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Business School

Junior Research Fellow



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BibTex format

author = {Otner, SMG},
doi = {10.1177/1056492617737703},
journal = {Journal of Management Inquiry},
pages = {359--361},
title = {Older, but wiser? “The Matthew Effect” at 50: introduction to the Dialog},
url = {},
volume = {27},
year = {2018}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Merton’s famous essay on recognition and rewards in scientific careers, “The Matthew Effect in Science”, has reached middleage. This Dialog reflects on established research that separates the origins and the consequences of status, and recentcontributions regarding the constraints of status advantages. In doing so, this collection responds to a growing scholarlydebate about the returns to high status. The authors engage with Merton’s cumulative status advantage, and go further toidentify downsides of increased recognition both for individuals and for the status system itself. The six articles in this Dialogevaluate the progress made towards Merton’s proposed research agenda and highlight opportunities for its extension.
AU - Otner,SMG
DO - 10.1177/1056492617737703
EP - 361
PY - 2018///
SN - 1056-4926
SP - 359
TI - Older, but wiser? “The Matthew Effect” at 50: introduction to the Dialog
T2 - Journal of Management Inquiry
UR -
UR -
VL - 27
ER -