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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. Martin Ruef, The Entrepreneurial Group: Social Identities, Relations, and Collective Action (2014), Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ (paperback edition) [html]
  3. Ruef, M, Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South (2014), pp. 304 pages, Princeton University Press, ISBN 1400852641  [abs]
  4. Ruef, M, The Entrepreneurial Group: Social Identities, Relations, and Collective Action (2010), pp. 1-288, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, ISBN 9780691138091 [available here]  [abs]
  5. Ruef, M; Lounsbury, M, The Sociology of Entrepreneurship, vol. 25 (2007), pp. 368 pages, Elsevier, ISBN 0762314338  [abs]
  6. Aldrich, H; Ruef, M, Organizations Evolving (2nd Edition) (2006), pp. 1-330, Sage, London, ISBN 9781446212509 [doi]  [abs]
  7. Scott, WR; Ruef, M; Mendel, PJ; Caronna, CA, Institutional Change and Healthcare Organizations: From Professional Dominance to Managed Care (2000), University of Chicago Press, Chicago [html]  [abs]

Journal Articles

  1. Ruef, M; Grigoryeva, A, Jim Crow, Ethnic Enclaves, and Status Attainment: Occupational Mobility among U.S. Blacks, 1880-1940, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 124 no. 3 (November, 2018), pp. forthcoming-forthcoming, University of Chicago Press
  2. Aldrich, H; Ruef, M, Unicorns, Gazelles, and Other Distractions on the Way to Understanding Real Entrepreneurship in America, Academy of Management Perspectives, vol. forthcoming (January, 2018), Academy of Management [doi]
  3. Ruef, M, The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism, 1815-1860, The Historian, vol. 79 no. 2 (June, 2017), pp. 352-353, Blackwell Publishing Inc. [doi]
  4. Wezel, F; Ruef, M, Agents with Principles: The Control of Labor in the Dutch East India Company, 1700-1796, American Sociological Review, vol. 82 no. 5 (2017), pp. 1009-1036, Sage Publications [doi]
  5. Ruef, M, Ecological and Rational Choice Models of Endogenous Change, Rationality and Society, vol. 29 no. 1 (2017), pp. 55-62 [doi]
  6. Kwon, S-W; Ruef, M, The Imprint of Labor Markets on Entrepreneurial Performance, Journal of Business Venturing, vol. 32 no. 6 (2017), pp. 611-626 [doi]
  7. Ruef, M; Kwon, SW, Neighborhood Associations and Social Capital, Social Forces, vol. 95 no. 1 (2016), pp. 159-190, Oxford Journals [doi]
  8. Godfrey, P; Hassard, J; O'Connor, E; Rowlinson, M; Ruef, M, What is Organizational History? Towards a Creative Synthesis of History and Organization Studies, Academy of Management Review, vol. 41 no. 4 (2016), pp. 590-608, Academy of Management [doi]
  9. Ruef, M, The Port Royal Experiment: A Case Study in Development, The Journal of southern history, vol. 82 no. 1 (2016), pp. 185-186
  10. Grigoryeva, A; Ruef, M, The Historical Demography of Racial Segregation, American sociological review, vol. 80 no. 4 (2015), pp. 814-842, ISSN 0003-1224 [doi]  [abs]
  11. Ruef, M, Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600-1757, Contemporary sociology, vol. 44 no. 6 (2015), pp. 794-796 [doi]
  12. Ruef, M, Sociology of Entrepreneurship, Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2015), John Wiley
  13. Kwon, SW; Heflin, C; Ruef, M, Community Social Capital and Entrepreneurship, American sociological review, vol. 78 no. 6 (2013), pp. 980-1008, ISSN 0003-1224 [980], [doi]  [abs]
  14. Ruef, M, 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, American Sociological Association, ISSN 0003-1224 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  15. Ruef, M; Reinecke, D, Does Capitalism Produce an Entrepreneurial Class?, Research in Organizational Behavior, vol. 31 (2011), pp. 225-252 [doi]
  16. Ruef, M, On the Social Embeddedness of Greed, Sociological Forum, vol. 25 no. 3 (2010), pp. 607-610, ISSN 0884-8971 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  17. Ruef, M, "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
  18. Ruef, M; Patterson, K, Credit and Classification: The Impact of Industry Boundaries in 19th Century America, Administrative Science Quarterly, vol. 54 no. 3 (2009), pp. 486-520, ISSN 0001-8392 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  19. Ruef, M; Patterson, K, 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], [doi]
  20. Ruef, M, Economic Inequality among Entrepreneurs, Research in the sociology of work, vol. 18 (2009), pp. 57-87, ISSN 0277-2833  [abs]
  21. Ruef, M, Human Capital, Inter-Firm Mobility, and Organizational Evolution, Contemporary Sociology, vol. 38 no. 1 (2009), pp. 90-92, American Sociological Association, ISSN 0094-3061 [Gateway.cgi]
  22. Ruef, M; Harness, A, Agrarian Origins of Management Ideology: The Roman and Antebellum Cases, Organization Studies, vol. 30 no. 6 (2009), pp. 589-607, ISSN 0170-8406 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  23. Ruef, M, 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 (2008), pp. 745-752, ISSN 0001-8392 [Gateway.cgi]
  24. Xu, H; Ruef, M, Boundary Formation in Emergent Organizations, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, vol. 25 no. SUPPL. (2007), pp. 125-153, ISSN 0733-558X [doi]  [abs]
  25. Ruef, M, Boom and Bust: The Effect of Entrepreneurial Inertia on Organizational Populations, Advances in Strategic Management, vol. 23 (2006), pp. 29-72, ISSN 0742-3322 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  26. Ruef, M, The Two Reconstructions: The Struggle for Black Enfranchisement., American Journal of Sociology, vol. 111 no. 4 (2006), pp. 1243-1245, ISSN 0002-9602 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  27. Ruef, M, Social Movements and Organization Theory, Administrative Science Quarterly, vol. 50 no. 4 (2005), pp. 651-652, ISSN 0001-8392 [Gateway.cgi]
  28. Ruef, M, Origins of Organizations: The Entrepreneurial Process, Research in the sociology of work, vol. 15 (2005), pp. 63-100, ISSN 0277-2833 [doi]  [abs]
  29. Xu, H; Ruef, M, The Myth of the Risk-Tolerant Entrepreneur, Strategic Organization, vol. 2 no. 4 (2004), pp. 331-355, ISSN 1476-1270 [doi]
  30. Ruef, M, For Whom the Bell Tolls: Ecological Perspectives on Industrial Decline and Resurgence, Industrial and Corporate Change, vol. 13 no. 1 (2004), pp. 61-89 [doi]
  31. Ruef, M, 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]
  32. Ruef, M, A Sociological Perspective on Strategic Organization, Strategic Organization, vol. 1 no. 2 (2003), pp. 241-251, ISSN 1476-1270 [doi]
  33. Ruef, M; Fletcher, B, Legacies of American Slavery: Status Attainment among Southern Blacks after Emancipation, Social forces; a scientific medium of social study and interpretation, vol. 82 no. 2 (2003), pp. 445-480, ISSN 0037-7732 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  34. Ruef, M, Changing Organizations: Business Networks in the New Political Economy, Social forces; a scientific medium of social study and interpretation, vol. 81 no. 3 (2003), pp. 1069-1071, ISSN 0037-7732 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  35. Ruef, M; Aldrich, H; Carter, N, The Structure of Founding Teams: Homophily, Strong Ties, and Isolation among U.S. Entrepreneurs, American Sociological Review, vol. 68 no. 2 (2003), pp. 195-222, ISSN 0003-1224 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  36. Ruef, M, The Twenty-First-Century Firm: Changing Economic Organization in International Perspective, Administrative Science Quarterly, vol. 47 no. 4 (2002), pp. 729-731, ISSN 0001-8392 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  37. Ruef, M, Strong Ties, Weak Ties and Islands: Structural and Cultural Predictors of Organizational Innovation, Industrial and Corporate Change, vol. 11 no. 3 (2002), pp. 427-449 [doi]
  38. Ruef, M, A Structural Event Approach to the Analysis of Group Composition, Social Networks, vol. 24 no. 2 (2002), pp. 135-160, ISSN 0378-8733 [doi]
  39. Ruef, M, 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
  40. Ruef, M, The Emergence of Organizational Forms: A Community Ecology Approach, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 106 no. 3 (2000), pp. 658-714, ISSN 0002-9602 [doi]
  41. RUEF, M, The Rise of Managed Health Care: An Inquiry into the Evolution of Discourse, Ideology, and Power (1999)
  42. Ruef, M, Making Markets: Opportunism and Restraint on Wall Street., Administrative Science Quarterly, vol. 44 no. 3 (1999), pp. 624-627, SAGE Publications (UK and US), ISSN 0001-8392 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  43. Ruef, M, Social Ontology and the Dynamics of Organizational Forms: Creating Market Actors in the Healthcare Field, 1966-1994, Social forces; a scientific medium of social study and interpretation, vol. 77 no. 4 (1999), pp. 1403-1432, ISSN 0037-7732 [doi]
  44. Ruef, M; Scott, WR, A Multidimensional Model of Organizational Legitimacy: Hospital Survival in Changing Institutional Environments, Administrative science quarterly, vol. 43 no. 4 (1998), pp. 877-904, ISSN 0001-8392 [doi]
  45. Ruef, M; Mendel, P; Scott, WR, 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 (1998), pp. 775-803, ISSN 0017-9124  [abs]
  46. Ruef, M, Assessing Organizational Fitness on a Dynamic Landscape: An Empirical Test of the Relative Inertia Thesis, Strategic Management Journal, vol. 18 no. 11 (1997), pp. 837-853, ISSN 0143-2095 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  47. Ruef, M, Prolegomenon to the Relation between Social Theory and Method, Journal of Mathematical Sociology, vol. 22 no. 3 (1997), pp. 303-332, ISSN 0022-250X
  48. Ruef, M, The Evolution of Convention: Conformity and Innovation in Task-Oriented Networks, Computational & Mathematical Organization Theory, vol. 2 no. 1 (1996), pp. 5-28, ISSN 1381-298X [doi]

Book Chapters

  1. Ruef, M; Nag, M, The Classification of Organizational Forms: Theory and Application to the Field of Higher Education, in Remaking College: The Changing Ecology of Higher Education, edited by Kirst, M; Stevens, M (2015), pp. 84-109, Stanford University Press, ISBN 0804793298
  2. Ruef, M, The Human and Financial Capital of the Southern Middle Class, 1850-1900, in The Southern Middle Class in the Long Nineteenth Century, edited by Wells, JD; Green, JR (2011), pp. 202-224, LSU Press, ISBN 0807138517 [available here]
  3. Ruef, M, Entrepreneurial Groups, in Historical Foundations of Entrepreneurship Research, edited by Landstrom, H; Lohrke, F (2010), pp. 205-228, Edward Elgar, ISBN 9781847209191
  4. Ruef, M; Bonikowski, B; Aldrich, H, Business Owner Demography, Human Capital, and Social Networks, in New Firm Creation in the United States, edited by Reynolds, PD; Curtin, RT (2009), pp. 95-114, Springer, ISBN 0387095233
  5. Ruef, M, Reason and Rationalization: Modes of Argumentation among Health Care Professionals, in The Cultural Turn: Perspectives on Communicative Practices in Workplaces and Professions., edited by Thralls, C; Zachry, M (2007), pp. 93-111, Baywood Press, ISBN 9780895033727
  6. Ruef, M, Karl Mannheim, in Encyclopedia of Sociology, edited by Ritzer, G (2007), pp. 2756-2759, Blackwell
  7. Ruef, M, Organizational Ecology, in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management, Organizational Behavior, edited by Nicholson, N; Audia, PG; Pillutla, MM (2006), pp. 285-289, Wiley-Blackwell, ISBN 0631235361  [abs]
  8. Aldrich, H; Carter, N; Ruef, M, Startup Teams, in Handbook of Entrepreneurial Dynamics: The Process of Organizational Creation, edited by Gartner, WB; Shaver, K; Carter, N; Reynolds, P (2004), pp. 299-310, Sage, ISBN 0761927581  [abs]
  9. Ruef, M, At the Interstices of Organizations: The Expansion of the Management Consulting Profession, 1933-97, in The Expansion of Management Knowledge: Carriers, Flows, and Sources, edited by Sahlin-Andersson, K; Engwall, L (2002), pp. 373 pages, Stanford University Press, ISBN 0804741972  [abs]

Edited Books

  1. Ruef, M; Lounsbury, M, Introduction: 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. Ruef, M, Reply to Critics -- Between Slavery and Capitalism, Trajectories, vol. 28 no. 1 (2016), pp. 41-44, ASA Section on Comparative and Historical Sociology
  2. Ruef, M, Organizational Sociology has a Past ... Does it Have a Future?, Work in Progress (2014), ASA Section on Organizations, Occupations, and Work
  3. Ruef, M; Harness, A, 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 (2007)  [abs]
  4. Kim, P; Aldrich, HE; Ruef, M, Fruits of Co-Laboring: Effects of Entrepreneurial Team Stability on the Organizational Founding Process (2005)
  5. Aldrich, HE; Carter, NM; Ruef, M, 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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