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Corporate Reputation

Edited by Michael L. Barnett, Timothy G. Pollock

© 2015 – Routledge

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About the Book

This new 4-volume collection will include the seminal literature in corporate reputation, both foundational articles and state of the art research. The collection will bring together the distinctive perspectives of prominent scholars from a variety of disciplines – including organizational behaviour, organizational theory, strategic management, marketing, finance, economics, political science, and sociology – in an effort to bring some order to this broad topic, as well as focus and guide future research and debates.

Table of Contents

Volume I: Understanding corporate reputation



General Introduction

1. C. J. Fombrun and C. B. M. Van Riel, ‘Why Reputations Matter’, in Fame & Fortune: How Successful Companies Build Winning Reputations (FT Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2004), pp. 1-23.

2. D. M. Kreps and R. Wilson, ‘Reputation and Imperfect Information’, Journal of Economic Theory, 27, 2, 1982, 253-279.

3. K. Weigelt and C. Camerer, ‘Reputation and Corporate Strategy: A Review of Recent Theory and Applications’, Strategic Management Journal 9, 1988, 443–454.

4. C. Fombrun and C. V. Riel, ‘The Reputational Landscape’, Corporate Reputation Review, 1997, 5-13.

5. M. L. Barnett, J. M. Jermier and B. A. Lafferty, ‘Corporate Reputation: The Definitional Landscape’, Corporate Reputation Review, 9, 1, 2006, 26-38.

6. D. Lange, P. M. Lee and Y. Dai, ‘Organizational Reputation: A Review’, Journal of Management, 37, 1, 2011, 153-184.

7. V. P. Rindova, I. O. Williamson, A. P. Petkova and J. M. Sever, ‘Being Good or Being Known: An Empirical Examination of the Dimensions, Antecedents, and Consequences of Organizational Reputation’, Academy of Management Journal, 48, 6, 1033-1049.

8. D. L. Deephouse and S. M. Carter, ‘An Examination of Differences Between Organizational Legitimacy and Organizational Reputation’, Journal of Management Studies, 42, 2, 2005, 329-360.

9. B. G. King and D. A. Whetten, ‘Rethinking the Relationship Between Legitimacy and Reputation: A Social Actor Conceptualization’, Corporate Reputation Review, 11, 3, 2008, 192-207.

10. A. Bitektine, ‘Toward a Theory of Social Judgments in Organizations: The Case of Legitimacy, Reputation and Status’, Academy of Management Review, 36, 1, 2011, 151-179.

11. M. Washington and E. J. Zajac, ‘Status Evolution and Competition: Theory and Evidence’, Academy of Management Journal, 48, 2, 2005, 282-296.

12. M. Jensen and A. Roy, ‘Staging Exchange Partner Choices: When Do Reputation and Status Matter?’, Academy of Management Journal, 51, 2008, 495-516.

13. G. Ertug and F. Castellucci, ‘Getting What You Need: How Reputation and Status Affect Team Performance, Hiring and Salaries in the NBA’, Academy of Management Journal, 56, 2, 2013, 407-431.

14. M. D. Pfarrer, T. G. Pollock and V. P. Rindova, ‘A Tale of Two Assets: The Effects of Firm Reputation and Celebrity on Earnings Surprises and Investors' Reactions’, Academy of Management Journal, 53, 5, 2010, 1131-1152.

15. D. A. Whetten and A. Mackey, ‘A Social Actor Conception of Organizational Identity and Its Implications for the Study of Organizational Reputation’, Business & Society, 41, 2002, 393-414.

16. E. R. Gray and J. M. Balmer, ‘Managing Corporate Image and Corporate Reputation’, Long Range Planning, 31, 5, 1998, 695-702.

Volume II: Measuring corporate reputation




17. G. R. Dowling, ‘Measuring Corporate Images: A Review of Alternative Approaches’, Journal of Business Research, 17, 1, 1988, 27-34.

18. S. L. Wartick, ‘Measuring Corporate Reputation: Definition and Data. Business & Society, 41, 4, 2002, 371-392.

19. R. Chun, ‘Corporate Reputation: Meaning and Measurement’, International Journal of Management Reviews, 7, 2, 2005, 91-109.

20. G. E. Fryxell and J. Wang, ‘The Fortune Corporate "Reputation" Index: Reputation for What?’, Journal of Management, 20, 1, 1994, 1-14.

21. B. Brown and S. Perry, ‘Removing the Financial Performance Halo from Fortune's "Most Admired" Companies’, Academy of Management Journal, 37, 5, 1994, 1347-1359.

22. P. W. Roberts and G. R. Dowling, ‘Corporate Reputation and Sustained Superior Financial Performance’, Strategic Management Journal, 23, 12, 2002, 1077-1093.

23. T. J. Brown and P. A. Dacin, ‘The Company and the Product: Corporate Associations and Consumer Product Responses’, The Journal of Marketing, 61, 1, 1997, 68-84.

24. G. Walsh and S. E. Beatty, ‘Customer-Based Corporate Reputation of a Service Firm: Scale Development and Validation’, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 35, 1, 2007, 127-143.

25. D. M. Cable and M. E. Graham, ‘The Determinants of Job Seekers' Reputation Perceptions’, Journal of Organizational Behavior, 21, 8, 2000, 929-947.

26. G. Davies, R. Chun, R. V. da Silva and S. Roper, ‘A Corporate Character Scale to Assess Employee and Customer Views of Organization Reputation’, Corporate Reputation Review, 7, 2, 2004, 125-146.

27. C. J. Fombrun, N. A. Gardberg and J. M. Sever, ‘The Reputation Quotient: A Multi-Stakeholder Measure of Corporate Reputation’, Journal of Brand Management, 7, 4, 2000, 241-255.

28. L. J. Ponzi, C. J. Fombrun and N. A. Gardberg, ‘RepTrak™ Pulse: Conceptualizing and Validating a Short-Form Measure of Corporate Reputation’, Corporate Reputation Review, 14, 1, 2011, 15-35.

29. M. Sarstedt, P. Wilczynski and T. C. Melewar, ‘Measuring Reputation in Global Markets—A Comparison of Reputation Measures’ Convergent and Criterion Validities’, Journal of World Business, 48, 3, 2013, 329-339.

30. D. L. Deephouse, ‘Media Reputation as a Strategic Resource: An Integration of Mass Communication and Resource-Based Theories’, Journal of management, 26, 6, 2000, 1091-1112.

31. J. M. Karpoff, D. S. Lee and G. S. Martin, ‘The Cost to Firms of Cooking the Books’, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 43, 3, 2008, 581-612.

32. P. M. Lee, T. G. Pollock and K. Jin, ‘The Contingent Value of Venture Capitalist Reputation’, Strategic Organization, 9, 1, 2011, 33-69.

Volume III: Building, maintaining, and repairing corporate reputation




33. H. Rao, ‘The Social Construction of Reputation: Certification Contests, Legitimation, and the Survival of Organizations in the American Automobile Industry: 1895–1912’, Strategic Management Journal, 15, S1, 1994, 29-44.

34. P. A. Gompers, ‘Grandstanding in the Venture Capital Industry’, Journal of Financial Economics, 42, 1, 1996, 133-156.

35. C. E. Carroll and M. McCombs, ‘Agenda-Setting Effects of Business News on the Public’s Images and Opinions of Major Corporations’, Corporate Reputation Review, 6, 1, 2003, 36-46.

36. V. P. Rindova, A. P. Petkova and S. Kotha, ‘Standing Out: How New Firms in Emerging Markets Build Reputation in the Media’, Strategic Organization, 5, 1, 2007, 31-70.

37. M. Sauder and R. Lancaster, ‘Do Rankings Matter? The Effects of US News & World Report Rankings on the Admissions Process of Law Schools’, Law & Society Review, 40, 1, 2006, 105-134.


38. K. D. Elsbach and R. M. Kramer, ‘Members' Responses to Organizational Identity Threats: Encountering and Countering the Business Week Rankings’, Administrative Science Quarterly, 41, 1996, 442-476.

39. L. L. Martins, ‘A Model of the Effects of Reputational Rankings on Organizational Change’, Organization Science, 16, 2005, 701-720.

40. W. N. Espeland and M. Sauder, ‘Rankings and Reactivity: How Public Measures Recreate Social Worlds’, American Journal of Sociology, 113, 1, 2007, 1-40.


41. W. Raub and J. Weesie, 'Reputation and Efficiency in Social Interactions: An Example of Network Effects', American Journal of Sociology, 96, 1990, 626-654.

42. M. L. Barnett, ‘Stakeholder Influence Capacity and the Variability of Financial Returns to Corporate Social Responsibility’, Academy of Management Review, 32, 3, 2007, 794-816.

43. M. L. Barnett, ‘Why Stakeholders Ignore Firm Misconduct: A Cognitive View’, Journal of Management, 40, 3, 2014, 676–702.

44. M. L. Barnett and A. A. King, ‘Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: A Longitudinal Analysis of an Industry Self-Regulatory Institution’, Academy of Management Journal, 51, 6, 2008, 1150-1170.

45. M. L. Barnett, ‘Finding a Working Balance Between Competitive and Communal Strategies’, Journal of Management Studies, 43, 8, 2006, 1753-1773.

46. K. D. Elsbach, ‘Managing Organizational Legitimacy in the California Cattle Industry: The Construction and Effectiveness of Verbal Accounts’, Administrative Science Quarterly, 39, 1994, 57-88.

47. A. Zavyalova, M. D. Pfarrer, R. K. Reger and D. L. Shapiro, ‘Managing the Message: The Effects of Firm Actions and Industry Spillovers on Media Coverage Following Wrongdoing’, Academy of Management Journal, 55, 5, 2012, 1079-1101.

48. G. H. Jones, B. H. Jones and P. Little, ‘Reputation as Reservoir: Buffering Against Loss in Times of Economic Crisis’, Corporate Reputation Review, 3, 2000, 21-29.

49. M. Rhee and M. E. Valdez, ‘Contextual Factors Surrounding Reputation Damage with Potential Implications for Reputation Repair’, Academy of Management Review, 34, 2009, 146-168.

50. P. M. Pursey, A. R. Huegens, C. B. M. Van Riel and F. A. J. van den Bosch, ‘Reputation Management Capabilities as Decision Rules’, Journal of Management Studies, 41, 2004, 1349-1377.

51. C. J. Fombrun and V. P. Rindova, ‘The Road to Transparency: Reputation Management at Royal Dutch/Shell’, in M. Schultz, M. J. Hatch and M. H. Larsen (eds.), The Expressive Organization: Linking Identity, Reputation and the Corporate Brand (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2000), pp. 77-96.

52. J. M. Dukerich and S. M. Carter, ‘Distorted Images and Reputation Repair’, in M. Schultz, M. J. Hatch and M. H. Larsen (eds.), The Expressive Organization: Linking Identity, Reputation and the Corporate Brand (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2000), pp. 97-112.

Volume IV: Competing based on reputation




53. C. J. Fombrun, N. A. Gardberg and M. L. Barnett, ‘Opportunity Platforms and Safety Nets: Corporate Citizenship and Reputational Risk’, Business and Society Review, 105, 1, 2000, 85-106.

54. D. B. Turban and D. W. Greening, ‘Corporate Social Performance and Organizational Attractiveness to Prospective Employees’, Academy of Management Journal, 40, 3, 1997, 658-672.

55. M. J. Dollinger, P. A. Golden and T. Saxton, ‘The Effect of Reputation on the Decision to Joint Venture’, Strategic Management Journal, 18, 2, 1997, 127-140.

56. N. A. Gardberg and C. J. Fombrun, ‘Corporate Citizenship: Creating Intangible Assets Across Institutional Environments’, Academy of Management Review, 31, 2, 2006, 329-346.

57. M. L. Barnett and R. M. Salomon, ‘Does it Pay to be Really Good? Addressing the Shape of the Relationship Between Social and Financial Performance’, Strategic Management Journal, 33, 11, 2012, 1304-1320.

58. R. Hall, ‘The Strategic Analysis of Intangible Resources’, Strategic Management Journal, 13, 1992, 135-144.

59. C. Fombrun and M. Shanley, ‘What's in a Name? Reputation Building and Corporate Strategy’, Academy of Management Journal, 33,2, 1990, 233-258.

60. V. P. Rindova and C. J. Fombrun, 'Constructing Competitive Advantage: The Role of Firm-Constituent Interactions', Strategic Management Journal, 20, 1999, 691-710.

61. D. K. Basdeo, K. G. Smith, C. M. Grimm, V. P. Rindova and P. J. Derfus, ‘The Impact of Market Actions on Firm Reputation’, Strategic Management Journal, 27, 12, 2006, 1205-1219.

62. M. Rhee and P. R. Haunschild, ‘The Liability of Good Reputation: A Study of Product Recalls in the U.S. Automobile Industry’, Organization Science, 17, 2006, 101-117.

63. G. A. Akerlof, ‘The Market for "Lemons": Quality Uncertainty and the Market Mechanism’, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1970, 84, 3, 488-500.

64. R. Carter and S. Manaster, ‘Initial Public Offerings and Underwriter Reputation’, The Journal of Finance, 45, 4, 1990, 1045-1067.

65. R. B. Carter, F. H. Dark and A. K. Singh, ‘Underwriter Reputation, Initial Returns, and the Long‐Run Performance of IPO Stocks’, The Journal of Finance, 53, 1, 1998, 285-311.

66. R. Wilson, ‘Reputation in Games and Markets’, in Alvin E. Roth (ed.), Game Theoretic Models of Bargaining (London: Cambridge University Press, 1985), pp. 27-62.

67. T. G. Pollock, ‘The Benefits and Costs of Underwriters' Social Capital in the U.S. Initial Public Offerings Market’, Strategic Organization, 2, 4, 2004, 357-388.

68. G. Love and M. Kraatz, ‘Character, Conformity, or the Bottom Line? How and Why Downsizing Affected Corporate Reputation’, Academy of Management Journal, 52, 2, 2009, 314-335.

69. B. A. Benjamin and J. M. Podolny, ‘Status, Quality, and Social Order in the California Wine Industry’, Administrative Science Quarterly, 44, 3, 1999, 563-589.

70. D. Dimov, D. A. Shepherd and K. M. Sutcliffe, ‘Requisite Expertise, Firm Reputation, and Status in Venture Capital Investment Allocation Decisions’, Journal of Business Venturing, 22, 4, 2007, 481-502.



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