This volume consists of 13 essays by business, management, and other scholars from North America and Asia, who explore key parts of the theory of the emergence of novel features of society, such as new practices, organizations, or relations. They view the process as involving the creation of novelty, its growth to a salient size, and its formation into a recognizable social object, process, or structure. They examine each part of this process, beginning with novelty and discussing the Japanese regional beer movement, how newly formed organizations adapt to fields in which the formation of the emergent form has not yet occurred, the fragmentation of novel organizations in the early emergence of charter schools in California, and how competitive actions lead to the creation of opportunities for emergence in the airline industry. They then address growth and how organizations decide to adopt a new form of practice when they face multiple alternatives, which types of novel crowds turn into new markets, and organizational actions that lead to growth in smart cities in Japan, followed by discussion of formation aspects in emergence, including new product entry in high tech, the cognitive effects and customer use of existing knowledge structures in reaction to new products, network brokerage's negative impact on the emergence of status of social actors, how the emergence and maintenance of status orders in markets can impact market behaviors of securities analysts, and the emergence of community radio in India. Distributed in North America by Turpin Distribution.