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The Demography of Corporations and Industries
Most analysts of corporations and industries adopt the focal perspective of a single prototypical organization. Many analysts also study corporations primarily in terms of their internalExpand
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The Social Construction of Reputation: Certification Contests, Legitimation, and the Survival of Organizations in the American Automobile Industry: 1895–1912
  • H. Rao
  • Economics
  • 1 December 1994
Despite widespread agreement among organizational researchers that intangible resources underlie performance differences among organizations, little empirical evidence exists in the literature.Expand
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Institutional Change in Toque Ville: Nouvelle Cuisine as an Identity Movement in French Gastronomy1
A challenge facing cultural‐frame institutionalism is to explain how existing institutional logics and role identities are replaced by new logics and role identities. This article depicts identityExpand
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Understanding the Bond of Identification: An Investigation of its Correlates among Art Museum Members:
Identification is defined as the “perceived oneness with or belongingness to an organization” of which the person is a member. The authors propose that customers, in their role as members, identify...
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Caveat Emptor: The Construction of Nonprofit Consumer Watchdog Organizations1
  • H. Rao
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • 1 January 1998
This article investigates how new organizational forms are constituted as cultural objects. Since new organizational forms jeopardize existing interests, institutional entrepreneurs recombineExpand
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Power Plays: How Social Movements and Collective Action Create New Organizational Forms
ABSTRACT Organizational theory emphasizes how new organizational forms are produced by technological innovation but has glossed over the role of cultural innovation. This chapter suggests that socialExpand
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Fool's Gold: Social Proof in the Initiation and Abandonment of Coverage by Wall Street Analysts
This paper examines the dynamics of social influence in the choices of securities analysts to initiate and abandon coverage of firms listed on the NASDAQ national market. We show that socialExpand
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Border Crossing: Bricolage and the Erosion of Categorical Boundaries in French Gastronomy
Sociological researchers have studied the consequences of strong categorical boundaries, but have devoted little attention to the causes and consequences of boundary erosion. This study analyzes theExpand
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Structuring a Theory of Moral Sentiments: Institutional and Organizational Coevolution in the Early Thrift Industry1
The authors investigate the coevolution of organizations and institu‐tions—they study how institutional definitions, rules, and expectations unfold in tandem with the organizational structures andExpand
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Overcoming Resource Constraints on Product Innovation by Recruiting Talent From Rivals: A Study of the Mutual Fund Industry, 1986–1994
Although recruitment is a practical strategy young and poorly connected firms can use to overcome constraints on product innovation, it has received little attention. Younger firms and poorly conne...
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