- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- Summaries of Core Literature
- List of Contributors
- Charting the Landscape of Corporate Reputation Research
- Show Me the Money: A Multidimensional Perspective on Reputation as an Intangible Asset
- Keeping Score: The Challenges of Measuring Corporate Reputation
- What Does it Mean to Be Green? The Emergence of New Criteria for Assessing Corporate Reputation
- The Building Blocks of Corporate Reputation: Definitions, Antecedents, Consequences
- A Survey of the Economic Theory of Reputation: Its Logic and Limits
- Meeting Expectations: A Role-Theoretic Perspective on Reputation
- It Ain’t What You Do, it's Who You Do It With: Distinguishing Reputation and Status
- An Identity-Based View of Reputation, Image, and Legitimacy: Clarifications and Distinctions Among Related Constructs
- On Being Bad: Why Stigma is not the Same as a Bad Reputation
- Untangling Executive Reputation and Corporate Reputation: Who Made Who?
- Waving the Flag: The Influence of Country of Origin on Corporate Reputation
- Corporate Reputation and Regulation in Historical Perspective
- Industry Self-regulation as a Solution to the Reputation Commons Problem: The Case of the New York Clearing House Association
- How Regulatory Institutions Influence Corporate Reputations: A Cross-country Comparative Approach
- How Reputation Regulates Regulators: Illustrations from the Regulation of Retail Finance
- A Labor of Love? Understanding the Influence of Corporate Reputation in the Labor Market
- Does Reputation Work to Discipline Corporatemisconduct?
- From the Ground Up: Building Young Firms’ Reputations
- Strategic Disclosure: Strategy as A Form of Reputation Management
- Managing Corporate Reputation Through Corporate Branding
- After the Collapse: A Behavioral Theory of Reputation Repair
- A Framework for Reputation Management Over the Course of Evolving Controversies
Abstract and Keywords
This article discusses the nature of status, and how it is related to reputation. It also reports the empirical research that has attempted to disentangle the effects of both reputation and status on important organisational outcomes. Organisations that are viewed by most decision-makers as high status will have an advantage over low-status rivals, other things being equal. Firms that have shown strong financial performance tend to be seen has having strong reputations in other areas. Both reputation and status have independent, additive impacts on the performance outcome. It appears that the limited number of studies that have tried to determine independent effects of reputation and status on important organisational outcomes find evidence of their existence. Reputation and status are closely related concepts and it might well be the case that in some specific situations it is not possible to differentiate between them or to identify independent effects.
David N. Barron is Rhodes Trust Reader in Organizational Sociology at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford. His research interests include organization theory, health care management, quantitative research methods, and corporate reputation. He has published widely in leading sociological and health care management journals and presented his work at numerous international conferences.
Meredith Rolfe held a Nuffield College Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellowship before joining Saïd Business School (University of Oxford) as Senior Research Fellow. Her Ph.D. was earned at the University of Chicago. She was an invited contributor to the Oxford Handbook of Analytical Sociology, and has been awarded grants by the National Science Foundation, British Academy, Oxford University Press John Fell Fund, the EU-sponsored EQUALSOC Framework, and the Oxford University Centre for Corporation Reputation. Her dissertation received the Mancur Olson Award from the APSA Political Economy section.
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