GRADES OF MEMBERSHIP AND LEGITIMACY SPILLOVERS: FOREIGN BANKS IN SHANGHAI, 1847-1935
Academy of Management Journal, 2009.
In this study, we formulated and tested a theory about how heterogeneity among subpopulations affects the degree to which organizations in these subpopulations contribute to and benefit from the overall population's legitimacy. Historical data on banking in Shanghai were used. Firms in subpopulations with a higher "grade of membership" we...More
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