Institutional-Political Scenarios for Anthropocene Society

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Andrew J. Hoffman of the University of Michigan and P. Devereaux Jennings of University of Alberta. They recently published an article in Business & Society entitled "Institutional-Political Scenarios for Anthropocene Society," which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, they reflect on the impact and innovations of this research:] We … Continue reading Institutional-Political Scenarios for Anthropocene Society

#OSEditorPicks: Moving Institutional Logics Forward: Emotion and Meaningful Material Practice. Organization Studies

[We are pleased to welcome Trish Reay, Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies.] In the #OSEditorPicks for November, Moving Institutional Logics Forward: Emotion and Meaningful Material Practice. Organization Studies, Roger Friedland writes about institutions and emotions. If you are engaged with the literature on institutional logics, here is a new article that you really need to read. As part … Continue reading #OSEditorPicks: Moving Institutional Logics Forward: Emotion and Meaningful Material Practice. Organization Studies

#OSEditorPicks: Behind Smoke and Mirrors: A Political Approach to Decoupling

[We are pleased to welcome Trish Reay, Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies.] In the #OSEditorPicks for August, Behind Smoke and Mirrors: A Political Approach to Decoupling, Anja Kern, Aziza Laguecir, and Bernard Leca respond to calls for more attention to power and politics within institutional theory. They conducted an in-depth study of policy implementation by a Regional Health Authority … Continue reading #OSEditorPicks: Behind Smoke and Mirrors: A Political Approach to Decoupling

Identity and Entrepreneurship in California’s Medical Cannabis Industry

California's medical cannabis industry operates in a legal gray area--while state law allows for the operation of medical marijuana dispensaries, federal laws still list cannabis as a Schedule 1 controlled substance. As a result of the complex legal context, the medical cannabis industry stands as a unique underground market in California, defined by an attitude of defiance … Continue reading Identity and Entrepreneurship in California’s Medical Cannabis Industry

Grappa: A Radical Success Story

There was a time not too long ago when grappa, the popular Italian grape-based brandy, was considered a poor man's drink. During the 1970s, grappa's status was a sharp contrast to comparable foreign spirits, like cognac and whisky, both of which were considered higher quality alcohols. And yet, toward the end of the 1970s, perceptions of grappa … Continue reading Grappa: A Radical Success Story

The September Issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is Now Online!

The September issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is now available and can be read online for free for the next 30 days. This issue offers a range of astute articles on organizational studies as well as insightful book reviews. The lead article entitled "Place and Institutional Work: Creating Housing for the Hard-to-house" was authored by … Continue reading The September Issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is Now Online!

Property Rights Design and Market Process

"Property Rights Design and Market Process: Implications for Market Theory, Marketing Theory, and S-D Logic" was recently published in Online First in Journal of Macromarketing by Michaela Haase and Michael Kleinaltenkamp, both of Freie Universitat. Professor Kleinaltenkamp discusses the article below. Who is the target audience for this article? Scholars interested in the fields of marketing theory and market theory; … Continue reading Property Rights Design and Market Process