Identity in Organizations: Building Theory Through Conversations (Foundations for Organizational Science Series)
By: David A. Whetten (editor), Paul Godfrey (editor)Hardback
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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.
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
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