The Homogeneity and Heterogeneity of Fields

Aïssaoui, Rachida, Amis, John and Lawrence, Thomas B. (2014) The Homogeneity and Heterogeneity of Fields. In: Western Academy of Management, 19-22 March 2014, Napa, California.

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Abstract

This study examines the ways in which fields are structured, and explores the particular dynamics that foster homogeneity and heterogeneity in actors' behaviour. we found that actors' understansing of the field varied along six dimensions. These dimensions were interpreted based upon the actor's perceived position in the field. As a result, actors' reactions to ongoing events varied too. Thus, this paper uncovers various factors shaping homogeneity or, conversely, heterogeneity in actors' understandings of, and subsequent reactions tot ongoing events. In doing so, we contribute to out understanding of what fields are, and how their specific characteristics may affect actors' response.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subject(s): Strategy; Entrepreneurship & Global business
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2015 12:55
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2016 16:21
Funders: n/a
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/5667

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