Derek Harmon

Derek Harmon

  • Assistant Professor of Strategy
Education
  • PhD University of Southern California 2016
  • BA University of St. Thomas 2006

Contact Information

Email
Room
R4466
Research

My research program centers around meaning structures—collective and taken-for-granted mental models, categories, or institutions—and how such structures emerge, change, and affect collective and individual action. I often use language as a window into studying these processes, and rely on a combination of archival work, content analysis, and lab experiments to execute these studies. Much of my research examines these topics within the financial market arena, with empirical contexts involving the Federal Reserve, initial public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions.

Institutional Frame Switching: How Institutional Logics Shape Individual Action

Authors
Glaser, V., Fast, N., Harmon, D., & Green, S.
Published Date
2016

Source

Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Research in the Sociology of Organizations
Gehman, J., Lounsbury, M., Greenwood, R.

A model of rhetorical legitimation: The structure of communication and cognition underlying institutional maintenance and change.

Authors
Harmon, D. J., Green, S. E., & Goodnight, G. T.
Published Date
2015

Source

Academy of Management Review
Volume: 
40
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
76-95

Breaking the letter vs. spirit of the law: How the interpretation of contract violations affects trust and the management of relationships.

Authors
Harmon, D. J., Kim, P. H., & Mayer, K. J.
Published Date
2015

Source

Strategic Management Journal
Volume: 
36
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
497-517

Justifying one’s transgressions: How rationalizations based on equity, equality, and need affect trust after its violation.

Authors
Kim, P. H., & Harmon, D. J.
Published Date
2014

Source

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
Volume: 
20
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
365
Ross Thought In Action
Professor Derek Harmon's research finds that efforts at transparency may have unintended negative consequences.

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