Intrapreneurship: Inspiring Social Innovation at All Levels of the Organization

(Keynote | BMO Auditorium | 1:00-2:00pm)


Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Management | Professor of Sociology | Co-Director, ICOS (Interdisciplinary Committee on Organization Studies) | Editor, Administrative Science Quarterly

Ashley Good

Jerry Davis received his PhD from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.  He has published widely in management, sociology, and finance.  Recent books include Social Movements and Organization Theory (with Doug McAdam, W. Richard Scott, and Mayer N. Zald; Cambridge University Press, 2005) and Organizations and Organizing: Rational, Natural, and Open System Perspectives (with W. Richard Scott; Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007).  He is the Editor of Administrative Science Quarterly and Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Committee on Organization Studies (ICOS) at the University of Michigan.

Davis’s research is broadly concerned with the effects of finance on society.  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 most recent book Managed by the Markets: How Finance Reshaped America (Oxford University Press, 2009) examines the consequences of the financial revolution for corporations, banking, states, and households in the 21st century.  It won the 2010 George R. Terry Award (for Outstanding Contribution to the Advancement of Management Knowledge) from the Academy of Management.