Managing reputation through collusion

Michael L. Barnett, Andreas G.F. Hoepner, Sean Lux, Irena Timofeeva

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Do firms collude to improve their reputations? We examine Fortune's America's Most Admired Companies (AMAC) reputation scores from 1985 to 2010. We find that those firms deemed to have greater concern for reputation and opportunity to interact had significantly higher AMAC scores. These results support the existence of reputation collusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event72nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2012 - Boston, United States
Duration: Aug 7 2012Aug 10 2012


Other72nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Industrial relations
  • Management Information Systems


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