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understanding the role of quantity in organizational collapse

Disaster dynamics: understanding the role of quantity in organizational collapse Jenny W. Rudolph Major disasters have long interested organization theorists (Perrow, 1984; Shrivastava, 1987; Weick, 1993b; Vaughan, 1996), and their causes continue to be an active area of inquiry. Accidents like the nuclear catastrophe at Chernobyl or Union Carbide’s gas leak at Bhopal are major […]

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Status, Quality, and Social Order in the California Wine Industry

Status, Quality, and Social Order in the California Wine Industry Beth A. Benjamin Over the last ten or fifteen years, sociologists have given considerable attention to the role of market ties as conduits for flows of information and resources. The basic argument is that market ties represent channels for the transmission of goods and services […]

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Justice in the Workplace: From Theory to Practice, vol. 2. .

Justice in the Workplace: From Theory to Practice, vol. 2. . – book review Carol T. Kulik Russell Cropanzano, ed. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 2001. 320 pp. $69.95, cloth; $37.50, paper. Before writing this review, I set the current volume on my desk alongside its older sibling, volume 1, from 1993, Justice in the Workplace: Approaching […]

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industry dynamics, turnover, and tenure distributions

The demographic metabolism of organizations: industry dynamics, turnover, and tenure distributions Heather A. Haveman The demography of organizations – the distribution of the members of employing organizations along such dimensions as length of service, age, and race – is a flourishing area of investigation for organizational scholars. Building on the pioneering theoretical work of Pfeffer […]

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The effects of contracts on interpersonal trust

The effects of contracts on interpersonal trust Deepak Malhotra This paper uses two laboratory experiments to investigate the effects of contracts on interpersonal trust. We predict that the use of binding contracts to promote or mandate cooperation will lead interacting parties to attribute others’ cooperation to the constraints imposed by the contract rather than to […]

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An alternative to bureaucratic impersonality and emotional labor: bounded emotionality at The Body Shop

An alternative to bureaucratic impersonality and emotional labor: bounded emotionality at The Body Shop – Special Issue: Critical Perspectives on Organizational Control Joanne Martin People constantly experience emotions, yet in organizational theory, as in organizational life, the exploration of emotions has been largely deemphasized, marginalized, or ignored. Impersonal criteria for making decisions and restraints on […]

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Management Fashion: Lifecycles, Triggers, and Collective Learning Processes

Management Fashion: Lifecycles, Triggers, and Collective Learning Processes Eric Abrahamson This theory-development case study of the quality circle management fashion focuses on three features of management-knowledge entrepreneurs’ discourse promoting or discrediting such fashions: its lifecycle, forces triggering stages in its lifecycle, and the type of collective learning it fostered. Results suggest, first, that variability in […]

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Golden parachutes: CEOs and the exercise of social influence

Golden parachutes: CEOs and the exercise of social influence – compensation packages given to chief executive officers in the event of their termination or resignation James Wade Using an agency theory framework and data on 89 Fortune 500 firms, we assess whether the granting of golden parachutes to chief executive officers is the result of […]

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Getting to know you: The influence of personality on impressions and performance of demographically different people in organizations

Getting to know you: The influence of personality on impressions and performance of demographically different people in organizations – Statistical Data Included Francis J. Flynn ********** This paper extends social categorization theory to understand how personality traits related to information sharing may correspond with positive perceptions of demographically different people, thereby enhancing their experience and […]

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Cooperative Strategy: Economic, Business, and Organizational Issues. . – Other Reviews

Cooperative Strategy: Economic, Business, and Organizational Issues. . – Other Reviews – book review Gautham Ahuja David Faulkner and Mark de Rond, eds. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. 397 pp. $74.00. This edited volume brings together original contributions from several leading scholars of interorganizational cooperation. The chapters are an eclectic mix of conceptual and […]