Journal Articles

Dobbin, F. 1999. “A Market is a Market is a Market?: Institutional Conditions for the Construction of Market Mechanisms”. BISS Public (Berlin) 27:53-72. pdf
Kelly, Erin L., and Frank Dobbin. 1999. “Civil Rights Law at Work: Sex Discrimination and the Rise of Maternity Leave Policies”. American Journal of Sociology 105 (2):455-492. pdf
Kelly, Erin, and Frank Dobbin. 1998. “How Affirmative Action Became Diversity Management: Employer Response to Antidiscrimination Law, 1961-1996”. American Behavioral Scientist 41 (7):960-984. pdf

Revised version published in Color Lines: Affirmative Action, Immigration and Civil Rights Options for America. Pp. 87-117. Edited by John Skrentny. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2001.

Dobbin, Frank, and John R. Sutton. 1998. “The Strength of a Weak State: The Employment Rights Revolution and the Rise of Human Resources Management Division”. American Journal of Sociology 104 (2):441-476. pdf

Reprinted: The Legal Lives of Private Organizations, Edited by Lauren Edelman and Mark Suchman, Ashgate, 2007.

Reprinted in Business Regulation. Edited by Edward Balleisen. Edward Elgar. 2014.

Christensen, S, P Karnoe, JS Pedersen, and F Dobbin. 1997. “Actors and Institutions: Editors' Introduction”. Special issue of American Behavioral Scientist 40 (4):392-396. pdf
Pedersen, JS, and F Dobbin. 1997. “The Social Invention of Collective Actors: On the Rise of the Corporation”. Special issue of American Behavioral Scientist 40 (4):431-443. pdf
Dowd, T, and F Dobbin. 1997. “The Embedded Actor and the Invention of Natural Economic Law: Policy Change and Railroader Response in Early America”. Special issue of American Behavioral Scientist 40 (4):478-489. pdf
Dobbin, F, and T Dowd. 1997. “How Policy Shapes Competition: Early Railroad Foundings in Massachusetts”. Administrative Science Quarterly 42:501-529. pdf
Sutton, J, and F Dobbin. 1996. “The Two Faces of Governance: Responses to Legal Uncertainty in American Firms, 1955-1985”. American Sociological Review 61:794-811. pdf
Sutton, John R., Frank Dobbin, John W. Meyer, and W. Richard Scott. 1994. “The Legalization of the Workplace”. American Journal of Sociology 99 (4):944-971. pdf

Reprinted in Conflict Management: Critical Perspectives. Edited by Ariel Avgar. London: Routledge. Forthcoming, May 2016.

Dobbin, F. 1993. “The Social Construction of the Great Depression: Industrial Policy During the 1930s in the United States, Britain, and France”. Theory and Society 22:1-56. pdf
Dobbin, Frank, John R. Sutton, John W. Meyer, and W. Richard Scott. 1993. “Equal Opportunity Law and the Construction of Internal Labor Markets”. American Journal of Sociology 99 (2):396-427. pdf

Reprinted: Foundations of Employment Discrimination. JJ. Donohue III. Albandy, NY: Matthew Bender. 2013

Reprinted: Institutional Theory in Organization Studies.  Edited by R. Greenwood, K. Sahlin, R. Suddaby, and C. Oliver. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 2012

Reprinted: Pp. 272-300 in Institutional Environments and Organizations.  Edited by W.R. Scott and J.W. Meyer, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 1994

Reprinted (in Chinese): Pp. 201-227 in The New Institutionalism in Organizational Sociology. Edited by Xueguang Zhou.

Dobbin, F. 1992. “The Origins of Private Social Insurance: Public Policy and Fringe Benefits in America, 1920-1950”. American Journal of Sociology 97:1416-1450. pdf
Baron, James, P. Devereaux Jennings, and Frank Dobbin. 1988. “Mission Control?: The Development of Personnel Systems in U.S. Industry”. American Sociological Review 53 (4):497-514. pdf
Baron, James N., Frank Dobbin, and P. Devereaux Jennings. 1986. “War and Peace: The Evolution of Modern Personnel Administration in U.S. Industry”. American Journal of Sociology 92:350-383. pdf

Excerpted in: Doing Exemplary Research. Edited by Peter Frost and Ralph Stablein. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 1992. 

Response to Comment: 1988  J. Baron, F. Dobbin, and P.D. Jennings. "Rome Wasn't Built in a Day." American Journal of Sociology 93: 1231-1234.