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. Forthcoming. 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 (R&R @ OBHDP).

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)

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

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

Li, X., Lo, J., Narayanan, V., & Harmon, D. We Are the Leader! Understanding Entrepreneurial Organizations’ Leadership Identity Claiming and Reception in Nascent Industries (target: 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).

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).