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Oppositional Identities and Resource Partitioning: Distillery Ownership in Scotch Whisky, 1826-2009

McKendrick, David; Hannan, Michael T


We build on recent theory and research on the role of categories in resource partitioning. We analyze Scotch whisky making between 1826 and 2009-a case that seemed initially to fail to conform to the pattern of the beer industry now treated as prototypical. On close examination (both qualitative and quantitative), we find that high concentration in the center of the market is not sufficient to generate a partition. Rather, we see a long delay between the heightening of concentration in the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Organization Science
DOI: 10.1287/orsc.2013.0865


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