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Replication data for: Names and Reputations: An Empirical Analysis

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • McDevitt, Ryan C.
Publication Date
2011-08-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper tests several predictions from the literature on firm reputation, and confirms a main result: poor performance leads a firm to conceal its reputation. A residential plumbing firm with a record of complaints one standard deviation above the mean is 133.2 percent more likely to change its name. In addition, firms with longer track records are less likely to change their names or exit, while firms with more firm-specific investments, such as advertising, are more likely to change their names than exit. In addition, firms in small markets value their reputations comparatively more than firms in large markets. (JEL L14, L25, L84)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/mic.3.3.193 (Text)
Publications
  • McDevitt, Ryan C. “Names and Reputations: An Empirical Analysis.” American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 3, no. 3 (August 2011): 193–209. https://doi.org/10.1257/mic.3.3.193.
    • ID: 10.1257/mic.3.3.193 (DOI)

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McDevitt, Ryan C. (2011): Replication data for: Names and Reputations: An Empirical Analysis. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114384