Julien Jourdan
University Paris-Dauphine, PSL Research University



(Tuesday, 23rd May 2017)

Title : Organizational scandals and field evolution

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Recent works document organizational scandals, revealing how they spread, contaminate associated organizations, taint the perception of entire fields, and affect competitive dynamics. We will discuss how scandals pave the way for moralizing discourses and practices, shake taken-for-granted assumptions about the conduct of organizations, and may result in a shift in the criteria used to evaluate organizations within the field, shaping regulation and the evolution of organizational fields.

Bibliographical references :

Jonsson, S., Greve, H. R., & Fujiwara-Greve, T. 2009. Undeserved Loss: The Spread of Legitimacy Loss to Innocent Organizations in Response to Reported Corporate Deviance. Administrative Science Quarterly, 54(2): 195.

Piazza, A., & Jourdan, J. 2017. When the Dust Settles: The Consequences of Scandals on Organizational Competition. Academy of Management Journal, Forthcoming, doi:10.5465/amj.2015.1325.