Exploring the links between reputation and fame: evidence from French contemporary architecture
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Boutinot, A., Joly, I., Mangematin, V., & Ansari, S. (2017). Exploring the links between reputation and fame: evidence from French contemporary architecture. Organization Studies, 38 (10), 1397-1420. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840616670433
Why do some organizations become famous? We argue that fame results from a conjunction of several audience-specific reputations. Expert reputation (i.e., reputation among members of a knowledgeable group, such as a cultural elite or critics) acts as a mediator for achieving fame for organizations held in esteem by their peers and clients. Based on a unique database of 103 architecture companies in France, our analysis uses structural equation modelling (SEM) combined with mediation effects to reveal that expert reputation can lead to fame by mediating peer and client reputations. We contribute by explaining why only some organizations already reputed among peers and clients become famous in society at large.
architecture, creative industries, fame, mediation, reputation, selection-system theory, structural equation model
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840616670433
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/260256