Sub-theme 26: Constructing Categories: Meaning and Framing in Organizational Fields

Peer C. Fiss, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Mark T. Kennedy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Joeri Mol, University of Melbourne, Australia
Session I: Thursday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:45, H-E43
Categorization and Cognition
Chair: Joeri Mol, Mark Kennedy and Peer C. Fiss
Joep Cornelissen and Mirjam Werner
Framing and categorization in sensemaking and institutional persistence and change
Ralitza Nikolaeva
Interorganizational imitation through the lens of cognitive frames
Sarah Kaplan and Keyvan Vakili
Patterns in the emergence of nanotechnology: The case of fullerenes
Discussant: Stefan Jonsson
Session II: Thursday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30, H-E43
Markets and Valuation
Chair: Mark Kennedy
Isabelle Huault and Hélène Rainelli
Transforming financial OTC markets. Struggles around categories
Juliane Reinecke and Shahzad (Shaz) Ansari
The politics of values and value creation
R. Daniel Wadhwani and Mukti Khaire
Height taken but worth unknown: Valuation as an institutional process
Discussant: Joep Cornelissen
Session III: Thursday, July 07, 16:00 to 17:30, H-E43
Construction Mechanisms
Chair: Peer C. Fiss
Florian Überbacher and Claus D. Jacobs
Overcoming liability of newness through socialization: How legitimation strategies of a new venture evolve
Corentin Curchod and Nicolas Neysen
Categorization process and the dynamics of centralized markets: Micro-macro confrontation and alignment
Sophie Mützel
Newness and collaborative category construction from stories
Discussant: Mukti Khaire
Session IV: Friday, July 08, 09:00 to 11:00, H-E43
Category Membership and Identity
Chair: Mark Kennedy
Lionel Paolella and Rodolphe Durand
Audience attention and the evaluation of multiple category memberships
Soorjith Illickal Karthikeyan and Filippo Carlo Wezel
Logic of evaluation and intrinsic appeal: Identity claims and audience attention to British political parties, 1950–2005
Michel Lander, Hans van Oosterhout and Pursey P.M.A.R. Heugens
Organizational forms and professional service firm outcomes: A set-theoretic
Discussant: Candace Jones
Session V: Friday, July 08, 14:00 to 16:00, H-E43
Audiences, Critics and Status
Chair: Joeri Mol
Daniela Lup
Whose performance? Status hierarchies in mediated markets
Christina Ahmadjian
Framing from afar: The role of external agents in category construction
Candace Jones, Massimo Maoret, Felipe Gorenstein Massa and Silviya Svejenova
Rebels with a cause: Formation, contestation and expansion of the de novo category "Modern Architecture", 1870–1975
Discussant: Sophie Mützel
Session VI: Saturday, July 09, 09:00 to 10:30, H-E43
Movements and Networks
Chair: Mark Kennedy
Achim Oberg, Gili Drori and Giuseppe Delmestri
The impact of network position on an organization's fit into a category: The case of university favicons
Simone Schiller-Merkens
Do movements matter to market formation? The role of social movements in the social construction of a new product category
Discussant: Sarah Kaplan
Session VII: Saturday, July 09, 11:00 to 12:30, H-E43
Logics, Meaning, and Change
Chair: Joeri Mol
Ileana Stigliani and Bruce Tether
Building a new field: How an emerging category becomes meaningful and legitimate – The case of service design
Shilo Hills, Maxim Voronov, Dirk de Clercq and C.R. (Bob) Hinings
History is written by those who need it – Theorizing fine winemaking in Ontario
Stefan Arora-Jonsson and Jesper Edman
Linking categories, identities and practices in institutional change: Shifting transformation paths in the Japanese banking industry
Discussant: Rodolphe Durand