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1 Jun 1986

Outcomes of Autonomous Workgroups: A Long-Term Field Experiment
Toby D. Wall, Nigel J. Kemp, Paul R. Jackson, and Chris W. Clegg
AMJ 1986; 29: 280-304. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Jun 1987

Organization-Client Transactions and Organizational Governance Structures
Gareth R. Jones
AMJ 1987; 30: 197-218. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Sep 1988

Untangling the Relationship between Displayed Emotions and Organizational Sales: The Case of Convenience Stores
Robert I. Sutton and Anat Rafaeli
AMJ 1988; 31: 461-487. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Jun 1989

Marking Time: Predictable Transitions in Task Groups
Connie J. G. Gersick
AMJ 1989; 32: 274-309. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Mar 1990

Evolving Interpretations as a Change Unfolds: How Managers Construe Key Organizational Events
Lynn A. Isabella
AMJ 1990; 33: 7-41. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  


1 Sep 1991

Keeping An Eye on the Mirror: Image and Identity In Organizational Adaptation
Jane E. Dutton and Janet M. Dukerich
AMJ 1991; 34: 517-554. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Dec 1992

Determinants of Faculty Pay: an Agency Theory Perspective
Luis R. Gomez-Mejia and David B. Balkin
AMJ 1992; 35: 921-955. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Dec 1993

Fit, Equifinality, and Organizational Effectiveness: A Test of Two Configurational Theories
D. Harold Doty, William H. Glick, and George P. Huber
AMJ 1993; 36: 1196-1250. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Oct 1994

Concealment of Negative Organizational Outcomes: An Agency Theory Perspective
Eric Abrahamson and Choelsoon Park
AMJ 1994; 37: 1302-1334. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Jun 1995

The Impact Of Human Resource Management Practices On Turnover, Productivity, And Corporate Financial Performance
Mark A. Huselid
AMJ 1995; 38: 635-672. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Jun 1996

The Resource-Based View of the Firm in Two Environments: The Hollywood Film Studios From 1936 to 1965
Danny Miller and Jamal Shamsie
AMJ 1996; 39: 519-543. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Oct 1997

Alternative Approaches to the Employee-Organization Relationship: Does Investment in Employees Pay Off?
Anne S. Tsui, Jone L. Pearce, Lyman W. Porter, and Angela M. Tripoli
AMJ 1997; 40: 1089-1121. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Feb 1998

International Expansion Through Start-Up or Acquisition: A Learning Perspective
Harry G. Barkema and Freek Vermeulen
AMJ 1998; 41: 7-26. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Aug 1999

The Role of Competitive Action in Market Share Erosion and Industry Dethronement: A Study of Industry Leaders and Challengers
Walter J. Ferrier, Ken G. Smith, and Curtis M. Grimm
AMJ 1999; 42: 372-388. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Oct 2000

International Expansion by New Venture Firms: International Diversity, Mode of Market Entry, Technological Learning, and Performance
Shaker A. Zahra, R. Duane Ireland, and Michael A. Hitt
AMJ 2000; 43: 925-950. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Apr 2001

A Social Capital Theory of Career Success
Scott E. Seibert, Maria L. Kraimer, and Robert C. Liden
AMJ 2001; 44: 219-237. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Feb 2002

Institutional Change in Large Law Firms: A Resource Dependency and Institutional Perspective
Peter D. Sherer and Kyungmook Lee
AMJ 2002; 45: 102-119. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Jun 2003

Assessing Creativity in Hollywood Pitch Meetings: Evidence for a Dual-Process Model of Creativity Judgments
Kimberly D. Elsbach and Roderick M. Kramer
AMJ 2003; 46: 283-301. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Aug 2004

Knowledge Transfer Through Inheritance: Spin-Out Generation, Development, and Survival
Rajshree Agarwal, Raj Echambadi, April M. Franco, and MB Sarkar
AMJ 2004; 47: 501-522. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Feb 2005

The Nonspread of Innovations: the Mediating Role of Professionals
Ewan Ferlie, Louise Fitzgerald, Martin Wood, and Chris Hawkins
AMJ 2005; 48: 117-134. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Oct 2005

Unbundling the Structure of Inertia: Resource Versus Routine Rigidity
Clark G. Gilbert
AMJ 2005; 48: 741-763. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Feb 2006

Institutional Entrepreneurship In Mature Fields: The Big Five Accounting Firms
Royston Greenwood and Roy Suddaby
AMJ 2006; 49: 27-48. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Jun 2007

Radical Change Accidentally: The Emergence and Amplification of Small Change
Donde Ashmos Plowman, Lakami T. Baker, Tammy E. Beck, Mukta Kulkarni, Stephanie Thomas Solansky, and Deandra Villarreal Travis
AMJ 2007; 50: 515-543. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Dec 2008

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: A Longitudinal Analysis of an Industry Self-Regulatory Institution
Michael L. Barnett and Andrew A. King
AMJ 2008; 51: 1150-1170. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Jun 2009

Caveat Venditor: Trust Asymmetries in Acquisitions of Entrepreneurial Firms
Melissa E. Graebner
AMJ 2009; 52: 435-472. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Apr 2010

An Examination of Whether and How Racial and Gender Biases Influence Customer Satisfaction
David R. Hekman, Karl Aquino, Bradley P. Owens, Terence R. Mitchell, Pauline Schilpzand, and Keith Leavitt
AMJ 2010; 53: 238-264. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Jun 2011

Implicit Voice Theories: Taken-for-Granted Rules of Self-Censorship at Work
James R. Detert and Amy C. Edmondson
AMJ 2011; 54: 461-488. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Aug 2012

From Practice to Field: A Multilevel Model of Practice-Driven Institutional Change
Michael Smets, Tim Morris, and Royston Greenwood
AMJ 2012; 55: 877-904. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Dec 2013

The Costs of Ambient Cultural Disharmony: Indirect Intercultural Conflicts in Social Environment Undermine Creativity
Roy Y. J. Chua
AMJ 2013; 56: 1545-1577. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Feb 2014

On Melting Summits: The Limitations of Field-Configuring Events as Catalysts of Change in Transnational Climate Policy
Elke Schüssler, Charles-Clemens Rüling, and Bettina B. F. Wittneben
AMJ 2014; 57: 140-171. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Feb 2015

Professional Image Maintenance: How Women Navigate Pregnancy in the Workplace
Laura M. Little, Virginia Smith Major, Amanda S. Hinojosa, and Debra L. Nelson
AMJ 2015; 58: 8-37. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]  

1 Dec 2016

Some Things Can Never Be Unseen: The Role of Context in Psychological Injury at War
Mark de Rond and Jaco Lok
AMJ 2016; 59: 1965-1993. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]

11 Jul 2017

Networks, Technology, and Entrepreneurship:
A Field Quasi-experiment among Women in Rural India

Viswanath Venkatesh, Jason D. Shaw, Tracy Ann Sykes, Samuel Fosso Wamba, and Mary Macharia
AMJ 2017; 60: 1709–1740. [Abstract] [Full text] [PDF]

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