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Publications of Martin Ruef    :chronological  alphabetical  combined  bibtex listing:


  1. Martin Ruef, Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South (2014), Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ [html]
  2. M Ruef, Between slavery and capitalism: The legacy of emancipation in the American South (August, 2014), pp. 1-285  [abs]
  3. Martin Ruef, The Entrepreneurial Group: Social Identities, Relations, and Collective Action (2014), Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ (paperback edition) [html]
  4. Martin Ruef, The Entrepreneurial Group: Social Identities, Relations, and Collective Action (2010), Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ [available here]  [abs]
  5. Howard Aldrich and Martin Ruef, Organizations Evolving (2nd Edition) (2006), Sage, London
  6. W. Richard Scott, Martin Ruef, Peter Mendel, and Carol Caronna, Institutional Change and Healthcare Organizations: From Professional Dominance to Managed Care (2000), University of Chicago Press, Chicago [html]  [abs]

Journal Articles

  1. Angelina Grigoryeva and Martin Ruef, The Historical Demography of Racial Segregation, American Sociological Review, vol. 80 no. 4 (2015), pp. 814-842, ISSN 0003-1224 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Seok-Woo Kwon, Colleen Heflin, and Martin Ruef, Community Social Capital and Entrepreneurship, American Sociological Review, vol. 78 no. 6 (2013), pp. 980-1008, ISSN 0003-1224 [980], [doi]  [abs]
  3. Martin Ruef, Constructing Labor Markets: The Valuation of Black Labor in the U.S. South, 1831 to 1867, AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW, vol. 77 no. 6 (2012), pp. 970-998, ISSN 0003-1224 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  4. Martin Ruef and David Reinecke, Does Capitalism Produce an Entrepreneurial Class?, Research in Organizational Behavior, vol. 31 (2011), pp. 225-252
  5. KA Cerulo, ME Brashears, M Ruef, N Bandelj and PM Hirsch, The Forum Mailbox, SOCIOLOGICAL FORUM, vol. 25 no. 3 (September, 2010), pp. 607-610, ISSN 0884-8971 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  6. M Ruef, "Let a hundred flowers blossom": The cross-fertilization of organization studies at Stanford, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, vol. 28 (2010), pp. 387-393, ISSN 0733-558X
  7. M Ruef, Economic inequality among entrepreneurs, Research in the Sociology of Work, vol. 18 (December, 2009), pp. 57-87, ISSN 0277-2833  [abs]
  8. Martin Ruef and Kelly Patterson, Credit and Classification: The Impact of Industry Boundaries in Nineteenth-century America, ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCE QUARTERLY, vol. 54 no. 3 (2009), pp. 486-520, ISSN 0001-8392 [Gateway.cgi]
  9. Martin Ruef and Kelly Patterson, Organizations and Local Development: Economic and Demographic Growth among Southern Counties during Reconstruction, SOCIAL FORCES, vol. 87 no. 4 (2009), pp. 1743-1776, ISSN 0037-7732 [Gateway.cgi]
  10. M Ruef and A Harness, Agrarian Origins of Management Ideology: The Roman and Antebellum Cases, ORGANIZATION STUDIES, vol. 30 no. 6 (June, 2009), pp. 589-607, ISSN 0170-8406 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  11. M Ruef, Human Capital, Inter-firm Mobility, and Organizational Evolution, CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGY-A JOURNAL OF REVIEWS, vol. 38 no. 1 (January, 2009), pp. 90-92, ISSN 0094-3061 [Gateway.cgi]
  12. M Ruef, From Higher Aims to Hired Hands: The Social Transformation of American Business Schools and the Unfulfilled Promise of Management as a Profession, ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCE QUARTERLY, vol. 53 no. 4 (December, 2008), pp. 745-752, ISSN 0001-8392 [Gateway.cgi]
  13. H Xu and M Ruef, Boundary Formation in Emergent Organizations, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, vol. 25 no. SUPPL. (February, 2007), pp. 125-153, ISSN 0733-558X [doi]  [abs]
  14. M Ruef, The two reconstructions: The struggle for black enfranchisement., AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, vol. 111 no. 4 (January, 2006), pp. 1243-1245, ISSN 0002-9602 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  15. M Ruef, Boom and bust: The effect of entrepreneurial inertia on organizational populations, ECOLOGY AND STRATEGY, vol. 23 (2006), pp. 29-72, ISSN 0742-3322 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  16. M Ruef, Social movements and organization theory., ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCE QUARTERLY, vol. 50 no. 4 (December, 2005), pp. 651-652, ISSN 0001-8392 [Gateway.cgi]
  17. M Ruef, Origins of Organizations: The Entrepreneurial Process, Research in the Sociology of Work, vol. 15 (December, 2005), pp. 63-100, ISSN 0277-2833 [doi]  [abs]
  18. H Xu and M Ruef, The Myth of the Risk-Tolerant Entrepreneur, Strategic Organization, vol. 2 no. 4 (November, 2004), pp. 331-355, ISSN 1476-1270 [doi]
  19. Martin Ruef, The demise of an organizational form: Emancipation and plantation agriculture in the American South, 1860-1880, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, vol. 109 no. 6 (2004), pp. 1365-1410, ISSN 0002-9602 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  20. M Ruef, For Whom the Bell Tolls: Ecological Perspectives on Industrial Decline and Resurgence, Industrial and Corporate Change, vol. 13 no. 1 (February, 2004), pp. 61-89 [doi]
  21. M Ruef and B Fletcher, Legacies of American slavery: Status attainment among southern blacks after emancipation, SOCIAL FORCES, vol. 82 no. 2 (December, 2003), pp. 445-480, ISSN 0037-7732 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  22. M Ruef, A Sociological Perspective on Strategic Organization, Strategic Organization, vol. 1 no. 2 (May, 2003), pp. 241-251, ISSN 1476-1270 [doi]
  23. Martin Ruef, Howard Aldrich and Nancy Carter, The structure of founding teams: Homophily, strong ties, and isolation among US entrepreneur, AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW, vol. 68 no. 2 (2003), pp. 195-222, ISSN 0003-1224 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  24. M Ruef, Changing organizations: Business networks in the new political economy., SOCIAL FORCES, vol. 81 no. 3 (March, 2003), pp. 1069-1071, ISSN 0037-7732 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  25. M Ruef, The twenty-first-century firm: Changing economic organization in international perspective., ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCE QUARTERLY, vol. 47 no. 4 (December, 2002), pp. 729-731, ISSN 0001-8392 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  26. M Ruef, Strong Ties, Weak Ties and Islands: Structural and Cultural Predictors of Organizational Innovation, Industrial and Corporate Change, vol. 11 no. 3 (June, 2002), pp. 427-449 [doi]
  27. M Ruef, A Structural Event Approach to the Analysis of Group Composition, Social Networks, vol. 24 no. 2 (May, 2002), pp. 135-160, ISSN 0378-8733 [doi]
  28. M Ruef, Unpacking the Liability of Aging: Toward a Socially-Embedded Account of Organizational Disbanding, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, vol. 19 (2002), pp. 195-228, ISSN 0733-558X
  29. M Ruef, The Emergence of Organizational Forms: A Community Ecology Approach, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 106 no. 3 (November, 2000), pp. 658-714, ISSN 0002-9602 [doi]
  30. M Ruef, Making markets: Opportunism and restraint on Wall Street., ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCE QUARTERLY, vol. 44 no. 3 (September, 1999), pp. 624-627, ISSN 0001-8392 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  31. M Ruef, Social Ontology and the Dynamics of Organizational Forms: Creating Market Actors in the Healthcare Field, 1966-1994, Social Forces, vol. 77 no. 4 (June, 1999), pp. 1403-1432, ISSN 0037-7732 [doi]
  32. M RUEF, The Rise of Managed Health Care: An Inquiry into the Evolution of Discourse, Ideology, and Power (1999)
  33. M Ruef and WR Scott, A Multidimensional Model of Organizational Legitimacy: Hospital Survival in Changing Institutional Environments, Administrative Science Quarterly, vol. 43 no. 4 (November, 1998), pp. 877-904, ISSN 0001-8392
  34. M Ruef, P Mendel and WR Scott, An Organizational Field Approach to Resource Environments in Healthcare: Comparing Entries of Hospitals and Home Health Agencies in the San Francisco Bay Region, Health services research, vol. 32 no. 6 (February, 1998), pp. 775-803, ISSN 0017-9124  [abs]
  35. M Ruef, Assessing organizational fitness on a dynamic landscape: An empirical test of the relative inertia thesis, STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, vol. 18 no. 11 (December, 1997), pp. 837-853, ISSN 0143-2095 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  36. M Ruef, Prolegomenon to the Relation between Social Theory and Method, Journal of Mathematical Sociology, vol. 22 no. 3 (1997), pp. 303-332, ISSN 0022-250X
  37. M Ruef, The evolution of convention: Conformity and innovation in task-oriented networks, Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, vol. 2 no. 1 (1996), pp. 5-28, ISSN 1381-298X [doi]

Book Chapters

  1. M Ruef and M Nag, The Classification of Organizational Forms: Theory and Application to the Field of Higher Education (January, 2015), pp. 84-109, ISBN 0804793298
  2. M Ruef, The Human and Financial Capital of the Southern Middle Class, 1850-1900 (2011), pp. 202-224, ISBN 0807138517 [available here]
  3. M Ruef, Entrepreneurial Groups (2010), pp. 205-228
  4. M Ruef, B Bonikowski and H Aldrich, Business Owner Demography, Human Capital, and Social Networks (June, 2009), pp. 95-114, ISBN 0387095233
  5. M Ruef, Reason and Rationalization: Modes of Argumentation among Health Care Professionals (August, 2007), pp. 93-111
  6. M RUEF, Organizational Ecology (June, 2006), pp. 285-289, ISBN 0631235361  [abs]
  7. H Aldrich, N Carter and M Ruef, Startup Teams (June, 2004), pp. 299-310, ISBN 0761927581  [abs]
  8. M RUEF, At the Interstices of Organizations: The Expansion of the Management Consulting Profession, 1933-97 (November, 2002), ISBN 0804741972  [abs]

Edited Books

  1. Martin Ruef and Michael Lounsbury (eds), The Sociology of Entrepreneurship, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, vol. 25 no. SUPPL. (2007), pp. 1-29, Elsevier, New York, ISSN 0733-558X, ISBN 0762314338  [abs]


  1. Martin Ruef, Creating Labor Markets: The Valuation of Black Labor in the U.S. South, 1831-1865). (forthcoming) (click for data and stata code.)

Presented Papers

  1. M Ruef and A Harness, The myth of modern management: Roman and antebellum management ideology in comparative perspective, Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting: Doing Well by Doing Good, AOM 2007 (December, 2007)  [abs]
  2. P Kim, HE Aldrich and M Ruef, Fruits of Co-Laboring: Effects of Entrepreneurial Team Stability on the Organizational Founding Process (2005)
  3. HE Aldrich, NM Carter and M Ruef, With Very Little Help From Their Friends: Gender and Relational Composition of Nascent Entrepreneurs' Startup Teams, Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research (2002), pp. 156-169

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