Mark Suchman

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Director, Organizational Studies Track
208 Maxcy Hall

Research Interests

Sociology of Organizations, Sociology of Law, Economic Sociology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Professions, Healthcare


Professor Suchman comes to Brown from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was Professor of Sociology and Law. He is currently writing a book on the role of law firms in Silicon Valley, and he is midway through a multi-year project on the organizational, professional, and legal challenges surrounding new information technologies in health care. He has also written on organizational legitimacy, on inter-organizational disputing practices, on the "internalization" of law within corporate bureaucracies, and on social science approaches to the study of contracts.