Gatekeeping and our moral fabric: Has social capital deterioration vanquished professional oversight?

Published on Oct 1, 2019in Journal of Professions and Organization
· DOI :10.1093/JPO/JOZ010
Leonard Bierman11
Estimated H-index: 11
(A&M: Texas A&M University),
Rhett Andrew Brymer5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UC: University of Cincinnati)
+ 1 AuthorsHyunseok Hwang3
Estimated H-index: 3
(A&M: Texas A&M University)
  • References (32)
  • Citations (0)
📖 Papers frequently viewed together
1 Author (Nathanael Ali)
1 Citations
78% of Scinapse members use related papers. After signing in, all features are FREE.
#1Rhett Andrew Brymer (Miami University)H-Index: 5
#2David G. Sirmon (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 25
Context†emergent turnover theory (CETT) focuses on the contextual factors that influence the turnover†firm performance relationship, yet to date, has not investigated how particular firms weather the detrimental effects of loss more effectively than others. We build on the CETT literature by theorizing that different human resource bundling strategies are central contextual factors that impact the effects of human resource exit. Specifically, we argue that bundling human resources prior to e...
6 CitationsSource
#1Daniel Waeger (WLU: Wilfrid Laurier University)H-Index: 5
#2Klaus Weber (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 18
Changing environments often expose organizations to institutional logics that are at odds with other logics that were imprinted into the organizations in the past, giving rise to conflict. We speci...
6 CitationsSource
#1Laura B. Cardinal (USC: University of South Carolina)H-Index: 2
#2Markus Kreutzer (EBS University of Business and Law)H-Index: 6
Last. C. Chet Miller (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 21
view all 3 authors...
Organizational control is a key managerial function, and the focus of a great deal of research in the management and organizations field. Our concern is that research has not kept pace with changes in contemporary organizations and the external environment. In response to this concern, we review extant empirical work on organizational control with an emphasis on the consequences of control (i.e., the control–outcome linkage). As part of our analytical process, we surface theories underlying exis...
19 CitationsSource
#1Royston Greenwood (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 45
#2C. R. Hinings (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 37
Last. Rajshree Prakash (Concordia University)H-Index: 4
view all 3 authors...
3 CitationsSource
#1Steven Boivie (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 15
#2Michael K. Bednar (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 10
Last. Joel L. Andrus (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 2
view all 4 authors...
Abstract In this review, we challenge the idea that directors are well positioned to be effective monitors of management. Moving beyond the logic of incentives and ability, we conceptualize a model based on the premise of boards as groups of individuals obtaining, processing and sharing information and explain how variation in information-processing demands at the director, board and firm level may challenge effective monitoring. We draw on multiple theoretical perspectives to identify these bar...
46 CitationsSource
#1Frank Mueller (Newcastle University)H-Index: 25
#2Chris Carter (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 30
Last. Andrea Whittle (Newcastle University)H-Index: 17
view all 3 authors...
This paper analyses audit as an exemplar of an expert system. The paper explores the premise that systemic trust in audit has been damaged and requires repair, looking specifically at the role of the institutionalized mechanism of the public inquiry. This is examined empirically in relation to the interaction between the heads of the Big Four accounting firms in the UK and the House of Lords Economic Select Committee in the course of the recent parliamentary investigation into the UK audit marke...
18 CitationsSource
#1Robert D. Putnam (Harvard University)H-Index: 48
It's the American dream: get a good education, work hard, buy a house, and achieve prosperity and success. This is the America we believe in-a nation of opportunity, constrained only by ability and effort. But during the last twenty-five years we have seen a disturbing "opportunity gap" emerge. Americans have always believed in equality of opportunity, the idea that all kids, regardless of their family background, should have a decent chance to improve their lot in life. Now, this central tenet ...
279 Citations
#1Elizabeth H. Gorman (UVA: University of Virginia)H-Index: 12
Professional and expert work holds the potential for misconduct that can harm clients or the public. According to the traditional model of professional self-regulation, developed during the “golden age” of the professions in the mid-20th century, societies grant professional communities freedom from external regulation in return for their commitment to regulate their members' conduct. Professions were said to cultivate distinctive ethical norms, socialize new practitioners, and engage in social ...
7 CitationsSource
#1Claudia Gabbioneta (Concordia University)H-Index: 7
#2Rajshree Prakash (Concordia University)H-Index: 4
Last. Royston Greenwood (Concordia University)H-Index: 45
view all 3 authors...
The last 20 years have seen some of the most dramatic cases of corporate corruption. One of the most striking features of these cases is the inability of professionals and professional firms to recognize and publicize corporate corruption. In this essay, we argue that professionals’ failure to detect corporate corruption may be the result of institutional ascription that occurs within professional networks. Institutional ascription occurs as professionals ascribe probity and diligence to the beh...
16 CitationsSource
#1Sean T. Lyons (U of G: University of Guelph)H-Index: 20
#2Eddy S. Ng (Dal: Dalhousie University)H-Index: 27
Last. Linda Schweitzer (Carleton University)H-Index: 16
view all 3 authors...
The purpose of this symposium is to explore and document the “Millennial” (generation) phenomenon from around the world, and to identify the issues and challenges associated with managing a multi- ...
27 Citations
Cited By0