Nancy Lathan’s comment on Jam’s original Evaltalk post about population ecology and program sustainability

Hi Jonny,

I’m guessing that you already know about the seminal Hannan and Freeman article (“The Population Ecology of Organizations”) published in the American Journal of Sociology decades ago – if you don’t, look here: https://www2.bc.edu/candace-jones/mb851/Apr9/HannanFreeman_AJS_1977.pdf. I’m pretty sure a whole school of thought grew up around this in the sociology of organizations. I bet if you find the literature that this article spawned, there will be a lot there to mull over.

Cheers,
Nancy Latham

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One Response to Nancy Lathan’s comment on Jam’s original Evaltalk post about population ecology and program sustainability

  1. jamorell says:

    Hi Nancy, I don’t know the article but their book is great. Not an easy read, but great.

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