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Erik Aadland

Førsteamanuensis

Institutt for strategi og entreprenørskap

Publikasjoner

Sgourev, Stoyan V. & Aadland, Erik (2022)

“Burning the bridges”: escalation in the pursuit of authenticity

Theory and society Doi: 10.1007/s11186-022-09477-1

We develop a process-based framework, articulating the escalation of difference between “private” self and “public” display as an alternative trajectory in the pursuit of authenticity to alignment and compromise. A parsimonious model presents an endogenous dynamic of binary choice that generates momentum toward polarization. The model is illustrated in the context of “black” metal – a branch of heavy metal music that appeared in Norway in the early 1990s, notorious for its involvement in criminal activities. Using fanzine data, we construct a narrative of how a process of escalation led to innovation and transgression through self-selection and exclusion. The analysis addresses two related theoretical problems – what motivates actors to challenge normative scripts and “burn the bridges” to social acceptance, and why such challenges may prove more effective in achieving recognition than compromise. Examples from politics, culture and sports reinforce the importance of these problems.

Aadland, Erik; Cattani, Gino, Falchetti, Denise & Ferriani, Simone (2020)

Reflecting glory or deflecting stigma? The interplay between status and social proximity in peer evaluations

PLOS ONE, 15(9) Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0238651 - Fulltekst i vitenarkiv

How do candidates’ status and social proximity to members of the evaluating audience interact to shape recognition in peer-based evaluative settings? In this study, we shed light on this question by adopting a mixed-method approach. We first examined field data on the conferral of awards in a peer-based evaluative contest–“The Silver Tag”–which is one of the most prestigious digital advertising awards contests in Norway. The field study revealed the existence of a negative interaction between status and social proximity on the allocation of awards. We then conducted two experiments to probe the mechanisms responsible for this finding. In the first experiment, we replicated the main pattern observed in the field study. In the second experiment, we showed that the interaction effect is contingent on the nature of the evaluative setting. When audience members’ decisions were in the public domain (i.e., the other audience members knew them), social proximity tempered the effect of status on candidates’ recognition, but it did not when decisions were private (i.e., the other audience members did not know them). We conclude by discussing several implications of our study for research on the socio-psychological processes underlying evaluative outcomes in tournament rituals.

Aadland, Erik; Cattani, Gino & Ferriani, Simone (2019)

Friends, Cliques and Gifts: Social Proximity and Recognition in Peer-Based Tournament Rituals.

Academy of Management Journal, 62(3), s. 883- 917. Doi: 10.5465/amj.2016.0437

Aadland, Erik; Cattani, Gino & Ferriani, Simone (2018)

The Social Structure of Consecration in Cultural Fields: The Influence of Status and Social Distance in Audience–Candidate Evaluative Processes.

Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 55, s. 129- 157. Doi: 10.1108/S0733-558X20180000055006

Building on sociological research that examines the allocation of rewards in peer evaluations, we argue that the recognition of cultural producers’ work varies with their status and social distance from the audience members who evaluate them. We study the influence of these two mechanisms within the context of the Norwegian advertising industry. Specifically, we looked at how cultural producers’ status and social distance from jury members affect their chances of being honored in “The Silver Tag” – one of the main digital advertising award contests in Norway – during the period 2003–2010. While our findings provide support for status-based rewards allocation, the positive effects of status may be more circumscribed than previously thought. When accounting for the existence of previous connections between audience members and cultural producers, we find that cultural producers are more or less likely to receive an accolade depending on their degree of separation from the audience members. By exposing network-based determinants of consecrating decisions, and suggesting that the positive effects of status may be more circumscribed than previously thought, our findings shed important light on the social foundations of evaluation and, more broadly, the mechanisms of reward allocation in cultural fields.

Aadland, Erik (2013)

Status transferability and audience structure: Rival category crossing in the field of advertising, 2000-2010

Academy of Management Proceedings Doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2013.17104abstract

Aadland, Erik (2015)

Refill - interactive teaching in the big classroom

http://tv.bi.no/video/12286959/refill-7oktober-2015-erik-aad [Internett]

Aadland, Erik (2012)

Statusjakt i reklamebransjen

Magma, 0412 [Fagblad]

Aadland, Erik (2012)

Statusjakt i reklamebransjen

Forskning.no [Internett]

Aadland, Erik; Sgourev, Stoyan V. & Formilan, Giovanni (2021)

How Black is Black Metal? Color as a Relational Identity

[Academic lecture]. 5th Creative Industries Conference 2020-2021.

Aadland, Erik & Sgourev, Stoyan V. (2020)

Betting on Black: Valuation Arbitrage in Destigmatization

[Academic lecture]. 36th EGOS Colloquium 2020 Hamburg.

Aadland, Erik; Shamsie, Jamal & Mishina, Yuri (2019)

Selecting Partners for Success: Collaborations between Entrants and Incumbents

[Academic lecture]. The 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

Aadland, Erik; Cattani, Gino, Ferriani, Simone & Falchetti, Denise (2019)

The Socio-Cognitive Bases of Reward Allocation: The Interplay between Status and Social in Peer-Base

[Academic lecture]. The 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

Wang, Pengfei & Aadland, Erik (2019)

STATUS AND EGOCENTRIC UNCERTAINTY:THEORETICAL DEVELOPMENT AND EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FROM TWO MARKETS

[Academic lecture]. The 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

Aadland, Erik; Cattani, Gino, Ferriani, Simone & Falchetti, Denise (2018)

The interplay between status and social ties in peer audience evaluations: A laboratory experiment and field study

[Academic lecture]. Creative Industries Conference 2018.

Aadland, Erik; Cattani, Gino, Ferriani, Simone & Falchetti, Denise (2018)

The Interplay between Status and Social Ties in Peer Audience Evaluations: A Field Study and Online Laboratory Experiment

[Academic lecture]. 34th EGOS Colloquium.

Aadland, Erik; Cattani, Gino & Ferriani, Simone (2016)

The Social Determinants of Recognition: The Interplay between Status and Social Ties in Peer Audience Evaluations

[Academic lecture]. Creative Industries Conference Edinburgh, July 12-13, 2016.

Aadland, Erik; Shamsie, Jamal & Mishina, Yuri (2016)

Integrating new knowledge with old knowledge. Collaborations between entrants and incumbents.

[Academic lecture]. The 36th SMS Annual International Conference.

Aadland, Erik (2015)

Audience Structure and Prestige Allocation in the De Novo Category “Digital Advertising”, 2003-2010

[Academic lecture]. EGOS Colloquium.

Aadland, Erik; Cattani, Gino & Ferriani, Simone (2015)

The Social Structure of Recognition: An Audience Based Perspective on Cultural Consecration

[Academic lecture]. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

Aadland, Erik (2014)

Kapittel 2. Et illustrerende case: Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret

Fjeldstad, Øystein D. & Lunnan, Randi (red.). Strategi

Aadland, Erik (2013)

Status transferability and audience structure: Rival category crossing in the field of advertising, 2000-2010

[Academic lecture]. 73rd Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management.

Aadland, Erik; Shamsie, Jamal & Mishina, Yuri (2013)

Competing for performance: a study of new entrants in an emerging market

[Academic lecture]. 33rd Annual Strategic Management Society Conference.

Aadland, Erik (2012)

Status decoupled affiliations: Audiences, reward systems and elite candidates’ response to rival category emergence

[Academic lecture]. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

Aadland, Erik (2011)

Status-Decoupling: Individual and Organizational Level Variance in Emerging Technological Niche Entry

[Academic lecture]. EGOS Conference 2012.

Aadland, Erik (2009)

Capability Dynamics and Latent Networks: The Case of Creative Project-Based Industries

[Academic lecture]. Annual International SMS Conference.

Akademisk grad
År Akademisk institusjon Grad
2012 BI Norwegian Business School Ph.D.
1999 BI Norwegian Business School Master of Science
1996 University of Oslo and St. Olaf College, MN Bachelor
Arbeidserfaring
År Arbeidsgiver Tittel
2012 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Associate Professor
2006 - 2011 BI Norwegian Business School Doctoral Candidate
2000 - 2006 DDB Oslo Project and account manager
1998 - 1999 Norsk Hydro Research Assistant