Marshall W. Meyer


Tsai Wan-Tsai Professor Emeritus, Professor of Management


Marshall W. Meyer was named Tsai Wan-Tsai Professor in the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania effective July 1, 2010, where he is also Professor of Management, Professor of Sociology, and Associate Member of the Center for East Asian Studies. Previously Meyer has held the Anheuser-Busch and Richard A. Sapp Professorships of Management at Wharton. Meyer has taught at Harvard University, Cornell University, the Riverside, Irvine, and Los Angeles campuses of the University of California, and Yale University, and has been a visiting professor in the Faculty of Business Administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, and the School of Business and Management at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Meyer was also a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in 1993-94. He is Executive Senior Editor of Management and Organization Review,

Meyer is currently conducting several research projects in the People’s Republic of China. An ongoing project concerns the transformation, strategy, and structure of Chinese state-owned enterprises.  A second project titled focuses on China’s domestic markets and connects trade barriers in domestic markets to early internationalization of Chinese firms. A third project focuses on an innovative management system, ZZJYT, now being implemented by the Haier Group, currently the world’s largest-selling white goods brand. Meyer’s books include Structures, Symbols, and Systems: Readings on Organizational Behavior, Little-Brown, 1971; Bureaucracy in Modern Society, 2nd ed. with Peter M. Blau, Random House, 1971, 3rd ed., 1987; Bureaucratic Structure and Authority: Coordination and Control in 254 Government Agencies, Harper and Row, 1972; Theory of Organizational Structure, Bobbs-Merrill, 1977; Environments and Organizations, with several coauthors, Jossey-Bass, 1978; Change in Public Bureaucracies, Cambridge University Press, 1979; Limits to Bureaucratic Growth, Walter de Gruyter, 1985; Permanently Failing Organizations, with Lynne Zucker, Sage Publications, 1989; Structures of Power and Constraint: Papers in Honor of Peter M. Blau, with W. Richard Scott and Craig Calhoun, Cambridge University Press, 1990; The New Economic Sociology: Developments in an Emerging Field (ed., with Mauro Guillen, Randall Collins, and Paula England), Russell Sage Foundation, 2001; Rethinking Performance Measurement: Beyond the Balanced Scorecard, Cambridge University Press, 2002. Rethinking Performance Measurement has been translated into Chinese, Italian, Japanese, and Russian.

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