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A New Look at Stigmatization in and of Organizations

  • Author(s): Paetzold, Ramona L
  • Dipboye, Robert L
  • Elsbach, Kimberly D
  • et al.

Although stigma has been studied extensively in psychology and sociology, there has been little research on stigmatization in organizational settings. This special topic forum, which includes four articles, builds on previous social science research and expands its coverage both to individuals within organizations and to organizations themselves. As we note here, these four articles provide an opportunity to examine not only the harm caused by stigma but its potential benefits as well. Copyright of the Academy of Management, all rights reserved.

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