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Adam Cobb

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: work and employment, income inequality, corporate ownership, retirement, human resources, welfare privatization, corporations and society, labor history

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  • Adam Cobb, Gerald F. Davis (Work In Progress), What explains the paradox of hierarchy? A cross-national exploration of corporate organization, finance, and economic inequality.
  • Adam Cobb (Work In Progress), Whose interests are being served? Owners, employees and the fraying employment contract.
  • Adam Cobb, Flannery G. Stevens (Work In Progress), These unequal states: Corporate organization and economic inequality across the US States.
  • Adam Cobb (Work In Progress), Modeling country-level income inequality: The role of organizations and politics.
  • Marc Lavine, Adam Cobb, Christopher Roussin (Work In Progress), When saying less is something new: Social movements and frame contraction processes.
  • Tyler Wry, Adam Cobb, Howard E. Aldrich (2013), More than a metaphor: Assessing the historical legacy of resource dependence and its contemporary promise as a theory of environmental complexity, Academy of Management Annals, 7 (1), 439 - 486.  
  • Adam Cobb (Work In Progress), Unhappy in its own way? The effect of family ownership on the structuring of the employment contract. .
  • Gerald F. Davis, Adam Cobb (2010), Corporations and economic inequality around the world: the paradox of hierarchy. In A. Brief & B. M. Staw (Eds.), Research in Organizational Behavior  
  • Gerald F. Davis, Adam Cobb (2010), Resource dependence theory: past and future, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 28: 21-42.