中国人民大学课程研修班老师介绍，商学院将于11月7日举办组织与人力资源系学术讲座：A Positional View of Firms’ Reactions to Rankings: Rank Categories and Firm Actions Induced by Category Boundaries。希望广大学生及在职人士积极参与。
讲座题目：A Positional View of Firms’ Reactions to Rankings: Rank Categories and Firm Actions Induced by Category Boundaries
To understand organizations’ reactions to popular rankings, this study elaborates a positional view that an organization’s ranking position motivates its reactions. An organization’s ranking position is jointly defined by its rank category (i.e., top, middle, bottom) and its closeness to the boundaries of its rank category. Reactions to rankings are likely to be induced by the boundaries of rank categories, i.e., organizations ranked closer to the boundaries of their rank categories are more motivated to either climb into a higher rank category or avoid falling into a lower rank category. Through examining firms’ CSR investments as reactions to Fortune Magazine’s Most Admired Companies ranking, the analysis supports the positional view. Firms ranked closer to the boundaries of their respective rank categories are more motivated to make CSR investments, especially when they are larger and thus have more resources devoted to CSR and when the ranking itself is more unstable. The effect of ranking positions is also distinct across different rank categories. Firms in both top and bottom rank categories are primarily driven by the lower boundary of their respective rank categories, whereas firms in the middle rank category are oriented towards both the upper and the lower boundary.
黄智现任肯塔基大学盖顿商学院管理学系副教授，此前曾任教于香港科技大学商学院管理学系。黄智教授从波士顿学院卡罗商学院组织管理学系获得博士学位，他的研究主要从认知心理学的角度看社会结构(包括社会地位结构，权力结构，社会网络结构，制度结构)怎么影响组织，团队和个人，研究成果发表在Academy of Management Journal，Organization Science，Strategic Management Journal等期刊。