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Institutional theory lies at the heart of organizational theory yet until now, no book has successfully taken stock of this important and wide-ranging theoretical perspective. With insight and… (More)
We draw on the institutional work literature to analyze the rhetoric in mainstream media spawned by the global financial crisis. We identify the emerging positions (status quo, neutral and change) of… (More)
We examine how gender inequality is reproduced through categorization processes in mainstream discourse. Drawing from an analysis of six years of US media coverage of credit card borrowers througho...
We examine the role of mainstream media in institutional maintenance through a longitudinal analysis of media coverage of consumer debt in the period leading up to and during the global financial… (More)
Adipose tissue dysfunction in obesity and lipodystrophy results in major health complications such as heart disease and stroke, and is associated with an increased risk of some cancers. We have… (More)
Business collective action (BCA)--the collaboration of private sector organizations and/or industries to achieve common market or non-market objectives--is a prevalent aspect of business activity (...
In this article we explore how elite actors respond to a field-wide crisis. Drawing from a study of CEOs of large US banks in the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis, we show how elite… (More)
We examine the rhetoric of US bank CEOs during the global financial crisis to investigate how elite actors define authority relationships with societal entities to ensure their own dominance, and t...
This paper explores the dynamic interplay between rhetorical structure and rhetorical strategy in a disrupted organizational field. Drawing from a study of mainstream media coverage of consumer debt… (More)