Sub-theme 09: Dynamics of Legitimacy and Reputation in Practice

Peter Kjær, Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Jennifer Bartlett, School of Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Josef Pallas, Dept. of Business Studies & Dept. of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University, Sweden
Session I: Thursday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:45, S-K002
Organizing Issues & Principles
Chair: Peter Kjær
Arild Wæraas and Hogne Lerøy Sataøen
The trade-offs between difference and similarity: Building reputation in an institutionalized field
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Andrew Brown
Juha Laurila
The constellations of symbols and practices in the obtaining of institutional legitimacy
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Heiko Breitsohl
Maria Grafström, Pernilla Karlberg and Karolina Windell
Constructing legitimacy through media – The case of the Swedish Red Cross
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Vasiliki Baka and Susan Scott
Session II: Thursday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30, S-K002
Structures, Merges and Alliances
Chair: Jennifer Bartlett
Rajesh Kumar
The emotional underpinnings of legitimacy in strategic alliances
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Amélie Boutinot and Vincent Mangematin
Janne Tienari, Hanna-Mari Aula and Eero Vaara
"Where is the new Nokia?" Image and identity in a university merger
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Julie Bastinanutti
Duncan Wigan and Robson Rocha
Greed is good: Legitimacy to enactment, a private equity LBO in Denmark
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Maria Blomgren, Tina Hedmo and Caroline Waks
Session III: Thursday, July 07, 16:00 to 17:30, S-K002
Chair: Josef Pallas
Christian Voegtlin and Ina Maria Kaufmann
Leading towards legitimacy: Emphasizing the role of responsible leadership in global business
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Rodolphe Durand and Jean Philippe Vergne
Yuliya Snihur
Organizational identity dynamics: Definitions and consequences
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Claudia Dossena
Andrew Brown and Sammy Toyoki
Legitimacy and identity work: A case study of Helsinki prison
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Arild Wæraas
Session IV: Friday, July 08, 09:00 to 11:00, S-K002
Legitimating Strategies
Chair: Peter Kjær
Laura Illia and Karan Sonpar
Preempting attacks on legitimacy: A study of the biometrics industry (1997–2006)
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Janne Tienari, Hanna-Mari Aula and Eero Vaara
Rebeca Méndez-Durón
Does the allocation of intellectual assets affect the organization's reputation?
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Yuliya Snihur
Maria Blomgren, Tina Hedmo and Caroline Waks
Being special in an ordinary way: Swedish healthcare units' strategic web communication
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Rajesh Kumar
Session V: Friday, July 08, 14:00 to 16:00, S-K002
Communication Actors & Channels
Chair: Jennifer Bartlett
Vasiliki Baka and Susan Scott
The circle of (il)legitimacy and a revised agenda for reputation management in the era of social media
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Juha Laurila
Rodolphe Durand and Jean Philippe Vergne
The categorical alternative: Global defense contractors and the stigmatization dilemma
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Rebeca Méndez-Durón
Barbara Slavich and Fabrizio Castellucci
The moderating effect of categories conformity on status transfer
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Sungchul Noh
Claudia Dossena
Legitimacy and reputation within the web: An empirical experience
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Barbara Slavich
Session VI: Saturday, July 09, 09:00 to 10:30, S-K002
Reputation Dynamics
Chair: Josef Pallas
Amélie Boutinot, Iragael Joly and Vincent Mangematin
Reputational dynamics in creative industries: The case of French architects
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Juli Rijpens
Julie Bastianutti
The strategic dynamics of non-market reputation within a global industry: The case of the cement industry
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Laura Illia and Karan Sonpar
Session VII: Saturday, July 09, 11:00 to 12:30, S-K002
Legitimacy Defence & Repair
Chair: Peter Kjær, Jennifer Bartlett & Josef Pallas
Heiko Breitsohl
Protecting the organization against legitimacy threats – Can Corporate Social Responsibility create a buffer?
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Dominik Breitinger and Jean Philippe Bonardi
Julie Rijpens
Legitimacy in social enterprises: Is it also a question of governance?
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Robson Rocha and Duncan Wiggan
Sung-Chul Noh
We are in the same boat: Repairing legitimacy after corporate scandal
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Christian Voegtlin and Ina Maria Kaufmann