On May 15, my paper with Matthew Grimes — Category Promotion: How B Corporations Respond to the Competing Demands of Standing out and Fitting In — won the 2015 Peoples Choice Award from the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS). This year’s conference was hosted at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management from May 13-15, 2015.
My first publication — Categorization by Association: Nuclear Technology and Emission-Free Electricity — was coauthored with Raghu Garud and Peter Karnøe and appeared in Research in the Sociology of Work, Volume 21: Institutions and Entrepreneurship, edited by Wesley D. Sine and Robert J. David. Other contributors to the volume included W. Richard Scott, Howard Aldrich, Mary Ann Glynn, Candace Jones, Stephen J. Mezias, Theresa K. Lant, Paul Ingram, Chad Navis, Jason Owen-Smith, Paul Ingram, Philippe Monin and others.
The entire volume was reviewed in the latest issue of Administrative Science Quarterly by Klaus Weber of Northwestern University. According to Weber, the eleven chapters “work well as a collection, balancing diversity with a clear sense that the contributors are indeed part of the same conversation.”
Regarding our chapter, Weber writes:
In “Categorization by Association: Nuclear Technology and Emission-free Electricity,” Garud, Gehman, and Karnøe examine entrepreneurial meaning-making. Their study documents changes in the associative meanings of nuclear technology over several decades and provides an account of the agents and material arrangements that influenced this evolution.
Categorization by Association can be downloaded for free at SSRN.