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This paper examines the competitive consequences of inter-firm mobility. Since the loss of key members (defined as top decision-makers) to competing firms may amount to a diffusion of a firm's higher order routines, we investigate the conditions under which inter-firm mobility triggers this event. In particular, we focus on: (1) when inter-firm mobility(More)
This study examines socially constructed authenticity. It first tests a fundamental yet rarely examined assumption underlying the contemporary appeal of authenticity, namely, that consumers assign higher value to organizations perceived as authentic. It also explores how consumers use language to express judgments about different meanings of authenticity.(More)
When multiple actors allocate their attention across multiple issues, they create an attention network. We leverage the multiple ties that comprise such an attention network to argue that how competitors interpret a given market situation depends not only on information about that situation but also on the portfolio of other situations to which they pay(More)
It is well established that when audiences have difficulty classifying objects, they tend to devalue them. However, difficult to classify objects do receive high valuations, and easily classified objects can receive low ones. I argue that a closer examination of specific evaluations by audience members, rather than aggregate assessments of objects, can shed(More)