Research on Categories: Taking Stock and Future Avenues



During this seminar, we'll take stock of the recent stream of research on categories and the future avenues of development for this field. One or two recent works in progress will illustrate the promises and difficulties of research on categories. Insights, drawn from some of these works will also be highlighted during the talk:

-The following two pieces, which strive to open the debate with the ecological perspective on categories:

-The following piece, published in Journal of Management, which aims at separating two distinct genres of category formation:

-A forthcoming paper with P. Thornton in Academy of Management Annals, which connects literatures from institutional logic perspective and the market categorization: