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Learning from Complexity: Effects of Prior Accidents and Incidents on Airlines' Learning
Using data on accidents and incidents experienced by U.S. commercial airlines from 1983 to 1997, we investigated variation in firm learning by examining whether firms learn more from errors with… Expand
Social Inequality and the Reduction of Ideological Dissonance on Behalf of the System: Evidence of Enhanced System Justification among the Disadvantaged
According to system justification theory, people are motivated to preserve the belief that existing social arrangements are fair, legitimate, and justifiable (Jost & Banaji, 1994). The strongest form… Expand
Notes on the Evolution of a Research Community: Organization Studies in Anglophone North America, 1945-2000
We present a history of organizations studies, a stylized history of the field with implications for understanding the future of organizations research. Expand
Organizations Non Gratae? The Impact of Unethical Corporate Acts on Interorganizational Networks
We show that the quality of a firm's network partners declines after the firm's commission of an unethical act, and that the deterioration in partner quality tends to be greater for acts of greater illegitimacy. Expand
Culture and Coworker Relations: Interpersonal Patterns in American, Chinese, German, and Spanish Divisions of a Global Retail Bank
We propose that cultures vary in the models on which coworker interaction norms are based, with market, family, law, and friendship relations serving as alternative templates. Expand
Competition and Beyond: Problems and Attention Allocation in the Organizational Rulemaking Process
- B. N. Sullivan
- Psychology, Computer Science
- Organ. Sci.
- 1 March 2010
This study investigates how an organization allocates attention and generates solutions in response to new problems challenging existing routines, under the influences of different contexts surrounding problems and solutions. Expand
Small-world networks, absorptive capacity and firm performance: evidence from the US venture capital industry
A small-world network is a locally clustered network with short path lengths connecting different clusters. In this study, we explore contingent factors that affect the impact of small-world networks… Expand
Organizations Non-Gratae? The Impact of Unethical Corporate Behavior on Interorganizational Networks
We investigate whether the size and quality of the networks of firms engaging in illegal/unethical acts are affected by those acts. Using legitimacy, status, and resource dependence theories, we… Expand
Divergence in Status Evaluation: Theoretical Implications for a Social Construction View of Status Building In Status, Organization and Management
CONFORMITY FOR LEGITIMACY: A PERSPECTIVE FROM THE LEARNING MODEL OF FIRM RISK-TAKING.
- B. N. Sullivan
- Political Science
- 1 August 2008
This article discusses companies that do not fit the model of conformity in the neo-institutional analysis of their operations. The role of risk perception in the evaluation of non-conformist behav...