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conomic and organizational sociologists have devoted increased scholarly attention to processes of institutionalization, or mechanisms by which organizational structures, policies , and practices acquire social legitimacy and ultimately become taken-for-granted as normatively appropriate in a population. From a neoinstitutional perspective, organizational(More)
  • Michael L Mcdonald, James D Westphal, Andrew Henderson, Monica Higgins, Timothy Pol-Lock, Gerard Sanders +4 others
  • 2008
and the anonymous ASO reviewers for their constructive feedback and suggestions. This paper theorizes that relatively poor firm performance can prompt chief executive officers (CEOs) to seek more advice from executives of other firms who are their friends or similar to them and less advice from acquaintances or dissimilar others and suggests how and why(More)
Dynamic binary analysis is a prevalent and indispensable technique in program analysis. While several dynamic binary analysis tools and frameworks have been proposed, all suffer from one or more of: prohibitive performance degradation, semantic gap between the analysis code and the program being analyzed, architecture/OS specificity, being user-mode only,(More)
ley. We also thank Christine Oliver and three anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments on earlier drafts. This study examines whether board interlock ties facilitate second-order imitation, in which firms imitate an underlying decision process that can be adapted to multiple policy domains, rather than imitating specific policies of tied-to firms(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined a cohort of adults with aquaporin-4 (AQP4) antibody-negative neuromyelitis optica/neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMO/NMOSD) for antibodies to myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG). METHODS We performed a flow cytometry cell-based assay using live human lentivirus-transduced cells expressing full-length surface MOG. Serum(More)
BACKGROUND The number of elderly people over the age of 65 commencing dialysis in NZ has increased by almost 400% in the past decade. Few data are available about health related outcomes and survival on dialysis in the elderly to help the individual, their family, clinicians and health planners with decision-making. METHODS/DESIGN This study will provide(More)
We describe a case of subcutaneous infection as a result of traumatic implantation caused by the fungus Lasiodiplodia theobromae. It was isolated in multiple swabs from the foot of an active healthy male. The fungus was identified by traditional mycology culture methods though this was slow with much time required for sporulation on only one of the agars(More)
The intentional or accidental large-scale release of a chemical-biological agent in an urban zone remains a viable threat to Homeland Security. As these silent, invisible and odorless plumes can cause massive casualties that would overwhelm emergency facilities, modeling, tracking and real-time prediction of plume dispersion and lethality is central to(More)
managers is used to examine how executives may use interpersonal influence behavior to prevent powerful institutional investors from using their coercive power to force changes in corporate governance and strategy. We theorize that high levels of institutional ownership may prompt CEOs to engage in interpersonal influence behavior in the form of(More)
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