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The Australian National University

Professor David McKendrick

A.B. University of California, Berkeley; M.A. UCLA; PhD. University of California, Berkeley

Phone:Ext. 56223
(+61) 2 612 56223
Fax:(+61) 2 612 58796
Office:Room 1072
LF Crisp Building (26)
Mailing Address:
Research School of Management
ANU College of Business and Economics
LF Crisp Building 26
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200


David G. McKendrick is professor of strategy and organization in the Research School of Management at Australian National University. His research focuses on industrial and organizational evolution, international competition, and the emergence of organizational categories and forms. Prior to joining ANU, he taught at Durham University, the University of California, San Diego, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Texas at Dallas.


Disciplines & research interests

  • Business & Business Administration
  • Management

Recent Publications:

David G. McKendrick and Michael T. Hannan, "Oppositional Identities and Resource Partitioning: Distillery Ownership in Scotch Whisky, 1826-2009." Forthcoming in Organization Science.

Glenn R. Carroll, J. Richard Harrison, and David G. McKendrick, “Selection and Variation in Organizational Evolution.” Industrial and Corporate Change, 21(1), 2012, pp. 217-243.

Glenn R. Carroll, Mi Feng, Gael Le Mens, and David G. McKendrick, “Organizational Evolution with Fuzzy Technological Boundaries: Tape Drive Producers in the World Market, 1951-1998.” Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 31, 2010, pp. 203-233.

Glenn R. Carroll, Olga M. Khessina, and David G. McKendrick, “The Social Lives of Products: Analyzing Product Demography for Management Theory and Practice.” Academy of Management Annals, 4, 2010, pp. 157-203.

David G. McKendrick and James B. Wade, “Frequent Incremental Change and Mortality in High-Technology Competition.” Industrial and Corporate Change, 19(3), 2010, pp. 613-639.

David G. McKendrick, James B. Wade, and Jonathan Jaffee, “A Good Riddance? Spin-offs and the Technological Performance of Parent Firms.” Organization Science, 20(6), 2009, pp. 979-992.

Glenn R. Carroll, Mi Feng, Gael Le Mens, and David G. McKendrick. “Studying Populations of Organizations Over Time.” In A. Bryman and D. Buchanan (eds), The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Research Methods, London: Sage, 2009, pp. 213-229.


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