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Professor Laszlo Polos

Professor of Organisational Theory

MSc, MPhil, PhD


Affiliations
AffiliationRoom numberTelephone
Professor of Organisational Theory in the Business SchoolMHL 368+44 (0) 191 33 45290
Director (Business) in the Institute of Advanced StudyMHL 368+44 (0) 191 33 45290

Biography

Lászlo graduated in mathematics and physics from the Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary in 1980 and in philosophy in 1982. He was awarded a PhD in 1995 from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Past appointments include: Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, 2002-2003 Fellow, Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study, 2000-2001 Associate Professor of Organization Theory, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, 1999 Associate Professor of Logic, 1998 Szécheny Professor of Applied Logic, Loránd Eötvös University in Budapest, 1998 Assistant Professor of Methodology, University of Amsterdam, 1995 Senior Researcher, Dutch National Science Foundation, 1991 Assistant Professor of Logic, Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest, 1982 Awards and Fellowships In 2003 Lászlo was awarded American Sociological Association Best Paper Award in Mathematical Sociology (with Michael T Hannon) for 'Reasoning with Partial Knowledge', Sociological Methodology, 32:133-81 Fellowship, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, 2000 Fellow of ERIM, 1999
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Lászlo graduated in mathematics and physics from the Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary in 1980 and in philosophy in 1982. He was awarded a PhD in 1995 from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Research interests

  • Organisation theory
  • Organisation ecology
  • Organisation dynamics

Publications

Authored book

  • Hannan, M.T., Le Mens, G, Hsu, G, Kovacs, B Negro, G, Polos, L, Pontikes, E & Sharkey.A (2019). Concepts and Categories: Foundations for Sociological and Cultural Analysis. Columbia University Press.
  • Hannan, M.T., Pólos, L. & Carroll, G.R. (2007). Logics of Organization Theory: Audiences, Codes, and Ecologies. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.
  • Madarász, A., Ruzsa, I. & Polos, L. (2004). A Logika Elemei. (Elementary Logic). Budapest: Ozírisz Kiadó.

Edited book

  • Pólos, L. & Masuch, M. (1996). Applied Logic How, What and Why?. Synthese Library, Klewer Academic Publishers.
  • Pólos, L., Marx, M. & Masuch, M. (1996). Arrow Logic and Multi-Modal Logic. FoLLI and CSLI Publications, Stanford.
  • Pólos, L. & Masuch, M. (1994). Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Under Uncertainty. Springer-Verlag.
  • Pólos, L. & Kálmá&n, L. (1990). Logic and Language. Akadémiai Kiadó.
  • Pólos, L., Bodnár, I. & Máté&, A. (1988). Intensional Logic, History of Philosophy, and Methodology. A Filozófiai Figyelö Kiskönyvtára, Sorozatban.

Journal Article

Working Paper

  • Le Mans, G. Hannan, M.T. & Polos, L. (2011). Drifting Tastes, Inertia and Organizational Viability. 1-27.

Supervision students