Professor of Entrepreneurship
JOURNAL ARTICLE | Organization Science | 18 | May 2007
A Behavioral Theory on the Firm-40 Years and Counting: Introduction and Impact
In this introductory piece, the authors take stock of the impact of Cyert and March's A Behavioral Theory of the Firm, describe current research trends in the behavioral tradition, and introduce the special issue's papers.A Behavioral Theory of the Firm is one of the most influential management books of all time. In the book, Cyert and March developed theoretical building blocks that became the foundations for current research in organizational studies in management, economics, political science, and sociology.Cyert and March also made theoretical propositions that are investigated and extended in current work on organizational learning theory and evolutionary economics.