Reputation

Reputation of a social entity (a person, a group of people, an organization) is an opinion about that entity, typically a result of social evaluation on a set of criteria. It is important in education, business, and online communities.

Reputation may be considered as a component of identity as defined by others.

Reputation is known to be an ubiquitous, spontaneous and highly efficient mechanism of social control in natural societies. It is a subject of study in social, management and technological sciences. Its influence ranges from competitive settings, like markets, to cooperative ones, like firms, organisations, institutions and communities. Furthermore, reputation acts on different levels of agency, individual and supra-individual. At the supra-individual level, it concerns groups, communities, collectives and abstract social entities (such as firms, corporations, organizations, countries, cultures and even civilizations). It affects phenomena of different scales, from everyday life to relationships between nations. Reputation is a fundamental instrument of social order, based upon distributed, spontaneous social control.

Read more about ReputationA Cognitive View of Reputation, Online Reputation, Reputation As Extension of Ego

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Michael Cassio - Role in Othello
... "Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I have lost my reputation!.. ... My reputation, Iago, my reputation!" — Cassio, In the second act, Cassio's life is nearly ruined by Iago's cunning and his own foolishness ...
Anthony Mirra - Biography - Reputation
... He had a reputation for either cheating people out of money or outright stealing, demanding that goods and services be provided to him "on the arm" ...
Bad Reputation (Joan Jett Album)
... Bad Reputation is the debut solo album by Joan Jett, originally self-released in 1980 as Joan Jett after her previous band The Runaways disbanded ...
Reputation As Extension of Ego
... Concern over reputation is sometimes considered a human fault, exaggerated in importance due to the fragile nature of the human ego ... William Shakespeare provides the following insights from Othello Cassio Reputation, reputation, reputation! O! I have lost my reputation ... My reputation, Iago, my reputation! Iago As I am an honest man, I thought you had received some bodily wound there is more offence in that than in reputation ...
Charleston, Arizona - History - Reputation
... The town had a wild and lawless reputation, largely perpetuated by newspapers on the east coast ... Despite its reputation and its infamous residents, it is worth noting that the town never suffered a single successful robbery of either silver or money at the hands of ...

Famous quotes containing the word reputation:

    Men will not give up their privilege of helplessness without a struggle. The average man has a carefully cultivated ignorance about household matters—from what to do with the crumbs to the grocer’s telephone number—a sort of cheerful inefficiency which protects him better than the reputation for having a violent temper.
    Crystal Eastman (1881–1928)

    How many people live on the reputation of the reputation they might have made!
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)

    The reputation of generosity is to be purchased pretty cheap; it does not depend so much upon a man’s general expense, as it does upon his giving handsomely where it is proper to give at all. A man, for instance, who should give a servant four shillings, would pass for covetous, while he who gave him a crown, would be reckoned generous; so that the difference of those two opposite characters, turns upon one shilling.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)