ERIC Number: EJ532349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Members' Responses to Organizational Identity Threats: Encountering and Countering the "Business Week" Ratings.
Elsbach, Kimberly D.; Kramer, Roderick M.
Administrative Science Quarterly, v41 n3 p442-76 Sep 1996
Describes how members from 8 "top-20" business schools responded to the 1992 "Business Week" survey rankings of U.S. business schools. Rankings posed a two-pronged threat by challenging perceptions of highly valued, core-identity school attributes and beliefs about their schools' relative standing. Members responded by employing categorization tactics emphasizing their schools' favorable characteristics. (68 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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