Professor Dr. Udo Staber

Journal Articles:

Maurer, I., Lorenzen, M., and Staber, U. 2012. ”Space and Interorganizational Relations,” Industry and Innovation, 19: 181-186.

Staber, Udo. 2011. “Creating and Breaking Paths in Organizational Culture: A Cognitive-Evolutionary Perspective,” Journal of Futures Studies, 15, pp. 45-62.

Staber, Udo and Sautter, Björn. 2011. “Who Are We, and Do We Need to Change? Cluster Identity and Life Cycle,” Regional Studies, 45, pp. 1349-1361.

Staber, Udo. 2010. “Partners Forever? An Empirical Study of Relational Ties in Two Small-Firm Clusters,” Urban Studies, 48, pp. 235-252.

Sydow, J., Windeler, A., Wirth, C., and Staber, U. 2010. “Foreign Market Entry as Network Entry: A Relational-Structuration Perspective on Internationalization in Television Content Production,” Scandinavian Journal of Management, 26: 13-24. 

Staber, Udo. 2010. “Imitation Without Interaction: How Firms Identify With Clusters,” Organization Studies, 31, pp. 153-174.

Sydow, J., Lerch, F., and Staber, U. 2010. "Planning for Path-Dependence? The Case of a Network in the Berlin-Brandenburg Optics Cluster," Economic Geography, 86, pp. 173-195.

Staber, Udo. 2009. "An Ecological-Evolutionary Perspective on the Micro-Foundations of Cultural-Products Networks," Sinergie, 15, pp. 11-28.

Belussi, F. and Staber, U. 2009. "Preface: Networks of Creativity,” Sinergie, 15, pp. 5-10.

Staber, Udo. 2009. "Collective Learning in Clusters: Mechanisms and Biases," Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 21, pp. 553-573.

Staber, Udo. 2008. "Network Evolution in Cultural Industries," Industry and Innovation, 15, pp. 569-578.

Staber, Udo. 2007. "The Competitive Advantage of Regional Clusters: An Organizational-Evolutionary Perspective," Competition and Change, 11, pp. 3-18.

Staber, Udo. 2007. "A Matter of Distrust: Explaining the Persistence of Dysfunctional Beliefs in Regional Clusters," Growth and Change, 38, pp. 341-363.

Staber, Udo. 2007. "Contextualizing Research on Social Capital in Regional Clusters," International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 31, pp. 505-521.

Staber, Udo. 2007. "Sleeping with the Enemy, oder Vorsicht vor falschen Freunden: Sozioökonomische Überlegungen zum Dilemma der Coopetition," Managementforschung, 17, pp. 257-285.

Staber, Udo. 2006. "Social Capital Processes in Cross-Cultural Management," International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, 6, pp. 189-203.

Staber, Udo. 2004. "Networking Beyond Organizational Boundaries: The Case of Project Organizations," Creativity and Innovation Management, 13, pp. 30-40.

Staber, Udo. 2003. "Social Capital or Strong Culture?" Human Resource Development International, 6, pp. 413-420.

Sydow, Jörg and Udo Staber. 2002. "The Institutional Embeddedness of Project Networks: The Case of Content Production in German Television," Regional Studies, 36, pp. 215-227.

Staber, Udo. 2002. "Soziale Netzwerke in der projektorientierten Unternehmung," Der Betriebswirt / The Business Manager, 43, pp. 22-29.

Staber, Udo and Jörg Sydow. 2002. "Organizational Adaptive Capacity: A Structuration Perspective," Journal of Management Inquiry, 11, pp. 408-425.

Staber, Udo. 2002. "Der evolutionstheoretische Ansatz in der amerikanischen Organisationsforschung: Einblicke und Aussichten," Managementforschung, 12, pp. 113-146.

Staber, Udo. 2001. "Spatial Proximity and Firm Survival in a Declining Industrial District: The Case of Knitwear Firms in Baden-Württemberg," Regional Studies, 35, pp. 329-341.

Staber, Udo. 2001. "The Structure of Networks in Industrial Districts," International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 25, pp. 537-552.

Staber, Udo. 1998. "Sociology and Economic Development Policy: The Case of Industrial District Promotion", Canadian Journal of Sociology, 23, pp. 239-261.

Staber, Udo. 1998. "Interfirm Cooperation and Competition in Industrial Districts", Organization Studies, 19, pp. 701-724.

Staber, Udo. 1997. "An Ecological Perspective on Entrepreneurship in Industrial Districts," Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 9, pp. 45-64.

Staber, Udo. 1997. "Specialization in a Declining Industrial District: The Case of Baden-Württemberg Textiles and Clothing", Growth and Change, 28, pp. 475-495.

Staber, Udo. 1996. "Accounting for Variations in the Performance of Industrial Districts: The Case of Baden-Württemberg," International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 20, pp. 299-316.

Wiedenmayer, Gabriele, Howard Aldrich, and Udo Staber. 1995. "Von Gründerpersonen zu Gründungsraten: Organisationsgründungen aus populationsökologischer Sicht," Die Betriebswirtschaft, 55, pp. 221-236.

Staber, Udo and Howard Aldrich. 1995. "Cross-National Similarities in the Personal Ties of Small Business Owners: A Comparison of Two Regions in North America," Canadian Journal of Sociology, 20, pp. 441-467.

Staber, Udo and Basu Sharma. 1994. "The Employment Regimes of Industrial Districts: Promises, Myths, and Realities," Industrielle Beziehungen / German Journal of Industrial Relations, 1, pp. 321-346.

Staber, Udo. 1993. "Worker Cooperatives and the Business Cycle: Are They the Answer to Unemployment?" American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 52, pp. 129-143.

Staber, Udo and Dieter Bögenhold. 1993. "Self-Employment: A Study of Seventeen OECD Countries," Industrial Relations Journal, 24, pp. 126-137.

Bögenhold, Dieter, Udo Staber, and Graham Winch. 1993. "History and Uncertainty: A Dynamic Perspective on Human Resource Management," Zeitschrift für Personalforschung / German Journal of Personnel Research, 7, pp. 227-246.

Bögenhold, Dieter and Udo Staber. 1993. "Self-Employment Dynamics: A Reply to Meager," Work, Employment and Society, 7, pp. 465-472.

Staber, Udo. 1993. "Friends, Acquaintances, Strangers: Gender Differences in the Structure of Entrepreneurial Networks," Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 11, pp. 73-82.

Staber, Udo. 1992. "Organizational Interdependence and Organizational Mortality in the Cooperative Sector: A Community Ecology Perspective," Human Relations, 45, pp. 1191-1212.

Bögenhold, Dieter and Udo Staber. 1991. "The Decline and Rise of Self-Employment," Work, Employment and Society, 5, pp. 223-239.

Bögenhold, Dieter and Udo Staber. 1990. "Selbständigkeit als ein Reflex auf Arbeitslosigkeit? Makrosoziologische Befunde einer international-komparativen Studie," Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 42, pp. 268-282.

Staber, Udo. 1989. "Age-Dependence and Historical Effects on the Failure Rates of Worker Cooperatives: An Event-History Analysis," Economic and Industrial Democracy, 10, pp. 59-80.

Staber, Udo. 1989. "Organizational Foundings in the Cooperative Sector in Atlantic Canada: An Ecological Perspective," Organization Studies, 10, pp. 383-405.

Staber, Udo and Howard Aldrich. 1989. "Human Resource Strategies: the Ecological Cracks," Industrial Relations Journal, 20, pp. 110-118.

Aldrich, Howard and Udo Staber. 1989. "Le Relazioni Industriali Che Cambiano", Sviluppo et Organizzazione, n. 111, pp. 45-58.


Staber, Udo. 1987. "Corporatism and the Governance Structure of American Trade Associations, Political Studies, 35, pp. 278-288.

Staber, Udo and Howard Aldrich. 1987. "A Population Ecology Perspective on Underemployment in Alternative Organizations," International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 7, pp. 43-53.

Staber, Udo. 1987. "Collective Action and Interest Asymmetry: A Replication and Extension of Stigler's Study of Trade Associations," Journal of Business, 15: 7-11.

Staber, Udo. 1987. "Structural Constraints on Associative Action in Business: An Empirical Investigation," Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 4, pp. 252-265.

Staber, Udo. 1986. "Liabilities of Newness and Smallness: A Pilot Study of Job Stability in Small Firms," Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 4, pp. 42-47.

Staber, Udo. 1986. "Measuring Team Performance: An Evolutionary Perspective," Journal of Business, 14, pp. 334-352.

Staber, Udo and N. V. Schaefer. 1985/1986. "Small is Beautiful and Bountiful: Is It Also Socially Responsible?" Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 3, pp. 45-50.

Langer, J. and Udo Staber. 1985. "Leadership in High-Performance Teams," Journal of Business, 13, pp. 24-36.

Staber, Udo. 1984. "Game Playing: Rivalry or Competition?" Journal of Business, 12, pp. 21-29.

Book Chapters:

Staber, U. 2013. “Putting Creativity in Place: A Relational and Practice Perspective,” in Lazzeretti, L. (ed.) Creative Industries and Innovation in Europe: Concepts, Measures and Comparative Case Studies. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 251-265.

Staber, U. 2012. “The Ecological Foundations of Creativity,” in Belussi, F. and Staber, U. (eds.) 2012. Managing Networks of Creativity. New York and London: Routledge, pp. 30-45.

Staber, U. 2011. "Geographic Proximity in Entrepreneurship," in Dana, L. (ed.) World Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurship. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 188-197.

Staber, U. 2010. "A Social-Evolutionary Perspective on Regional Clusters," in Boschma, R and Martin, R. (eds.) Handbook of Evolutionary Economic Geography. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 221-238.

Staber, Udo. 2009. "External Labor Market," in Wankel, Charles and Golson, Geoffrey (eds.) Encyclopedia of Business in Today's World, Vol. 2. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, pp. 652-655.

Staber, Udo. 2009. "Local Competitors," in Wankel, Charles and Golson, Geoffrey (eds.) Encyclopedia of Business in Today's World, Vol. 3. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, pp. 1021-1023.

Staber, Udo. 2006. "Social Capital in Entrepreneurial Clusters: A Review and Research Agenda," in Kantarelis, D. (ed.) Global Business and Economics Anthology. Worcester: B&ESI, pp. 47-61.

Staber, Udo. 2005. "Entrepreneurship as a Source of Path Dependency in Regional Development," in Fuchs, G. and Shapira, P. (eds.) Rethinking Regional Innovation and Change. Berlin: Springer, pp. 107-126.

Staber, Udo. 2004. "Netzwerke," in Schreyögg, G. and v. Werden, A. (eds.) Handwörterbuch der Unternehmensführung und Organisation / Handbook of Management and Organization. Stuttgart: Schaeffer-Poeschel, pp. 932-940.

Lutz, Anja, Jörg Sydow, and Udo Staber. 2003. "TV-Content Production in Media Regions: The Necessities and Difficulties of Public Support for a Project Based Industry," in Fornahl, Dirk and Brenner, Thomas (eds.) Cooperation, Networks and Institutions in Regional Innovation Systems. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar: 194-219.

Maurer, Indre and Udo Staber. 2002. "Das soziale Kapital zwischenbetrieblicher Netzwerke am Beispiel junger Biotechnologieunternehmen," in Freitag, M. and Winkler, I. (eds.). Kooperationsentwicklung in zwischenbetrieblichen Netzwerken: Strukturierung, Koordination und Kompetenzen, Würzburg/Boston: Deutscher Wissenschaftsverlag, pp. 171-191.

Staber, Udo. 2002. "Soziales Kapital im Management von Unternehmensnetzwerken," in Schmidt, Rudi, Gergs, Hans-Joachim, and Pohlmann, Markus (eds.) Managementsoziologie: Themen, Desiderate, Perspektiven. Mering: Rainer Hampp Verlag, pp. 112-127.

Staber, Udo. 2000. "Interfirm Networks", in S. B. Dahiya (ed.) The Current State of Management. Rohtak: Spellbound Publications, pp. 845-861.

Staber, Udo and Morrison, C. 2000. "The Empirical Foundations of Industrial District Theory," in Wolfe, David and Holbrook, Adam (eds.) Innovation, Institutions and Territory: Regional Innovation Systems in Canada, Montreal/Kingston: McGill-Queens Press, pp. 32-51.

Staber, Udo. 1999. "Netzwerksteuerung und organisationstheoretische Perspektiven", in J. Sydow and A. Windeler (eds.) Steuerung von Netzwerken: Konzepte und Praktiken. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag, pp. 58-87.

Staber, Udo. 1996. "Networks and Regional Development: Perspectives and Unresolved Issues", in U. Staber, N. Schaefer, and B. Sharma (eds.) Business Networks: Prospects for Regional Development, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter: 1-23.

Staber, Udo. 1996. "The Social Embeddedness of Industrial District Networks: An Institutional Perspective", in U. Staber, N. Schaefer, and B. Sharma (eds.) Business Networks: Prospects for Regional Development, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter: 148-74.

Staber, Udo. 1995. "Industrial Districts by Design?" in Sammy Amin and Nejet Delener (eds.), Global Business Trends, Cumberland: Academy of Business Administration, pp. 218-222.

Staber, Udo and Jörg Sydow. 1995. "Adaptation and Adaptive Capacity: Managerial Issues for Organizations and Interorganization Networks", in G. Roberts (ed.) Revitalising Organisations: The Academic Contribution. Sheffield: Hallam University Press, pp. 117-126.

Staber, Udo. 1994. "An Ecological Perspective on Mortality of Cooperatives," in Litsa Nicolaou-Smokoviti and György Szell (eds.) Participation, Organizational Effectiveness and Quality of Work Life in the Year 2000, Frankfurt: Peter Lang, pp. 309-332.

Bögenhold, Dieter and Udo Staber. 1993. "Social Continuity and Change: The Contextual Environment of Self-Employment," in Heinz Klandt (ed.), Entrepreneurship and Business Development, Aldershot: Avebury, pp. 211-224.

Aldrich, Howard, Catherine Zimmer, Udo Staber, and John Beggs. 1993. "Minimalism, Mutualism, and Maturity: The Evolution of American Trade Associations in the 20th Century," in Jitendra Singh and Joel Baum (eds.), The Evolutionary Dynamics of Organizations, Oxford University Press, pp. 223-239.

Staber, Udo and Barry Boothman. 1991. "Cooperation or Competition? Disbanding Rates in a Population of Marketing Cooperatives," in Richard Magjuka and Sam Bacharach (eds.), Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 9, Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, pp. 103-138.

Bögenhold, Dieter and Udo Staber. 1991. "Die Blüte des traditionellen Sektors in der Moderne? in Wolfgang Glatzer (ed.), Die Modernisierung moderner Gesellschaften. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag, pp. 518-530.

Aldrich, Howard, Udo Staber, Catherine Zimmer and Jack Beggs. 1990. "Minimalism and Organizational Mortality: Patterns of Disbanding Among U.S. Trade Associations, 1900¬1983," in Jitendra V. Singh (ed.), Organizational Evolution: New Directions, Beverly Hills: Sage Publications, pp. 21-52.

Staber, Udo and Howard Aldrich, 1988. "An Evolutionary View on Changes in Employment Relationships: The Evolution of Organizational Control in the United States," in G. Dlugos, W. Dorow and K. Weiermair (eds), Management Under Differing Labour Market and Employment Systems, Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter Publishing Co., pp. 46-58.

Staber, Udo. 1988. "Controlling Corporate Governance: Market and Polity", in U. Staber (ed.) Business and Government in a Changing Society and Economy. Littleton: Copley Press, pp. 3-9.

Aldrich, Howard and Udo Staber, 1988. "Organizing Business Interests: Patterns of Trade Association Foundings, Transformations, and Deaths," in Glenn Carroll (ed.) Ecological Models of Organizations. New York: Ballinger, pp. 111-126.

Staber, Udo and Howard Aldrich. 1986. "Government Regulation and the Expansion of Trade Associations," in Howard Aldrich and Associates, Population Perspectives on Organizations, Uppsala: Uppsala University Press, pp. 77-93.

Staber, Udo. 1985. "A Population Perspective on Collective Action as an Organizational Form: The Case of Trade Associations," in Sam Bacharach and Stephen Mitchell (eds.), Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. IV, Greenwich, CT: JAI Press: 181-219.

Staber, Udo. 1985. "National Trade Associations: Corporatist Possibilities for Industrial Policy," in Leicester Moise (ed.), Organizational Policy and Development, Vol. III, Louisville: Center for Continuing Studies, University of Louisville: 65-83.

Staber, Udo and Howard Aldrich. 1983. "Trade Association Stability and Public Policy," in Richard Hall and Robert Quinn (eds.), Organizational Theory and Public Policy, Beverly Hills: Sage Publications: 163-178.

Book Reviews:

Staber, Udo. 2009. Community, Economic Creativity, and Organization, by Ash Amin and Joanne Roberts (eds.), Growth and Change, 40: 712-717.

Staber, Udo. 2008. Creative Cities, Cultural Clusters and Local Economic Development, by Philip Cooke and Luciana Lazzeretti (eds.), Growth and Change, 39: 667-670.

Staber, Udo. 2007. Architectures of Knowledge: Firms, Capabilities, and Communities, by Ash Amin and Patrick Cohendet. Human Systems Management, 26: 311-312.

Staber, Udo. 1999. Specialisation and Localised Learning: Six Studies on the European Furniture Industry, by Mark Lorenzen (ed.), Journal of Economic Literature, 37: 1206-1207.

Staber, Udo. 1990. Organizing Business: Trade Associations in America and Japan, by Leonard Lynn and Timothy McKeown, Contemporary Sociology: An International Journal of Reviews, 19: 53-54.

Staber, Udo. 1990. Organizational Change in Its Context, by Huibert de Man, Economic and Industrial Democracy, 11: 423-425.

Staber, Udo. 1988. Die Unternehmung in der demokratischen Gesellschaft/The Business Corporation in Democratic Society, edited by Wolfgang Dorow, Administrative Science Quarterly, 33: 635-637.

Case Studies:

Seitz, B., Staber, U., and Jonczyk, C. 2002. ”The Human Capital Effects of the DaimlerChrysler South Africa HIV/AIDS Workplace Program,” New York: United Nations Global Compact Learning Forum.

Discussion Papers:

Fuchs, Gerhard, Fahl, Ulrich, Pyka, Andreas, Staber, Udo, Vögele, Stefan, and Weimer-Jehle, Wolfgang. 2008. “Generating Innovation Scenarios Using the Cross-Impact Methodology,” Discussion Papers Series No. 007-2008, University of Bremen, Faculty 7, Department of Economics.


Staber, Udo. 1985. “An Ecological Perspective on Organizational Diversity,” discussion paper, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Sociology.


Staber, Udo. 1984. “Between market and hierarchy: Dynamic interfirm relations in organizational communities,” discussion paper, Pennsylvania State University, College of Business.