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Research Interests

Professor Hirsch has written extensively about careers and organizational change.  He was among the first to anticipate and write on widespread changes in the employment relationship stemming from corporate mergers and continuing on through the present.  Hirsch's recent work has also focused on policy and ethical issues raised by the mortgage meltdown and recent corporate scandals. Hirsch has also written extensively about culture and communication.

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, PhD, The University of Michigan

… → 1973

Sociology, MA, The University of Michigan

… → 1968

BA, The City College of New York

… → 1966

Research interests

  • Communications
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Innovation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Organizational Change
  • Organizational Culture

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television Social Sciences
merger Social Sciences
career change Social Sciences
sociology of work Social Sciences

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Research Output 1968 2019

Playing the Game: Unpacking the Rationale for Organizational Corruption in MNCs

Zyglidopoulos, S., Dieleman, M. & Hirsch, P., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Management Inquiry.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Multinational companies

Afterword: The creative industries — Arts and materiality redux

Hirsch, P. & Bajpai, K., Jan 1 2018, Research in the Sociology of Organizations. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., p. 271-281 11 p. (Research in the Sociology of Organizations; vol. 55).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

cultural economy
Creative industries
3 Citations (Scopus)

Inequality, Institutions and Organizations

Amis, J. M., Munir, K. A., Lawrence, T. B., Hirsch, P. & McGahan, A., Sep 1 2018, In : Organization Studies. 39, 9, p. 1131-1152 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Organizational practices
Social structure

Processing fads and fashions: An organization-set analysis of cultural industry systems

Hirsch, P., Jan 1 2018, The Sociology of Economic Life, Third Edition. Taylor and Francis, p. 340-356 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

research and development
1 Citation (Scopus)

Rhetoric and Authority in a Polarized Transition: The Case of China’s Stock Market

Li, Y., Green, S. E. & Hirsch, P., Jan 1 2018, In : Journal of Management Inquiry. 27, 1, p. 69-95 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

China's stock market
Financial markets