Article: Crossing a categorical boundary: the implications of switching from non-kosher wine production in the Israeli wine market[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: With growing interest in the penalties associated with straddling market categories, it is important to develop a stock of evidence about the relative importance of consideration and valuation penalties in different empirical settings. In this chapter, we isolate the possible adverse implications for currently kosher Israeli wine producers that were established as non-kosher producers. Our analysis suggests that crossing the kosher categorical boundary exposes these producers to experience-based penalties that are reflected in lower product quality ratings. However, we find no evidence of additional penalties associated either with consideration (i.e., market access) or with the possession of a convoluted organizational identity.Research in the Sociology of Organizations. 12/2010; 31:153-173.
Tal Simons, Paul Ingram[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: This paper analyzes the founding rates of two types of Jewish agricultural cooperatives, the moshav and the kibbutz, to show how political ideology intersects with resource requirements to produce competition and mutualism between organizations. These two populations, which share ideology and a resource base, competed with each other. They both enjoyed mutualism with the population of credit cooperatives, which represented a kindred ideology, but relied on different resources. They both suffered competition from the population of corporations, which represented a rival ideology, capitalism. Copyright 2004, Oxford University Press.Industrial and Corporate Change 01/2004; 13(1):33-59. · 1.37 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: [discusses] intergroup dynamics that occur within larger organizational units / question of interest is how changes in the relative sizes of subgroups affect the relationships between the subgroups / social contact theories predict that relationships should improve as a minority subgroup increases in size, but competition theories predict the opposite / predictions from these 2 perspectives are tested by analyzing the changing proportions of women faculty members in sociology departments from the late 1970s through the late 1980s (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)10/1995;
Article: Recruiting through advertising or employee referrals: Costs, yields, and the effects of geographic focus
Pamela S. Tolbert, Tal Simons[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Working at home is often claimed to adversely affect employees' career progress, presumably because supervisors are inclined to negatively evaluate the performance of employees whose activities are not available to frequent observation. However, such claims are usually based on studies of supervisors' attitudes, not on direct evidence of the achievements of employees who work at home. This research examines the impact of working at home on career outcomes, by comparing a variety of measures of achievement by professional employees who work at home with those of similar employees who do not. The findings contradict the common argument that working at home is associated with career costs. The implications for further research and practice are discussed.CAHRS Working Paper Series.