Identity in Organizations: Building Theory Through Conversations (Foundations for Organizational Science Series)

Identity in Organizations: Building Theory Through Conversations (Foundations for Organizational Science Series)

By: David A. Whetten (editor), Paul Godfrey (editor)Hardback

1 - 2 weeks availability


This investigation of the fundamental character of organizational identity and identification with an organization is arranged in the form of a provocative discussion between key scholars. The book focuses on three different paradigmatic views of identity: functionalist, interpretive and postmodern. Similarities and distinctions among these ways of understanding are explored, and numerous theoretical and practical insights are gained. The book concludes with a discussion of the relevance of identity as a construct in organizational study, and observations on conversation and theory building.

Create a review

About Author

David A. Whetten, Center for the Study of Values in Organizations, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT - Paul Godfrey, Department of Organizational Leadership & Strategy, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT


Preface - David Whetten Why Organizational Identity and Why Conversations? The Definition and MetaDefinition of Identity - Stuart Albert PART ONE: WHAT DOES ORGANIZATIONAL IDENTITY MEAN? From Individual to Organizational Identity - Dennis Gioia The Identity of Organizations - Dennis Gioia et al PART TWO: WHAT DOES IDENTITY IMPLY FOR STRATEGY? Organizational Identity within the Strategic Management Conversation - Larry Stimpert, Yolanda Sarason and Loren Gustafson Contributions and Assumptions A Strategy Conversation on the Topic of Organization Identity - Rhonda Reger et al PART THREE: HOW DO PEOPLE IDENTIFY WITH ORGANIZATIONS? To Be or Not To Be - Michael Pratt Central Questions in Organizational Identification Identification with Organizations - Blake Ashforth et al Epilogue - Paul C Godfrey et al What Does the Concept of Identity Add to Organization Science? Postscript - Paul C Godfrey Observations on Conversation as a Theory-Building Methodology

Product Details

  • publication date: 11/09/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780761909477
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780761909477
  • weight: 916
  • ISBN10: 0761909478

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly