5-Year Project: 2010 Review

Another year, and more confirmation of my preferences. I am not surprised that I am paying close attention to institutional theory, institutional logics, and change processes. I began to look at those topics as a first year for my Year One Summer Paper Proposal.

For this year, I looked at 295 articles in the top five strategic management journals. Of those, I immediately liked 44 articles:

  1. Almirall, E. & Casadesus-Masanell, R. Open versus closed innovation: A model of discovery and divergence. Acad. Manag. Rev. 35, 27–47 (2010).
  2. Ansari, S. M., Fiss, P. C. & Zajac, E. J. Made to fit: How practices vary as they diffuse. Acad. Manag. Rev. 35, 67–92 (2010).
  3. Arend, R. J. & Lévesque, M. Is the resource-based view a practical organizational theory? Organ. Sci. 21, 913–930 (2010).
  4. Battilana, J. & Dorado, S. Building sustainable hybrid organizations: The case of commercial microfinance organizations. Acad. Manag. J. 53, 1419–1440 (2010).
  5. Castel, P. & Friedberg, E. Institutional change as an interactive process: the case of the modernization of the French cancer centers. Organ. Sci. 21, 311–330 (2010).
  6. Chowdhury, S. K. & Endres, M. L. The impact of client variability on nurses’ occupational strain and injury: Cross-level moderation by safety climate. Acad. Manag. J. 53, 182–198 (2010).
  7. Connelly, B. L., Tihanyi, L., Certo, S. T. & Hitt, M. A. Marching to the beat of different drummers: The influence of institutional owners on competitive actions. Acad. Manag. J. 53, 723–742 (2010).
  8. Creed, W. E. D., DeJordy, R. & Lok, J. Being the change: Resolving institutional contradiction through identity work. Acad. Manag. J. 53, 1336–1364 (2010).
  9. Cruz, C. C., Gómez-Mejia, L. R. & Becerra, M. Perceptions of benevolence and the design of agency contracts: CEO-TMT relationships in family firms. Acad. Manag. J. 53, 69–89 (2010).
  10. D’Aveni, R. A., Dagnino, G. B. & Smith, K. G. The age of temporary advantage. Strateg. Manag. J. 31, 1371–1385 (2010).
  11. Dacin, M. T., Munir, K. & Tracey, P. Formal dining at Cambridge colleges: Linking ritual performance and institutional maintenance. Acad. Manag. J. 53, 1393–1418 (2010).
  12. Dunn, M. B. & Jones, C. Institutional logics and institutional pluralism: The contestation of care and science logics in medical education, 1967–2005. Adm. Sci. Q. 55, 114–149 (2010).
  13. Farjoun, M. Beyond dualism: Stability and change as a duality. Acad. Manag. Rev. 35, 202–225 (2010).
  14. Gilpin, D. R. & Murphy, P. J. Crisis management in a complex world. (Oxford University Press, 2008).
  15. Greenwood, R., Díaz, A. M., Li, S. X. & Lorente, J. C. The multiplicity of institutional logics and the heterogeneity of organizational responses. Organ. Sci. 21, 521–539 (2010).
  16. Gruber, M., Heinemann, F., Brettel, M. & Hungeling, S. Configurations of resources and capabilities and their performance implications: an exploratory study on technology ventures. Strateg. Manag. J. 31, 1337–1356 (2010).
  17. Hardy, C. & Maguire, S. Discourse, field-configuring events, and change in organizations and institutional fields: Narratives of DDT and the Stockholm Convention. Acad. Manag. J. 53, 1365–1392 (2010).
  18. Haynes, K. T. & Hillman, A. The effect of board capital and CEO power on strategic change. Strateg. Manag. J. 31, 1145–1163 (2010).
  19. Hermelo, F. D. & Vassolo, R. Institutional development and hypercompetition in emerging economies. Strateg. Manag. J. 31, 1457–1473 (2010).
  21. King, B. G., Felin, T. & Whetten, D. A. Perspective-Finding the Organization in Organizational Theory: A Meta-Theory of the Organization as a Social Actor. Organ. Sci. 21, 290–305 (2010).
  22. Kraatz, M. S., Ventresca, M. J. & Deng, L. Precarious values and mundane innovations: Enrollment management in American liberal arts colleges. Acad. Manag. J. 53, 1521–1545 (2010).
  23. Kunc, M. H. & Morecroft, J. D. W. Managerial decision making and firm performance under a resource‐based paradigm. Strateg. Manag. J. 31, 1164–1182 (2010).
  24. Lahiri, N. Geographic distribution of R&D activity: how does it affect innovation quality? Acad. Manag. J. 53, 1194–1209 (2010).
  25. Li, J. & Tang, Y. I. CEO hubris and firm risk taking in China: The moderating role of managerial discretion. Acad. Manag. J. 53, 45–68 (2010).
  26. Lok, J. Institutional logics as identity projects. Acad. Manag. J. 53, 1305–1335 (2010).
  27. Madsen, P. M. & Desai, V. Failing to learn? The effects of failure and success on organizational learning in the global orbital launch vehicle industry. Acad. Manag. J. 53, 451–476 (2010).
  28. McDonald, M. L. & Westphal, J. D. A little help here? Board control, CEO identification with the corporate elite, and strategic help provided to CEOs at other firms. Acad. Manag. J. 53, 343–370 (2010).
  29. Mutch, A. Technology, organization, and structure-a morphogenetic approach. Organ. Sci. 21, 507–520 (2010).
  30. Nadkarni, S. & Herrmann, P. O. L. CEO personality, strategic flexibility, and firm performance: the case of the Indian business process outsourcing industry. Acad. Manag. J. 53, 1050–1073 (2010).
  31. Nigam, A. & Ocasio, W. Event attention, environmental sensemaking, and change in institutional logics: An inductive analysis of the effects of public attention to Clinton’s health care reform initiative. Organ. Sci. 21, 823–841 (2010).
  32. Osterman, P. The truth about middle managers: Who they are, how they work, why they matter. (Harvard Business Press, 2013).
  33. Pache, A.-C. & Santos, F. When worlds collide: The internal dynamics of organizational responses to conflicting institutional demands. Acad. Manag. Rev. 35, 455–476 (2010).
  34. Plambeck, N. & Weber, K. When the glass is half full and half empty: CEOs’ ambivalent interpretations of strategic issues. Strateg. Manag. J. 31, 689–710 (2010).
  35. Shipilov, A. V, Greve, H. R. & Rowley, T. J. When do interlocks matter? Institutional logics and the diffusion of multiple corporate governance practices. Acad. Manag. J. 53, 846–864 (2010).
  36. Sonenshein, S. We’re Changing—Or are we? untangling the role of progressive, regressive, and stability narratives during strategic change implementation. Acad. Manag. J. 53, 477–512 (2010).
  37. Suddaby, R., Elsbach, K. D., Greenwood, R., Meyer, J. W. & Zilber, T. B. Organizations and their institutional environments—Bringing meaning, values, and culture back in: Introduction to the special research forum. Acad. Manag. J. 53, 1234–1240 (2010).
  38. Surroca, J., Tribó, J. A. & Waddock, S. Corporate responsibility and financial performance: The role of intangible resources. Strateg. Manag. J. 31, 463–490 (2010).
  39. Tang, Y. & Liou, F. Does firm performance reveal its own causes? The role of Bayesian inference. Strateg. Manag. J. 31, 39–57 (2010).
  40. Tortoriello, M. & Krackhardt, D. Activating cross-boundary knowledge: the role of Simmelian ties in the generation of innovations. Acad. Manag. J. 53, 167–181 (2010).
  41. Yang, H., Phelps, C. & Steensma, H. K. Learning from what others have learned from you: The effects of knowledge spillovers on originating firms. Acad. Manag. J. 53, 371–389 (2010).
  42. Yuan, F. & Woodman, R. W. Innovative behavior in the workplace: The role of performance and image outcome expectations. Acad. Manag. J. 53, 323–342 (2010).
  43. Zhang, Y. & Rajagopalan, N. Once an outsider, always an outsider? CEO origin, strategic change, and firm performance. Strateg. Manag. J. 31, 334–346 (2010).
  44. Zietsma, C. & Lawrence, T. B. Institutional work in the transformation of an organizational field: The interplay of boundary work and practice work. Adm. Sci. Q. 55, 189–221 (2010).

It is great to review articles and choose some that have been discussed in my seminars. It makes me really thankful that our faculty make an effort to include recent literature.

A few more years to go!


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