Title
Organizational form emergence and competing professional schemata of Dutch accounting, 1884-1939 Organizational form emergence and competing professional schemata of Dutch accounting, 1884-1939
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
Greenwich, Conn. ,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
Research in the sociology of organizations. - Greenwich, Conn., 1982, currens
Volume/pages
31(2010) , p. 115-150
ISSN
0733-558X
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c:vabb:289270
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
We study how tape drive producers respond to the almost continuous emergence of new drive formats across the technology's history. The analysis characterizes the technological formats of tape drives according to their degree of contrast (distinctiveness and visibility) from other formats. We also develop and test arguments about how different types of tape drive manufacturers add and drop the production of formats as a function of the producer density of formats. In the empirical analysis, we find that firms producing formats with high contrast experience a lower rate of mortality. In terms of new format adoption, we find that firms characterized by high levels of contrast are more likely to add formats. Regarding the target of adoption, tape drive producers are more likely to add higher density formats; and these producers are also less likely to drop higher density formats.
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