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The Problem of Emergence

John F. Padgett and Walter W. Powell

in The Emergence of Organizations and Markets

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148670
eISBN:
9781400845552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148670.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter elaborates on a theory of the co-evolution of social networks—a synthesis of social science and biochemistry—and shows its empirical significance for the study of human organizations. ... More


The Emergence of Organizations and Markets

John F. Padgett and Walter W. Powell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148670
eISBN:
9781400845552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148670.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The social sciences have sophisticated models of choice and equilibrium but little understanding of the emergence of novelty. Where do new alternatives, new organizational forms, and new types of ... More


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