Category Archives: org soc

Collaboration and Competition among Craft Brewers

by Paul-Brian McInerney Half Acre Brewing is a craft brewer in Chicago. Among the many beers they produce are several dozen that have been “Brewed with Friends.” Describing this selection of beers, Half Acre explains on their website, “Many of … Continue reading

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Notions of Authenticity: Technology Systems as Representations of Authentic Organizational Form

by Jerome M. Hendricks My current research explores the actions of intermediary firms in periods of rapid technological change. By asking how new developments in listening to and owning music have changed the music retail industry, I offer the independent … Continue reading

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The Online Platform – a New Iron Cage?

or: This bazaar is brought to you by Peer Economy Design, Inc. – The Iron Platform. by Carla Ilten Microsoft FUSE lab’s recent call for project proposals on the “peer/ sharing economy” that is emerging online prompted me to dig … Continue reading

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The Dynamics of the Microbrewing Industry in the U.S.

by Paul-Brian McInerney & Ann Tünde Cserpes We analyzed country-level representative data provided by the Brewers Association to find three classes of microbrewers that best describe the current state of the industry. We identify them as established, up and coming, … Continue reading

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Vinyl Revival: A Brief History

by Jerome M. Hendricks My dissertation explores the actions of intermediary firms in periods of rapid technological change. By asking how new developments in listening to and owning music have changed the music retail industry, I offer the independent record … Continue reading

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Civic Tech or Corporate Tech? A Question of Resources and Knowledge

by Carla Ilten On a recent Saturday, COD colleague Tünde Cserpes made me meet her at 8am at kCura’s airy office spaces on Clark and Jackson for the second “National Day of Civic Hacking in the Chicago Loop.” It turned … Continue reading

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Utilizing Name Entity Recognition to Identify Unique Actors

by Jerome M. Hendricks My dissertation work explores the actions of intermediary firms in periods of rapid technological change. As our economy has become increasingly geared toward knowledge sectors (Powell and Snellman 2004), intermediary firms take on an increasingly important … Continue reading

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