Organizational Studies Narratives

(Note: Some studies employ forms of content analysis other than CATA)

Annual Reports

Shareholder Letters

    • Short, J. C., Broberg, J. C., Cogliser, C. C., & Brigham, K. H. (2010). Construct validation using computer-aided text analysis (CATA): An illustration using entrepreneurial orientation. Organizational Research Methods, 13, 320-347.
    • Short, J. C., Payne, G. T., Brigham, K. H., Lumpkin, G. T., & Broberg, J. C. (2009). Family firms and entrepreneurial orientation in publicly traded firms: A comparative analysis of the S&P 500. Family Business Review, 22, 9-24.
    • Zachary, M. A., McKenny, A. F., Short, J. C., & Payne, G. T. (2011). Family business and market orientation: Construct validation and comparative analysis. Family Business Review, 24, 233-251.
Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A)
    • Li, F., (2008), Annual report readability, current earnings, and earnings persistence. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 45, 221-247.
    • Li, F. (2010). The information content of forward-looking statements in corporate filings - A naive Bayesian machine learning approach. Journal of Accounting Research, 1049-1102
    • Ober, S., Zhao, J. J., Davis, R., & Alexander, M. W. (1999). Telling it like it is: The use of certainty in public business discourse. Journal of Business Communication, 36, 280-300.
    • Yuthas, K., Rogers, R., Dillard, J. F. (2002). Communicative action and corporate annual reports. Journal of Business Ethics, 41, 141-157.
10-K
    • Loughran, T., & McDonald, B. (2011). When is a liability not a liability? Journal of Finance, 66, 35-65.
 

Press Releases

  • Hunter, S. D. (2003). Information technology, organizational learning, and the market value of the firm. Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application, 5, 1-28.
  • Henry, E. (2006). Are investors influenced by how earnings press releases are written? Journal of Business Communication, 45, 363-407.
  • McKenny, A. F., Short, J. C., Zachary, M. A., & Payne, G. T. (2012). Assessing espoused goals in private family firms using content analysis. Family Business Review, 25, 298-317.
  • Rogers, R. K., Dillard, J., & Yuthas, K. (2005). The accounting profession: Substantive change and/or image management. Journal of Business Ethics, 58, 159-176.
 

Corporate Websites

"About Us"

    • McKenny, A. F., Short, J. C., Zachary, M. A., & Payne, G. T. (2012). Assessing espoused goals in private family firms using content analysis. Family Business Review, 25, 298-317.

Franchising

    • Zachary, M. A., McKenny, A. F., Short, J. C., Davis, K. M., & Wu, D. (2011). Franchise branding: An organizational identity perspective. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 39, 629-645.

Recruitment

    • Cober, R. T., Brown, D. J., & Levy, P. E. (2004). Form, content, and function: An evaluative methodology for corporate employment web sites. Human Resource Management, 43, 201-218.
    • Lee, I. (2005). Evaluation of Fortune 100 companies' career web sites. Human Systems Management, 24, 175-182.

General

    • Danaher, P. J., Mullarkey, G. W., & Essegaier, S. (2006). Factors affecting web site visit duration: A cross-domain analysis. Journal of Marketing Research, 43, 182-194.
    • Robbins, S. S. & Stylianou, A. C. (2003). Global corporate web sites: An empirical investigation of content and design, Information & Management, 40, 205-212.
 

Financial Analyst Reports

  • Kothari, S. P., Li, X., Short, J. E. (2009). The effect of disclosures by management, analysts, and business press on cost of capital, return volatility, and analysts forecasts: A study using content analysis. The Accounting Review, 84, 1639-1670.
  • Previts, G. J., Bricker, R. J., Robinson, T. R., & Young, S. J. (1994). A content analysis of sell-side financial analyst company reports. Accounting Horizons, 8, 55-70.
  • Rogers, R. K., Grant, J. (1997). Content analyis of information cited in reports of sell-side financial analysts. Journal of Financial Statement Analysis, 3, 17-31.
 

Periodicals

Newspaper

    • Deephouse, D. L. (2000). Media reputation as a strategic resource: An integration of mass communication and resource-based theories. Journal of Management, 26, 1091-1112.
    • Tetlock, P. C. (2007). Giving content to investor sentiment: The role of media in the stock market, Journal of Finance, 62, 1139-1168.
    • Tetlock, P. C., Saar-Tsechansky, M. & Macskassy, S. (2008). More than words: Quantifying language to measure firms’ fundamentals. Journal of Finance, 63, 1437-1467.

Magazine

    • Al-Olayan, F. S. & Karande, K. (2000). A content analysis of magazine advertisements from the United States and the arab world. Journal of Advertising, 29, 69-82.
    • Aust, P. J. (2004). Communicated values as indicators of organizational identity: A method for organizational assessment and its application in a case study. Communication Studies, 55, 515-534.
    • Gross, B. L. & Sheth, J. N. (1989). Time-oriented advertising: A content analysis of United States magazine advertising, 1890-1988. Journal of Marketing, 53, 76-83.
 

Strategic Statements

Mission Statement

    • Kabanoff, B., Waldersee, R., Cohen, M. (1995). Espoused values and organizational change themes. Academy of Management Journal, 38, 1075-1104.
    • Morris, R. (1994). Computerized content analysis in management research: A demonstration of advantages & limitations. Journal of Management, 20, 903-931.
    • Moss, T. W., Short, J. C., Payne, G. T., & Lumpkin, G. T. (2010). Dual identities in social ventures: An exploratory study. Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, 35, 805-830.
    • Short, J. C., & Palmer, T. B. (2008). The application of DICTION to content analysis research in strategic management. Organizational Research Methods, 11, 727-752.

Values Statements

    • Kabanoff, B., Waldersee, R., Cohen, M. (1995). Espoused values and organizational change themes. Academy of Management Journal, 38, 1075-1104.
 

Oration (speeches, presentations, radio addresses, etc.)

  • Bligh, M. C., Kohles, J. C., & Meindl, J. R. (2004). Charting the language of leadership: A methodological investigation of President Bush and the crisis of 9/11. Journal of Applied Psychology, 89, 562-574.
  • Bligh, M. C., Kohles, J. C., & Meindl, J. R. (2004). Charisma under crisis: Presidential leadership, rhetoric, and media responses before and after the September 11th terrorist attacks. Leadership Quarterly, 15, 211-239.
  • Rogers, R. K., Dillard, J., & Yuthas, K. (2005). The accounting profession: Substantive change and/or image management. Journal of Business Ethics, 58, 159-176.
 

Contracts

  • Chen, Y. & Bharadwaj, A. (2009). An empirical analysis of contract structures in IT outsourcing. Information Systems Research, 20, 484-506.
 

Corporate Newsletters/Magazines

  • Kabanoff, B., Waldersee, R., Cohen, M. (1995). Espoused values and organizational change themes. Academy of Management Journal, 38, 1075-1104.


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