Bad Company: How the BP Oil Spill Changed Social Activists’ Tactics

Bad Company: How the BP Oil Spill Changed Social Activists’ Tactics. “A fundamental shift in the way they worked towards their environmental goals.” UC Davis GSM News.

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Special Issue of Strategy Science on Strategies for Market Creation and Transformation, co-edited with Violina Rindova.

In the modern economy, across industries, firms increasingly face rapid, disruptive changes in their environments. Most are caught off-guard and forced to defensively respond. But some initiate these changes, shaping the environment in ways that favor the firm. This special issue contains six papers of cutting-edge research on strategies that fundamentally change markets.

Destigmatization and Its Imbalanced Effects in Labor Markets

Negro, G., M.L. Williams, E.G. Pontikes, and G. Lopiano (2021). “Destigmatization and Its Imbalanced Effects in Labor Markets.” Management Science.

Bad Company: Shifts in Social Activists’ Tactics and Resources After Industry Crises

McDonnell, M.H., K. Odziemkowska, and E.G. Pontikes (2021).  “Bad Company: Shifts in Social Activists’ Tactics and Resources After Industry Crises.” Organization Science, 32(4) 1033-1055.

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Shaping Markets Through Temporal, Constructive, and Interactive Agency.

Pontikes, E.G. and V. Rindova (2020). “Shaping Markets Through Temporal, Constructive, and Interactive Agency.” Strategy Science.

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Book Released: Concepts and Categories: Foundations for Sociological and Cultural Analysis

In this book, we present a new model of concepts and categorization that can guide sociological and cultural analysis of a wide variety of social situations. View at Amazon.

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Presenting at Academy of Management Annual Meetings in Boston Aug 9 – 13

My work features in three sessions at the AoM annual meetings, on market categories, cultural entrepreneurship, and stigma. See you there. Academy of Management Annual Meeting Program