Jerry Davis

Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration
Professor of Sociology
Co-Director, ICOS
   (Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies)

gfdavis@umich.edu
734.647.4737
Stephen M. Ross School of Business
   at the University of Michigan
701 Tappan Street, #R6362
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-1234
Ross Management and Organizations Department

    Jerry Davis received his PhD from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He has published widely in management, sociology, and finance. He is also the Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Committee on Organization Studies (ICOS) at the University of Michigan.
    Davis’s research is broadly concerned with the effects of finance on society. Recent writings examine how ideas about corporate social responsibility have evolved to meet changes in the structures and geographic footprint of multinational corporations; whether "shareholder capitalism" is still a viable model for economic development; how income inequality in an economy is related to corporate size and structure; why theories about organizations do (or do not) progress; how architecture shapes social networks and innovation in organizations; why stock markets spread to some countries and not others; and whether there exist viable organizational alternatives to shareholder-owned corporations in the United States.