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dc.contributor.authorSharman, Jasonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:21:03Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:21:03Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2009-10-20T22:13:31Z
dc.identifier.issn00323217en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1467-9248.2007.00643.xen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/18475
dc.description.abstractThis article argues for a new and broader understanding of reputation as a generally shared belief concerning a referent's character or nature, based on a range of information, associations and social cues. This is in place of the conventional rationalist definition of this concept as the degree to which an actor reliably upholds its commitments, based on a record of past behaviour. A brief literature review shows that this concept is crucial in underpinning a wide range of work in political science and economics premised on strategic interaction. The difference between a rationalist and constructivist understanding of reputation hinges on three points. Firstly, reputation is argued to be a relational concept rather than a property concept. Secondly, reputation is a social fact with an emergent, intersubjective quality, not just a collection of individual beliefs. Thirdly, rather than being an inductively derived objective record of past behaviour, reputation is based on associations, feelings and social cues. The last section of the article applies this broader conceptual understanding to two empirical examples: the importance of international organisations' reputation for their influence over policy-makers, and the way in which small states are classified as tax havens by a reputation test.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBlackwellen_US
dc.publisher.placeUniversity of Sheffielden_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118510540/homeen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom20en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto37en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPolitical Studiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume55en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode360100en_US
dc.titleRationalist and Constructivist Perspectives on Reputationen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, School of Government and International Relationsen_US
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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