Founding Columnist

Jerry Davis

Jerry Davis is the Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration and professor of sociology at the University of Michigan. His research is broadly concerned with the effects of finance on society, changes in the corporate economy, and new forms of organization. Recent writings examine how architecture shapes social networks and innovation in organizations, whether "shareholder capitalism" is still a viable model for economic development, and how income inequality in an economy is related to corporate size and structure. He received his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. His most recent book is The Vanishing American Corporation (with Berrett Koehler).