I read Perrow (1973, The Short and Glorious History of Organizational Theory) today and feel that it may serve as a framework for a theory paper on OOM. Primary argument is 'mechanical school theories versus 'human relation's school theories'. Since the 60s the trend has been from mechanical school to human school with a noticeable backlash from institutionalists. OOM might be framed as biological (i.e. partially humanistic) system if interface protocols allowed 3rd party 'smart' mediation. Smart agents, like those be tested by some academics to media power switching in an intelligent energy grid could be added to a virtual firm OOM network to provide load balancing and cost optimization.