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Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation

Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation

2012 award winners

The Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation annual awards for Best Published Paper and Best  Dissertation were announced at the Centre's Reputation Symposium 2013.

This year's award for Best Published Paper went to Jean-Philippe Vergne, Assistant Professor of Strategy, Ivey Business School, Western University, for 'Stigmatized categories and public disapproval of organizations: A mixed-methods study of the global arms industry, 1996-2007' published in the Academy of Management Journal (2012, 55:5, 1027-52). This is a qualitative and quantitative work that draws on categorisation and stigmatisation literature to predict the number of negative social evaluations received by firms.

The award for Best Dissertation went to Anastasiya Zavyalova, Assistant Professor, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University, for 'The benefits and burdens of high reputation during disruptions: The role of media reputation, organizational identification, and disruption type' develops a theoretical framework for exploring the role that the media reputations of organizations play in stakeholder reactions to disruptive events, and examines empirically whether high levels of organisational reputation have different connotations for different stakeholder groups.