The Formation of Organizational Reputation

  title={The Formation of Organizational Reputation},
  author={Davide Ravasi and Violina P. Rindova and Michael Etter and Joep P. Cornelissen},
  journal={Academy of Management Annals},
In this article, we review four decades of research on the formation of organizational reputation. Our review reveals six perspectives that have informed past studies: a game-theoretic, a strategic, a macro-cognitive, a micro-cognitive, a cultural-sociological, and communicative one. We compare and contrast the different assumptions about what reputation is and how it forms that characterize these perspectives, and we discuss the implications of these differences for our theoretical… 
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