Advancing the Measurement of Organizational Legitimacy, Reputation, and Status: First-order Judgments vs Second-order Judgments—Commentary on “Organizational legitimacy, reputation and status: Insights from micro-level management”

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serval:BIB_59DDC189B5DD
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
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Publications
Institution
Titre
Advancing the Measurement of Organizational Legitimacy, Reputation, and Status: First-order Judgments vs Second-order Judgments—Commentary on “Organizational legitimacy, reputation and status: Insights from micro-level management”
Périodique
Academy of Management Discoveries
Auteur(s)
Haack Patrick, Sieweke Jost
ISSN
2168-1007
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
03/2020
Volume
6
Numéro
1
Pages
153-158
Langue
anglais
Résumé
As improving the construct validity of measures has been a fundamental concern in management research, we commend Bitektine and colleagues for their efforts to develop and validate individual-level measures for organizational legitimacy, reputation, and status. However, we have some concerns with regard to their measurement approach. Specifically, although Bitektine and colleagues stress the multi-level nature of social evaluations, they do not translate this insight into a measurement instrument that acknowledges that individual evaluators hold both private judgments (“first-order judgments”) and judgments about the collective-level judgment (i.e., judgments of the judgments of other evaluators in a specific reference group, or “second-order judgments”). These two types of individual judgments reflect different facets of social evaluations and have different effects on individual behavior, and thus researchers need to avoid conflating them within a measurement instrument. Our commentary seeks to complement the approach of Bitektine and colleagues by sensitizing readers to the distinction between first-order and second-order judgments and by developing recommendations for future scale development efforts. These recommendations are given in a spirit of collegiality and with an understanding that progress in social evaluation research requires the concerted effort of many researchers over many years.
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