Sub-theme 65: The Organizational Origins and Consequences of Competition

Nils Brunsson, Uppsala University, Sweden
Raimund Hasse, University of Lucerne, Switzerland
Stefan Arora-Jonsson, Uppsala University, Sweden
Session I: Thursday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, K s54 (ground floor)
The Conceptual Foundations of Competition
Chair: Stefan Arora-Jonsson
Nils Brunsson, Stefan Arora-Jonsson and Raimund Hasse
Competition – A social science view on structural features and behavioural effects
Tobias Werron
Form and types of competition. Using conceptual insights from the sociology of competition for the study of organizational fields
Daniel Sands, Jason Greenberg, Gino Cattani and Joe Porac
In search of plausible competition: The cognitive embeddedness of distinctiveness and the infinite dimensionality of organizations
Session II: Thursday, July 06, 14:00 to 15:30, K s54 (ground floor)
Who is Competing?
Chair: Nils Brunsson
Søren Christensen and Hanne Knudsen
Competition in education: Selection and motivation
Klemens Klein, Hendrik Wilhelm and Sascha Albers
Enemy mine? When and how entrant’s market scope, speed, and irregularity affect incumbent competitive attention
Martina Montauti
From boundaries to barriers: An integrative approach to market structures and competition
Session III: Friday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:30, K s54 (ground floor)
Competing by Comparisons
Chair: Tobias Werron
Soorjith Karthikeyan, Stefan Arora-Jonsson and Filippo Carlo Wezel
Too close for comfort: Competitive identity positioning and differentiation among British political parties in times of declining political ideologies, 1950–2015
Jaekyung Ha, Stine Grodal and Ezra Zuckerman
The inauthenticity in the legitimacy: Trade-offs in firm identities in new market entry
Özge Can
A relational framework of competition: Organizational rivalry shaped around a university ranking
Session IV: Friday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, K s54 (ground floor)
Organizing Competition 1 – Institutions
Chair: Raimund Hasse
Leonhard Dobusch, Konstantin Hondros, Sigrid Quack and Katharina Zangerle
Competition, cooperation and creativity: The role of intellectual property in arts and science
Uwe Wilkesmann
The artificially staged competition between organizations: How football clubs self-organize their competition and the social inequality
Ian Manning
Australian competition policy. Aboriginal land rights and mining
Session V: Friday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30, K s54 (ground floor)
Organizing Competition 2 – Ranking/Rating
Chair: Filippo Carlo Wezel
Henrik Dosdall and Rolf Nichelmann
Competition and attention rules. The rating agencies in the subprime-crisis
Jelena Brankovic, Leopold Ringel and Tobias Werron
How do global rankings shape status competition between universities? A sociological view
Daniel Malter
Status rigidity and competition
Session VI: Saturday, July 08, 09:00 to 10:30, K s54 (ground floor)
Organizing Competition 3 – Technologies
Chair: Katarina Lagerström
Ioanna Constantiou, Attila Marton and Virpi Tuunainen
Digitization and the new dimensions of competition: The case of digital platforms in the sharing economy
Stefan Kirchner and Elke Schüßler
The organization of digital competition. Unmasking the role of platforms as market organizers
Blagoy Blagoev and Georg Schreyögg
Industry patterns and competitive dynamics: Explaining the persistence of extra-long working hours in elite managementconsulting firms
Session VII: Saturday, July 08, 11:00 to 12:30, K s54 (ground floor)
Consequences of Competition
Chair: Stefan Arora-Jonsson
Monika Kackovic, Joop Hartog, Hans Van Ophem and Nachoem Wijnberg
Selection for excellence: A competitive process
Pavlina Jasovska, Hussain G. Rammal, Carl Rhodes and Danielle Logue
Power, competition and strategic responses in the beer industry: How small firms delegitimise large multinational companies