Much research in sociology and labor economics studies proxies for productivity; consequently, little is known about the relationship between personal contacts and worker performance. This study addresses , for the first time, the role of referral contacts on workers' performance. Using employees' hiring and performance data in a call center, the author… (More)
This study helps to fill a significant gap in the literature on organizations and inequality by investigating the central role of merit-based reward systems in shaping gender and racial disparities in wages and promotions. The author develops and tests a set of propositions isolating processes of performance-reward bias, whereby women and minorities receive… (More)
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By comparing the network structure of venture capital (VC) firms in Silicon Valley (California) to that of VC firms in Route 128 (Massachusetts), the present study challenges any market-centred theory of regional development. I show that there are advantages in examining the structure of social networks of cooperation within the venture capital industry to… (More)
and other participants at the 2003 EGOS " Markets-in-the-making " colloquium, 2003 Barcelona Gestió seminar, 2004 Performativity Workshop in Paris, EOI Seminar at Wharton and Strategy Research Forum in Athens for their inputs on earlier drafts of this paper.
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We examine the extent to which two sources of policy uncertainty influence foreign-owned subsidiary exit rates. We find that prior peer exits and a firm's own experience under the current political regime both have a strong influence on subsidiary exit rates, particularly in the presence of policy uncertainty resulting from the existing structure of a host… (More)