RRBM Honor Roll
The RRBM Honor Roll publications have been selected as examples of research that is both rigorous and relevant. The listing below offers credible insights for society.
These publications have been selected for the RRBM Honor Roll by the Selection Board with the exception of 2019 articles selected by a pre-test review panel.
|Nature of the publication||Journal article|
|Title of the publication||Entrepreneurial visions as rhetorical history: A diegetic narrative model of stakeholder enrollment.|
|Journal name/Book publisher||Academy of Management Review|
Research suggests that entrepreneurs persuade stakeholders to engage in risky projects in an uncertain future through visions, compelling narratives of the future. A unique challenge for entrepreneurs, however, is how entrepreneurs can construct a narrative that unites stakeholders with different perceptions of the degree of risk or uncertainty posed by the future. We address this question with a diegetic narrative model of stakeholder enrollment. Our primary argument is that to reduce variation in how potential stakeholders view the future, a story must embed a vision of the future in a coherent and collectively held narrative of the past. We introduce rhetorical history as the primary construct through which this occurs. We demonstrate how successful visions employ historical tropes at the intradiegetic level to appeal to individual perceptions of risk or uncertainty and how those historical tropes are combined into meta-narratives or myths drawn from the collective memory of a community to create broad, extradiegetic appeal to all stakeholders regardless of their temporal orientation. Finally we describe three categories of historical reasoning – teleological, presentism, and retro-futurism – that act as bridging mechanisms between past, present and future that provides stakeholders with an enhance sense of agency in the future.
|Author #1||Roy Suddaby|
|Affiliation Author #1||University of Victoria|
|Author #2||Trevor Israelsen|
|Affiliation Author #2||University of Victoria|
|Author #3||J. Robert Mitchell|
|Affiliation Author #3||Colorado State University|
|Author #4||Dominic Lim|
|Affiliation Author #4||Western University|