Harmon, D.  (2019). When the Fed Speaks: Arguments, Emotions, and the Microfoundations of Institutions. Administrative Science Quarterly. Forthcoming. PDF.

  • See recent blog post on this paper by ASQ Editor Henrich Greve.

  • Winner of the 2017 Louis Pondy Best Dissertation Paper Award (OMT Division, AOM)

  • Nominated for the William H. Newman Award for Best Paper Based on a Dissertation (AOM 2017)

  • Finalist for the Wiley Blackwell Award for Outstanding Dissertation Research Award (BPS Division, winner announced at AOM 2017)

  • Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings (2017)

Harmon, D., Haack, P., & Roulet, T. (2019) Microfoundations of institutions: A matter of structure vs. agency or level of analysis? Academy of Management Review. Dialogue piece. PDF.

Glaser, V., Fast, N., Harmon, D., & Green, S. (2016). Institutional Frame Switching: How Institutional Logics Shape Individual Action. In How Institutions Matter! (pp. 35-69), Research in the Sociology of Organizations. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. PDF.

Harmon, D., Green, S., & Goodnight, G. (2015). A Model of Rhetorical Legitimation: The Structure of Communication and Cognition Underlying Institutional Maintenance and Change. Academy of Management Review, 40(1): 76–95. PDF.

Harmon, D., Kim, P., & Mayer, K. (2015).  Breaking the Letter vs. Spirit of the Law: How the Interpretation of Contract Violations Affects Trust and the Management of Relationships. Strategic Management Journal, 36(4): 497-517. PDF

Kim, P. & Harmon. D. (2014).  Justifying One’s Transgressions: How Rationalizations Based on Equity, Equality, and Need Affect Trust After its Violation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 20(4), 365-379. PDF.

Kim, P., & Harmon, D. (2012). The nature of collective reactions to potential transgressions. In Neale, M.A., & Mannix, E.A. (Eds.), Research on Managing Groups and Teams: Looking Back and Moving Forward (Volume 15). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.



Newman, D., Fast, N., & Harmon, D.  When Eliminating Bias Isn't Fair: Algorithms, Quantification, and Procedural Justice (under second round revision @ OBHDP).

Harmon, D. & Rhee, E. Constructing New Valuation Metrics: Entrepreneurial Arguments and Stock Market Reactions in New Markets (revise and resubmit @ Organization Science).

Li, X., Lo, J., Narayanan, V., & Harmon, D. We Are the Leader! Understanding Entrepreneurial Organizations’ Leadership Identity Claiming and Reception in Nascent Industries (under review @ Organization Science special issue on experimental methods).

Harmon, D. & Mariani, M. Historically Contingent Markets: European Central Bank Communications and the Heterogeneous Reactions across Stock Markets (target: Academy of Management Journal).

Naumovska, I., Harmon, D., & Burford, N. Into the Great Unknown Unknown: When Conveying Uncertainty Improves Entrepreneurial Outcomes (target: Strategic Management Journal).

Harmon, D. Arguments and Institutions. (will appear in fall 2019’s edited volume of Research in the Sociology of Organizations on “The Microfoundations of Institutions)

works in progress

Rhee, E. & Harmon, D. Compensatory Reframing and Stock Market Reaction: A Case of Failed M&A Attempts.

Etchanchu, H. & Harmon, D. Rules of Engagement: A Dialogical Theory of Legitimation Crises and the French Shale Gas Debate.

Harmon, D. & Vaara, E. Bullshit: Legitimation in a Post-truth Society (writing stage; target: Academy of Management Review).

Harmon, D. Fedspeak and the Media: A Theory of Strategic Obfuscation (data analysis stage; target: Academy of Management Journal).