These pages are about the showcase symposium being held during the Academy of Management 2009 meeting in Chicago. (See the official program entry)
The session was organized by Kory Brown (University of Utah) and Joel West (San José State). It features four empirical papers by
These papers are discussed by Lori Rosenkopf (Wharton School) and Shane Greenstein (Northwestern University).
Slides are being posted as they are made available by the speakers.
Social order shapes the innovation and adoption decisions of firms participating in standardization. Conversely, as firms keep or challenge the rules of social order, their actions impact not only firm performance, but also the social order. In this symposium, we examine why order is maintained or challenged as actors keep, bend, or change the rules. More specifically, we examine the dynamics of social order in periods of incremental innovation, firm choice to extend standards, technology diffusion and intellectual property rights, and choices that lead to differential benefits to firms participating in standardization.
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