Faculty & Research

Workshop in Organizations and Markets


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When possible, links to the workshop papers are posted to this page for printing. Occasionally, speakers opt not to circulate their papers. Therefore, the link will be unavailable.


Spring 2019: April 6, 2019 University of Chicago Booth Gleacher Center Boardroom 608

Speaker Institution Location Topic Time
Ron Burt

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Gleacher Center Boardroom 608

 Comparative network analysis in China and the West: Brokers, Warlords, and Guanxi 8:45 - 9:30 AM
Lixin Colin Xu World Bank Group
Gleacher Center Boardroom 608

 Political Connections in Chinese Business (Paper 1. Paper 2. Paper 3)  9:30 - 10:15 AM
Brandy Aven Carnegie Mellon University 
Gleacher Center Boardroom 608

 Complementing Capitalists: Venture Capital Syndication Groups in China 10:30 - 11:15 AM
Garry Bruton Texas Christian University 
Gleacher Center Boardroom 608

 Politics and Entrepreneurs: Looking for the Connections (Not Available)  11:15 - 12:00 PM
Sonja Opper  Lund University
Gleacher Center Boardroom 608

Culture and Chinese Entrepreneurship  1:00 - 1:45 PM
Bat Batjargal 

Oklahoma State University

Gleacher Center Boardroom 608

The Effects of Failure Avoidance and Self-Enhancement Motives on Entrepreneurs’ Social Networks
in China (Paper 1. Paper 2. Slides.) 
1:45 - 2:30 PM
Mike Peng University of Texas
Gleacher Center Boardroom 608

 Guanxi and Corporate Governance: Waging War on Best Practice (Not Available)  2:45 - 3:30 PM
Andy Walder Stanford University   
Gleacher Center Boardroom 608

 The Macro-Structures of China’s Distinctive Political Economy  3:30 - 4:15 PM
Mark Mizruchi University of Michigan
Gleacher Center Boardroom 608

 Reflections and Discussion 4:15 - 5:00 PM 



Winter 2019: March 5, 2019 Gleacher Center 

Speaker Institution Location Topic Time 
Richard Benton  University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Labor & Employment Relations Gleacher Center 204 “Eyes on the Horizon? Fragmented Elites and the Short-Term Focus of the American Corporation.” 10:30 - 11:20 AM
Tricia Bromley  Stanford Graduate School of Education Gleacher Center 204 "Management and Hyper-Management: Models of Empowered Organizational Leadership"
01:20 - 02:05 PM
Jerry Davis  University of Michigan Ross School of Business Gleacher Center 204 “Designing Organizations of the Future.” 09:05 - 09:50 AM
Brayden King  Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University Gleacher Center 204

"Situated and Structural: Attention to the Stakeholder Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility Decoupling."

02:05 - 2:50 PM
Carly Knight  New York University Gleacher Center 204 "Creatures of the State: Metaphor and Personhood in Legitimating the American Corporation." 09:50 - 10:35 AM
Mark Mizruchi  University of Michigan Gleacher Center 204 “Is a Fragmented Elite More Powerful? Inadvertent Robust Action.”  11:20 - 12:05 PM



Autumn 2018

Date Time Location Topic Speaker Institution
Tuesday, Oct 2 3–4:30 p.m.
The Domino Effect: How Predictability Can Decrease with Signal Strength and Increase with Noise (Presentation will consist of two older papers, but based on new and unpublished research.) Paper 1. Paper 2. Michael Macy
Cornell University 
Tuesday, Oct 9
3–4:30 p.m.
Weapons of Mass Attention Direction: Competitive Dynamics of the Korean Popular Music Industry (Not Available for Download) Johan Chu
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Tuesday, Oct 16
3–4:30 p.m.
Network Shadows: The Enduring Impact of Intra-Organizational Dormant Ties (Not Available for Download) 
Daniel Levin
Rutgers Business School Newark and New Brunswick
Tuesday, Oct 23
3–4:30 p.m.
The Principles of Knowledge. Paper 1. Paper 2. Paper 3.
Cesar Hidalgo MIT
Tuesday, Oct 30
5–6:30 p.m.
SSRB 106
Recovering from Deep Blindspots: Regulatory Success and Failure to Learn in California’s Electricity Markets, 1996-2001
Georg Rilinger
University of Chicago
Tuesday, Nov 13 3–4:30 p.m.
Emotional Energy, Emotional Domination, and Charismatic Solidarity: Three Micro-interactional Pathways to Social Hierarchy (Not Available for Download)
Randall Collins
University of Pennsylvania 
Tuesday, Nov 27 3–4:30 p.m.
Building A Theory of Institutional Learning: An Analysis of Philanthropic Foundations 
Simon Yamawaki Shachter
University of Chicago

March 5, 2019: Gleacher Center