Imperial College London

DrSarahOtner

Business School

Junior Research Fellow
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 2683s.otner

 
 
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Location

 

288aBusiness School BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Otner:2018:10.1177/1056492617737711,
author = {Otner, SMG},
doi = {10.1177/1056492617737711},
journal = {Journal of Management Inquiry},
pages = {374--377},
title = {Near-winners in status competitions: neglected sources of dynamism in theMatthew effect},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1056492617737711},
volume = {27},
year = {2018}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - Current research on status hierarchy dynamics focuses on the potential for, and constraints to, individual mobility. Inthis essay, I argue that Merton’s Matthew Effect incorrectly categorizes activity below a status threshold as linear. Thismisspecification calls into question existing models of competitions for social status. I argue for an improved theory of statustournaments as asymmetric, non-binary, and agentic. Through that new perspective, I raise questions for the legitimacy andpower of stratifying institutions.
AU - Otner,SMG
DO - 10.1177/1056492617737711
EP - 377
PY - 2018///
SN - 1056-4926
SP - 374
TI - Near-winners in status competitions: neglected sources of dynamism in theMatthew effect
T2 - Journal of Management Inquiry
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1056492617737711
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/54312
VL - 27
ER -