Empty categories and industry emergence: The rise and fall of Japanese Ji-Biru

Jesper Edman, Christina L. Ahmadjian

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We examine the construction of "empty categories" - that is, categories created prior to the existence of producers and consumers - and their implications for industry emergence. Drawing on the case of the ji-biru category among Japanese microbreweries, we exemplify how external actors - including governments, the media, consultants, and other entities - frequently create empty categories that are "legitimate yet not legitimated" (Vergne & Wry, 2014). We show how such empty categories generate lower entry barriers, resulting in higher founding rates and significant innovation. We highlight how empty categories impede evolutionary forces by inhibiting shared understandings of what constitutes a legitimate category member.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)109-140
ページ数32
ジャーナルResearch in the Sociology of Organizations
50
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2017
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 社会学および政治科学
  • 組織的行動および人的資源管理

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