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Reputation Symposium 2012

The Centre for Corporate Reputation was delighted to host its third Reputation Symposium in September 2012. Reputation scholars from across the globe gathered in Oxford along with some of the Centre’s International Research Fellows, Visiting Fellows and Centre staff.

The Symposium was held at Merton College in Oxford, where guests attended dinner to mark the opening of the event, and to congratulate the winners of the Centre’s annual awards. This year’s award for Best Published Paper was made to Yuri Mishina, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour/Strategy, Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London; Emily S. Block, Assistant Professor, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame; and Michael J. Mannor, Assistant Professor, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame; for their Strategic Management Journal paper entitled: “The Path Dependence of Organizational Reputation: How Social Judgment Influences Assessments of Capability and Character.” The award for Best Dissertation was jointly awarded to M. Abrahim Soleimani of Eastern Washington University, for the dissertation titled “Essays on Corporate Reputation: Antecedents and Consequences”, and to Dominik Breitinger of HEC Lausanne for the dissertation titled “Global Challenges For Global Companies: A Trilogy of Essays on Anti-Firm Activism, Reputational Damage and Political Responsibility.”

The Symposium was opened and chaired by the Centre’s Visiting Professor, David Whetten, Jack Wheatley Professor of Organisational Studies at Brigham Young University. The Centre would also like to formally thank our International Research Fellows: Ronald Burt, Roland Rust, Violina Rindova, Timothy Pollock, William Wilhelm and, CCR Programme Director, Alan Morrison for drawing together the exciting programme of invited speakers across the event’s three presentation tracks of: Sociology/Marketing, Strategy/OT and Finance/Economics.