Organizations, whether private or public, are subject to evaluations by their stakeholder community and society. These social evaluations form the basis of perceptions targeted at the organization, and influence the organization’s interactions with its stakeholders. “Reputation,” defined as beliefs or perceptions held about the quality of a focal actor, and “status,” defined as relative professional position or social standing, are both forms of social evaluation. Following works by Fombrun and Shanley (1990) and Merton (1968), reputation and status as theoretical constructs have become popularized in the literature, and management scholars have provided empirical evidence to provide a more complete view of their influence. In this thematic issue,1 we review trends in empirical research on reputation and status published in Academy of Management Journal (AMJ), and highlight the current issues being tackled by this stream of enquiry.
Social evaluations, reputation, status, organizations
Business | Organizational Behavior and Theory | Strategic Management Policy
Strategy and Organisation
Academy of Management Journal
Academy of Management
GEORGE, Gerard; DAHLANDER, Linus; GRAFFIN, Scott D.; and SIM, Samantha.
Reputation and Status: Expanding the Role of Social Evaluations in Management Research: From the Editors. (2016). Academy of Management Journal. 59, (1), 1-13. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/lkcsb_research/4910