Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration, Professor of Management and Organizations
Jerry Davis received his PhD from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He has published widely in management, sociology, and finance.
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.
Current Research Interests Include:
- The effects of finance on society
- Corporate social responsibility
- Economic development