A Blau space primer: prolegomenon to an ecology of affiliation

A Blau space primer: prolegomenon to an ecology of affiliation This paper describes an ecological model of the behavior of social entities in a property space defined by sociodemographic dimensions. The model departs from the standard population ecology model in that it measures dimensions of the niche space, and assembles populations into a community. In this model, the time and energy of human individuals are the resource consumed by the social entities. While the model was originally developed for voluntary organizations, the paper argues that this model can be applied to a very wide variety of social phenomena, including firms, groups, associations, events, cultural artifacts, markets, social circles, collectivities, occupations, social movements, roles, identities, attitudes, beliefs, lifestyles, institutions, meanings, human cognitive structure, disease and other socially transmissible quantities. The paper concludes with some speculations based loosely on the model. 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A Blau space primer: prolegomenon to an ecology of affiliation

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This paper describes an ecological model of the behavior of social entities in a property space defined by sociodemographic dimensions. The model departs from the standard population ecology model in that it measures dimensions of the niche space, and assembles populations into a community. In this model, the time and energy of human individuals are the resource consumed by the social entities. While the model was originally developed for voluntary organizations, the paper argues that this model can be applied to a very wide variety of social phenomena, including firms, groups, associations, events, cultural artifacts, markets, social circles, collectivities, occupations, social movements, roles, identities, attitudes, beliefs, lifestyles, institutions, meanings, human cognitive structure, disease and other socially transmissible quantities. The paper concludes with some speculations based loosely on the model. Industrial and Corporate Change 13/1 © ICC Association 2004; all rights reserved. « Previous | Next Article » Table of Contents This Article ICC (2004) 13 (1): 263-280. doi: 10.1093/icc/13.1.263 This article appears in: Organizational Ecology » Abstract Free Full Text (PDF) Free Classifications Article Services Article metrics Alert me when cited Alert me if corrected Find similar articles Similar articles in Web of Science Add to my archive Download citation Request Permissions Citing Articles Load citing article information Citing articles via CrossRef Citing articles via Scopus Citing articles via Web of Science Citing articles via Google Scholar Google Scholar Articles by McPherson, M. Search for related content Related Content D23 - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights Load related web page information Share Email this article CiteULike Delicious Facebook Google+ Mendeley Twitter What's this? Search this journal: Advanced » Current Issue October 2015 24 (5) Alert me to new issues The Journal About this journal Rights & Permissions Dispatch date of the next issue We are mobile – find out more This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Journals Career Network Impact factor: 1.260 5-Yr impact factor: 2.183 Editors Glenn Carroll Giovanni Dosi Daniel Levinthal Franco Malerba Paul Nightingale David Teece Fredrik Tell Stefano Brusoni Managing Editor J Chytry, USA View full editorial board For Authors Information for authors Online submission instructions Submit online now! Self archiving policy Alerting Services Email table of contents Email Advance Access CiteTrack XML RSS feed Corporate Services Advertising sales Reprints Supplements var taxonomies = ("AHU01140", "SOC00130", "SOC00290", "SOC00840", "SOC01280"); Most Most Read Entrepreneurship, institutions, and economic dynamism: lessons from a comparison of the United States and Sweden The role of the business model in capturing value from innovation: evidence from Xerox Corporation's technology spin-off companies Institutions and venture capital Business model configurations and performance: A qualitative comparative analysis in Formula One racing, 2005-2013 Who promotes more innovations? Inside versus outside hired CEOs » View all Most Read articles Most Cited The birth of capabilities: market entry and the importance of pre-history Regional Innovation Systems, Clusters, and the Knowledge Economy The capabilities of new firms and the evolution of the US automobile industry Towards a Knowledge-based Theory of the Geographical Cluster Modular production networks: a new American model of industrial organization » View all Most Cited articles Disclaimer: Please note that abstracts for content published before 1996 were created through digital scanning and may therefore not exactly replicate the text of the original print issues. All efforts have been made to ensure accuracy, but the Publisher will not be held responsible for any remaining inaccuracies. If you require any further clarification, please contact our Customer Services Department. 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