Organizational Crises and Reactions from a Legitimacy Perspective - Results from Two Multiple-case Studies

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Heiko Breitsohl;
  • Publisher: University of Wuppertal, Schumpeter School of Business and Economics Wuppertal
  • Subject: Organizational crises, legitimacy, impression management, case study | Organisation | Organisatorischer Wandel | Krisenmanagement
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Organizational crises can be conceptualized as interactions between organizations and stake-holders around the breach and reestablishment of common norms and social codes, i.e. per-ceptions of legitimacy. This paper contributes to the understanding of organizational cri... View more
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