 


Hayagreeva Rao, Henrich R. Greve, and Gerald F. Davis, 2001.  “Fool’s gold: social proof in the initiation and abandonment of coverage by Wall Street analysts.” Administrative Science Quarterly 46: 502-526.


Gerald F. Davis and Doug McAdam, 2000.  "Corporations, classes, and social movements after managerialism."  In Barry Staw and Robert I. Sutton (eds.) Research in Organizational Behavior 22:192-236.  Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science.


Hayagreeva Rao, Gerald F. Davis, and Andrew Ward, 2000.  “Embeddedness, social identity and mobility: why firms leave the NASDAQ and join the New York Stock Exchange.”  Administrative Science Quarterly 45: 268-292.


Gerald F. Davis and Mark S. Mizruchi, 1999.  “The money center cannot hold: commercial banks in the U.S. system of corporate governance.” Administrative Science Quarterly 44: 215-239.


Gerald F. Davis and Henrich R. Greve, 1997.  “Corporate elite networks and governance changes in the 1980s.” American Journal of Sociology 103: 1-37.


Gerald F. Davis, 1996.  "The significance of board interlocks for corporate governance."  Corporate Governance 4:154-159.


Gerald F. Davis, 1994.  "The corporate elite and the politics of corporate control."  In Christopher Prendergast and J. David Knottnerus (eds.), Current Perspectives in Social Theory, Supplement 1: 245-268.  Greenwich, Conn: JAI Press.


Gerald F. Davis and Tracy A. Thompson, 1994.  “A social movement perspective on corporate control.”  Administrative Science Quarterly 39: 141-173.


Gerald F. Davis, Kristina A. Diekmann, and Catherine H. Tinsley, 1994.  “The decline and fall of the conglomerate firm in the 1980s: The de-institutionalization of an organizational form.”  American Sociological Review 59: 547-570.


Gerald F. Davis, 1993. “Who gets ahead in the market for corporate directors,” in Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings 1993: 202-206.


Gerald F. Davis and Suzanne K. Stout, 1992. “Organization theory and the market for corporate control: a dynamic analysis of the characteristics of large takeover targets, 1980-1990.” Administrative Science Quarterly 37: 605-633.


Gerald F. Davis and Walter W. Powell, 1992.  “Organization-environment relations,” in Marvin D. Dunnette and Leaetta M. Hough (eds.), Handbook of industrial and organizational psychology, second edition, Vol. 3: 315-375.  Palo Alto, Cal.: Consulting Psychologists Press.


Gerald F. Davis, 1991.  “Agents without principles?  The spread of the poison pill through the intercorporate network.”  Administrative Science Quarterly 36: 583-613.





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