Bilian Ni Sullivan

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Since the Second World War, the field of organizations studies has grown substantially in the number of researchers, number of publications, and amount of research produced. It has moved from being a combination of established disciplines to becoming a quasi-discipline of its own, with its own journals and professional associations. It has established a(More)
This paper examines coworker networks in the American, Chinese, German, and Spanish divisions of a global retail bank. Because the bank has standardized structure and policies across countries, it is possible to examine how norms rooted in national culture impact on various features of informal ties. We propose that cultures vary in the models on which(More)
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. By examining the formation of airline safety rules by the Federal Aviation Administration, I show that although different types of(More)
In this chapter, we trace the historical and intellectual origins of system justification theory, summarise the basic assumptions of the theory, and derive 18 specific hypotheses from a system justification perspective. We review and integrate empirical evidence addressing these hypotheses concerning the rationalisation of the status quo, the(More)
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 on firm performance, maintaining that benefits from such networks may depend on a firm’s absorptive capacity to recognize and assimilate external information(More)
This paper explores the contingent role that social ties play in the emergence of status hierarchies. We argue that, while status is formed based on actors’ perception and understanding of social cues, network structure and position influence this process by influencing the attention and legitimacy given to the focal actor in accordance with social cues(More)
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