S. Michel, publication dans Human Relations


Sophie Michel, enseignant-chercheur à l’EM Strasbourg, a publié récemment un article dans « Human Relations », en collaboration avec un enseignant-chercheur de l’Université de Bath.

Sophie Michel (EM Strasbourg) et Russ Vince ont co-écrit un article intitulé "Bad apples and sour grapes: How fruit and vegetable wholesalers’ fantasy mediates experienced stigma".


How do organisations that belong to a stigmatised Industry manage negative perceptions?

This research delves into the intriguing question of how organizations in stigmatised industries manage negative perceptions, offering fresh insights that bridge academic theory with practical implications. By examining the strategies employed by French fruit and vegetable wholesalers, commonly branded as thieves and unwanted intermediaries, the study uncovers how organizational members transform external stigma into positive self-idealizations. From cultivating an idealized perception of centrality to navigating nostalgic fantasies, the research elucidates how these actors maintain stability amidst stigmatization. Managers and researchers alike will find invaluable lessons in understanding and confronting stigma, with implications extending to organizational resilience and strategic adaptation in challenging environments.

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