Jerry Davis

Jerry Davis

  • Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration
  • Professor of Management and Organizations
Education
  • PhD Stanford University 1990
  • MA Stanford University 1987
  • BA University Of Michigan 1984

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 647-4737
Fax
(734) 936-8715
Email
Room
R6362
Research

Jerry Davis is the Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration at the Ross School of Business and Professor of Sociology, The University of Michigan. Davis received his PhD from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. His books include Social Movements and Organization Theory (with Doug McAdam, W. Richard Scott, and Mayer N. Zald; Cambridge University Press, 2005), Organizations and Organizing: Rational, Natural, and Open System Perspectives (with W. Richard Scott; Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007), Managed By the Markets: How Finance Reshaped America (Oxford University Press, 2009), and Changing your Company from the Inside Out: A Guide for Social Intrapreneurs (with Chris White, Harvard Business Review Press, 2015). Davis has published widely in management, sociology, and finance. He is currently Editor of the Administrative Science Quarterly and Director of the Interdisciplinary Committee on Organization Studies (ICOS) at Michigan.

Davis’s research is broadly concerned with corporate governance, finance and society, and new forms of organizations. 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 latest book is The Vanishing American Corporation: Navigating the Hazards of a New Economy (Berrett-Koehler, 2016). It is good.

Featured Books

Changing Your Company From the Inside Out: A Field Guide for Social Entrepreneurs

Changing Your Company From the Inside Out: A Field Guide for Social Entrepreneurs
Gerald F. Davis and Christopher J. White

You’re ambitious. You’re not afraid to take risks. You want to bring about positive social change. And while your peers have left a trail of failed start-ups in their wake, you want to initiate change from within an established company, where you can have a more far-reaching, even global impact.

Welcome to the club—you’re a social intrapreneur.

But even with your enviable skill set, your unwavering social conscience, and your...

The Vanishing American Corporation: Navigating the Hazards of a New Economy

Authors
Davis, G.
Published Date
05/2016

Source

Oakland, CA: Berrett-Koehler
9781626562790

Changing your company from the inside out: A guide for social intrapreneurs

Authors
Davis, G and White, C
Published Date
03/2015

Source

Harvard Business Review Press

Managed by the Markets: How Finance Reshaped America.

Authors
Gerald Davis
Published Date
2009

Source

Oxford University Press
Authors
Davis, G.
Published Date
03/2016

Source

Seattle University Law Review
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
501-515
Authors
Davis, G.
Published Date
12/2015

Source

Brookings Institution Initiative on 21st Century Capitalism
Volume: 
00
Issue: 
00
Pages: 
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Authors
Davis, G. & White, C.
Published Date
06/2015

Source

IESE Insight
Volume: 
00
Issue: 
25
Pages: 
48-55
Authors
Davis, G and White, C
Published Date
09/2015

Source

Stanford Social Innovation Review
Volume: 
13
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
2-7
Authors
Davis, G
Published Date
06/2013

Source

YaleGlobal Online
Volume: 
0
Issue: 
0
Pages: 
0
Authors
Davis, G
Published Date
06/2013

Source

Perspectives on Work
Volume: 
17
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
47-50
Authors
Gerald F. Davis
Published Date
2010

Source

Strategic Organization
Volume: 
8
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
75-82
Authors
Gerald F. Davis
Published Date
2009

Source

Academy of Management Perspectives
Volume: 
23
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
27-44
Ross Thought In Action
How do you navigate a new economy built on short-term engagements? Professor Jerry Davis shows how to succeed in the gig economy.

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