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Elmerald Citations of Excellence 201630 May 2016
We are proud to announce that two papers whose co-authors are members of the HEC Paris SnO Center have been awarded Citations of Excellence 2016 by Emerald Group Publishing.
=> Margaret Peteraf (Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth), Giada Di Stefano (HEC Paris) and Verona (Bocconi University) in 2013 for "The elephant in the room of dynamic capabilities: Bringing two diverging conversations together ", Strategic Management Journal, 34(12), 1389-1410.
A critical issue has been absent from the conversation on dynamic capabilities: the two seminal papers represent not only different but contradictory understandings of the construct's core elements. Here, we explore the reasons for this, using author cocitation analysis to inform our analysis. Our findings suggest that the field is being socially constructed on the basis of two separate domains of knowledge and that underlying structural impediments have impeded dialog across the domains. In light of this evidence, then, we take up the challenge to find a solution to this dilemma. By employing a contingency-based approach, we show that there are ways to unify the field that rely, paradoxically, on integrating the two contradictory views, while still preserving the assumptions that led to their differences.
=> Rodolphe Durand (HEC Paris) and Lionel Paolella (Cambridge judge Business School) in 2013 for "Category stretching: Reorienting research on categories in strategy, entrepreneurship, and organization theory" , Journal of Management Studies, 50(6), 1100-1123.
We advocate for more tolerance in the manner we collectively address categories and categorization in our research. Drawing on the prototype view, organizational scholars have provided a ‘disciplining’ framework to explain how category membership shapes, impacts, and limits organizational success. By stretching the existing straightjacket of scholarship on categories, we point to other useful conceptualizations of categories – i.e. the causal-model and the goal-based approaches of categorization – and propose that depending on situational circumstances, and beyond a disciplining exercise, categories involve a cognitive test of congruence and a goal satisfying calculus. Unsettling the current consensus about categorical imperatives and market discipline, we suggest also that audiences may tolerate more often than previously thought organizations that blend, span, and stretch categories. We derive implications for research about multi-category membership and mediation in markets, and suggest ways in which work on the theme of categories in the strategy, entrepreneurship, and managerial cognition literatures can be enriched.
Each year Emerald Group Publishing awards certificates to highly cited papers relating to the areas of Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Economics and Marketing – subjects in which Emerald itself has proudly published journals for nearly 50 years.
The selection process made by its own editorial experts is based initially on the citations being given to papers published in a previous year (in this case 2013), but their judging panel also take into account the content of the papers themselves in terms of novelty, inter-disciplinary interest and relevancy in today’s world. While high academic and research standards are a pre-requisite, these selections are of course ultimately subjective, but they are also a reflection of the high quality of work published in 2013.
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