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Cauterising trial by fire: Observers' interpretations of organisational failure

Amankwah-Amoah, J. (2013) Cauterising trial by fire: Observers' interpretations of organisational failure. Journal of General Management, 38 (3). pp. 51-72. ISSN 0306-3070. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:57794)

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Abstract

This article integrates attribution and social judgement theories to develop a stage model of observers' interpretations of the consequences of organisational failure. The contention is that observers' interpretation following such events encompasses sense-making, identifying the locus of causality, identifying the actors and their attributes, and then making an attribution leading to either competitive or contagion effects. This model weaves together these two competing effects to articulate the mechanisms through which observers construe organisational failure as a cauterising trial by fire, which either stigmatises or strengthens individuals and organisations after the event. © 2013 The Braybrooke Press Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Joseph Amankwah-Amoah
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2016 15:50 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 15:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57794 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Amankwah-Amoah, J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0383-5831
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