Originality/value of Paper
This paper develops an original theory that when individuals deviate from traditional aspects of rituals, they risk signaling a lack of commitment or cultural competence to the group even when such aspects are not explicitly stated.
We thank the participants in the MIT-Harvard Economic Sociology Seminar, the MIT Economic Sociology Working Group, and participants at the American Sociological Association conference session and at the American Management Association conference session for their helpful comments. We also thank myriad informants and interviewees in the diamond industry.
Ha, J., Gosline, R. and Sivan, E.Z. (2018), "“Can a Girl’s Best Friend be Born in a Lab?” The Role of Ritual in Production Process Conservatism", Advances in Group Processes (Advances in Group Processes, Vol. 35), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 1-27. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0882-614520180000035001Download as .RIS
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