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Academy of Management Review

About: Academy of Management Review is an academic journal. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Organizational behavior & Strategic planning. It has an ISSN identifier of 0363-7425. Over the lifetime, 2654 publication(s) have been published receiving 985580 citation(s). The journal is also known as: The Academy of Management review. more


Journal ArticleDOI: 10.5465/AMR.1989.4308385
Kathleen M. Eisenhardt1Institutions (1)
Abstract: �Traditional, hierarchical views of leadership are less and less useful given the complexities of our modern world. Leadership theory must transition to new perspectives that account for the complex adaptive needs of organizations. In this paper, we propose that leadership (as opposed to leaders) can be seen as a complex dynamic process that emerges in the interactive “spaces between” people and ideas. That is, leadership is a dynamic that transcends the capabilities of individuals alone; it is the product of interaction, tension, and exchange rules governing changes in perceptions and understanding. We label this a dynamic of adaptive leadership, and we show how this dynamic provides important insights about the nature of leadership and its outcomes in organizational fields. We define a leadership event as a perceived segment of action whose meaning is created by the interactions of actors involved in producing it, and we present a set of innovative methods for capturing and analyzing these contextually driven processes. We provide theoretical and practical implications of these ideas for organizational behavior and organization and management theory. more

Topics: Organizational behavior (51%)

22,211 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.5465/AMR.1995.9508080335
Abstract: Scholars in various disciplines have considered the causes, nature, and effects of trust. Prior approaches to studying trust are considered, including characteristics of the trustor, the trustee, and the role of risk. A definition of trust and a model of its antecedents and outcomes are presented, which integrate research from multiple disciplines and differentiate trust from similar constructs. Several research propositions based on the model are presented. more

Topics: Position of trust (62%), Express trust (61%)

15,193 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.5465/AMR.1998.533225
Janine Nahapiet1, Sumantra Ghoshal2Institutions (2)
Abstract: Scholars of the theory of the firm have begun to emphasize the sources and conditions of what has been described as “the organizational advantage,” rather than focus on the causes and consequences of market failure. Typically, researchers see such organizational advantage as accruing from the particular capabilities organizations have for creating and sharing knowledge. In this article we seek to contribute to this body of work by developing the following arguments: (1) social capital facilitates the creation of new intellectual capital; (2) organizations, as institutional settings, are conducive to the development of high levels of social capital; and (3) it is because of their more dense social capital that firms, within certain limits, have an advantage over markets in creating and sharing intellectual capital. We present a model that incorporates this overall argument in the form of a series of hypothesized relationships between different dimensions of social capital and the main mechanisms and proces... more

Topics: Organizational capital (72%), Individual capital (72%), Structural capital (70%) more

14,279 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.5465/AMR.1995.9508080331
Mark C. Suchman1Institutions (1)
Abstract: This article synthesizes the large but diverse literature on organizational legitimacy, highlighting similarities and disparities among the leading strategic and institutional approaches. The analysis identifies three primary forms of legitimacy: pragmatic, based on audience self-interest; moral, based on normative approval: and cognitive, based on comprehensibility and taken-for-grantedness. The article then examines strategies for gaining, maintaining, and repairing legitimacy of each type, suggesting both the promises and the pitfalls of such instrumental manipulations. more

Topics: Legitimacy (56%), Strategic planning (53%), Institutional theory (52%) more

11,983 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.5465/AMR.1998.1255632
Jeffrey H. Dyer1, Harbir Singh1Institutions (1)
Abstract: In this article we offer a view that suggests that a firm's critical resources may span firm boundaries and may be embedded in interfirm resources and routines. We argue that an increasingly important unit of analysis for understanding competitive advantage is the relationship between firms and identify four potential sources of interorganizational competitive advantage: (1) relation-specific assets, (2) knowledge-sharing routines, (3) complementary resources/capabilities, and (4) effective governance. We examine each of these potential sources of rent in detail, identifying key subprocesses, and also discuss the isolating mechanisms that serve to preserve relational rents. Finally, we discuss how the relational view may offer normative prescriptions for firm-level strategies that contradict the prescriptions offered by those with a resource-based view or industry structure view. more

Topics: Relational view (67%), Competitive advantage (61%), Relational capital (51%) more

10,789 Citations

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Jay B. Barney

17 papers, 8.7K citations

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Donald C. Hambrick

8 papers, 1.7K citations

Joseph T. Mahoney

8 papers, 629 citations

Michael A. Hitt

7 papers, 4.2K citations

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