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Yoram Barzel's Tribute to Doug North

A guest post by Yoram Barzel.

| By Yoram Barzel |

By the time I arrived at the University of Washington in 1961, Doug had been there for a decade, and he stayed for two more. 1,548 more words


Experiences Matter

First and foremost, I’d like to acknowledge that these are my experiences so I am absolutely not speaking for everyone but me and what my experiences have been(but many do share my experiences, so keep that in mind as you read on). 3,535 more words

A Voice For YOU

institutionalism 2015

Institutionalism is, by any measure, the major sociological theory of organizational behavior. It’s flagship article, DiMaggio and Powell 1983, is the most cited article ever published in the American Sociological Review. 319 more words


Weingast on North

| Peter Klein |

Barry Weingast remembers Doug North at EH.Net (also at the SIOE blog):

His first book, The Economic Growth of the United States, 1790-1860…

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The test of a healthy business

Organization is a means to an end rather than an end itself.  Sound structure is a prerequisite to organizational health; but it is not health itself.  25 more words


The 21st Century Worker: the Knowledge Worker

This means that no one can motivate him.  He has to motivate himself.  No one
can direct him.  He has to direct himself.  Above all, no one can supervise him.  32 more words


The Fall of the Lokayukta's Office

This morning, I read (with a slight shock) about the Karnataka Assembly adopting a motion to impeach the State’s Upalokayukta (the deputy anti-corruption officer). Subhash Adi, the Upalokayukta, is being accused of “ 584 more words