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This thesis examines the role that language plays in labor conflict. Nelson (2003: 449) argues that words are necessary for conflict: words initiate, maintain, elevate, defuse, and can resolve human conflict. My study follows Nelson in an exploration of how language was mobilized during the...
The emerging institutional work perspective implicates agency and action in institutional dynamics in contrast to the traditional organizational institutional approach. In this dissertation, my objective was to explore institutional disrupting work in a mature field with incumbent professions. I...
The project addresses a critical gap in family business research literature, the interactions between owning families and non-family managers, by developing an empirical study of the intentions of these managers to stay employed in family businesses. I develop and test a model of how two manager...
Although resources are central in many organizational theories, we tend to overlook the social processes by which these become defined, infused with value, and made usable by rules. Thus I ask: How has a once legitimate and unquestioned energy source – the Alberta oil sands – become...
When Institutions Bend But Do Not Break: The Institutional Accommodation of Open Access in Scientific PublishingDownload
Over the past two decades, institutional scholars have been fascinated by the processes and mechanisms through which institutions -- the durable socio-cultural structures that “provide meaning and stability to social life” (Scott, 2008: 48)-- change. The literature on institutional change is vast...
What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger: Identity change in a social enterprise facing place-oriented disruptionDownload
In this research, I explore how place-oriented environmental disruptions shape the flow of organizational identity. I studied a social enterprise, Better World (a pseudonym), that faced a place-oriented disruption and fought hard to keep its place. In doing so, the organization emerged as a...
Understanding donor response to donation appeals: the role of deservingness in the dictator game and optimum donation promises in charity auctionsDownload
Marketing research has attempted to shed light on donor responses to a variety of donation appeals and strategies. More recently, research has examined the effect of changing the content of an appeal in both a donation solicitation and a cause-related marketing context. Some charities are...
Two Essays on Firm's Marketing Strategy: Auction Overlap Decision of Online Auctioneers and Product Positioning of Disadvantaged FirmsDownload
Essay 1: Optimal Seller Strategy in Overlapping Auctions Overlapping auctions for identical products are commonly observed on auction websites. Such an on-line setting for competitive auctions changes the consumers’ bidding behaviours. Bidders are able to forward-look, cross-bid and learn during...
Trading patterns in US financial markets have undergone significant changes in the past two decades. Using a 21-year (1993-2013) sample of intraday data, this thesis documents the ways in which the size distribution of trades—that is, the distribution of trades based on their dollar value—has...