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The Politics of Cultural Capital: Social Hierarchy and Organizational Architecture in the Multinational Corporation 

Date: 01/06/2018 Author(s): Levy, Orly; Reiche, Sebastian Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) How is social hierarchy in multinational corporations (MNCs) culturally produced, contested and reproduced? Although the international business literature has acknowledged the importance of culture, it gives little consideration to its role in constructing social hierarchies and symbolic boundaries between individuals and groups within MNCs. We take ... More information  

I Know Why You Voted for Trump: (Over)inferring Motives Based on Choice 

Date: 08/05/2018 Author(s): Barasz, Kate; Kim, Tami; Evangelidis, Ioannis Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) People often speculate about why others make the choices they do. This paper investigates how such inferences are formed as a function of what is chosen. Specifically, when observers encounter someone else's choice (e.g., of political candidate), they use the chosen option's attribute values (e.g., a candidate's specific stance on a policy issue) to ... More information  

Digital Innovation and Institutional Entrepreneurship: Chief Digital Officer Perspectives of Their Emerging Role 

Date: 03/05/2018 Author(s): Tumbas, Sanja; Berente, Nicholas; vom Brocke, Jan Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) In this study, we explore the role of Chief Digital Officer (CDO) through the perspectives of CDOs in thirty-five organizations. In enacting their emerging role, CDOs must navigate the existing institutionalized context of established information technology (IT) roles and respective jurisdictional claims. We find that CDOs intentionally draw on the ... More information   Read related article

Interbank Networks and Backdoor Bailouts: Benefiting from other Banks' Government Guarantees 

Date: 02/05/2018 Author(s): Eisert, Tim; Eufinger, Christian Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) This paper explains why banks derive a benefit from being highly interconnected. We show that when banks are protected by government guarantees, they can significantly increase their expected returns by channeling funds through the interbank market before these funds are invested in real assets. If banks that are protected by implicit or explicit government ... More information  

Replacing the Failure Rate: A Downside Risk Perspective 

Date: 05/2018 Author(s): Estrada, Javier Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) The evaluation of retirement strategies is typically based on the failure rate, although some alternatives have been proposed recently, such as risk-adjusted success (RAS), which aims to capture not just the failure but also the success of the strategies evaluated. The main shortcoming of RAS is that it measures risk with the standard deviation, which ... More information  

Knowledge Management 

Date: 30/04/2018 Author(s): Huang, Peng; Kankanhalli, Atreyi; Kyriakou, Harris; Sabherwal, Rajiv Editor(s): Bush, Ashley; Rai, Arun Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) The notions of knowledge and its management have been at the core of the information systems (IS) field almost since its inception. Knowledge has been viewed in several ways in the prior literature, including as a state of mind, an object, a process, access to information, and a capability. A commonly-used definition characterizes knowledge as a justified ... More information  

Why Am I Seeing This Ad? The Effect of Ad Transparency on Ad Effectiveness 

Date: 24/04/2018 Author(s): Kim, Tami; Barasz, Kate; John, Leslie K. Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Given the increasingly specific ways marketers can target ads, many consumers and regulators are demanding ad transparency: disclosure of how consumers' personal information was used to generate ads. We investigate how and why ad transparency impacts ad effectiveness. Drawing on literature about offline norms of information-sharing, we posit that ad ... More information  

Real Effects of the Sovereign Debt Crisis in Europe: Evidence from Syndicated Loans 

Date: 23/04/2018 Author(s): Acharya, Viral V.; Eisert, Tim; Eufinger, Christian; Hirsch, Christian Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) We explore the causes of the credit crunch during the European sovereign debt crisis and its impact on the corporate policies of European firms. Our results show that value impairment in banks' exposures to sovereign debt and the risk-shifting behavior of weakly capitalized banks reduced the probability of firms being granted new syndicated loans by ... More information  

Relational Job Crafting and Organizational Behavior: A Weekly Diary Study 

Date: 18/04/2018 Author(s): Las Heras, Mireia; Rofcanin, Yasin; Bakker, Arnold B. Editor(s): ICWF - Centro Internacional Trabajo y Familia Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) In this weekly diary study, we integrated research on job crafting to explore the associations between expansion and contraction oriented relational job crafting (RJC), work engagement and manager-rated employee behaviors (work performance and voice). Furthermore, we investigated cross level moderations of prosocial and impression management motives ... More information  

The Rise of Socially Responsible Investment Funds: The Paradoxical Role of the Financial Logic 

Date: 12/04/2018 Author(s): Yan, S.; Ferraro, Fabrizio; Almandoz, John Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Socially responsible investing (SRI) is gaining traction in the financial sector, but it is unclear whether the dominant financial logic complements or competes with the social logic in the founding of SRI funds. Based on insights we gained from observation at an Asian SRI industry association, interviews with SRI professionals in the U.S. and Europe, ... More information  
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