IN MEMORIAM: Transnational Corporations Review (TNCR) team deeply mourns passing of highly respected advisers Vincent Ostrom and recipient of Nobel Prize Lin Ostrom
Vincent Ostrom, distinguished Indiana University professor and husband of Nobel Laureate Elinor “Lin” Ostrom, died on Friday 29th June 2012, less than three weeks after his wife died of pancreatic cancer. He was 92.
Since the establishment of the TNCR in 2008, Vincent and Lin have contributed greatly to its publication (including two special issues), especially in the area of international and institutional studies. As Great Mentors, the Ostroms used to advise us that social and economic scientists must develop a greater number of tools for analyzing change, particularly that of institutions. Lin and Vincent Ostrom examined these changes in the context of the analysis of micro-and macro-institutions. Their understanding of institutional change helped to shape our thinking that any general theory cannot be developed until the processes of change in multiple specific settings are understood. In this Memoriam, the TNCR will continue to actively support studies that the Ostroms and their colleagues successfully launched and integrated what they learned from specific institutions into a more general theory for understanding institutional changes and development.
On behalf of TNCR
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