How do people identify with organizations? What role does organizational identity play in organizational strategy? Identity in Organizations investigates the fundamental character of organizational identity and individual identification with an organization. Through the use of an unconventional, conversational format the reader is drawn into a provocative discussion among key organizational scholars that focuses on three different paradigmatic views of identity: a functionalist perspective, an interpretive perspective, and a postmodern perspective. Similarities and distinctions among these ways of understanding are explored and numerous theoretical and practical insights are gained. This groundbreaking book concludes with a discussion of the relevance of identity as a construct in organizational study and observations on conversation and theory building. Many well-known scholars participate in the conversation, including Jay Barney, Denny Gioia, Mary Jo Hatch, Stuart Albert, Anne Huff, Judi McLean Parks, and Rod Kramer. Identity in Organizations will be of interest to professionals and students of organizational studies, human resource management, industrial psychology, sociology of work, psychology, and organizational communication.
The Definition and MetaDefinition of Identity
PART ONE: WHAT DOES ORGANIZATIONAL IDENTITY MEAN?
From Individual to Organizational Identity
Dennis Gioia et al
The Identity of Organizations
PART TWO: WHAT DOES IDENTITY IMPLY FOR STRATEGY?
Larry Stimpert, Yolanda Sarason and Loren Gustafson
Organizational Identity within the Strategic Management Conversation
Rhonda Reger et al
A Strategy Conversation on the Topic of Organization Identity
PART THREE: HOW DO PEOPLE IDENTIFY WITH ORGANIZATIONS?
To Be or Not To Be
Blake Ashforth et al
Identification with Organizations
Paul C Godfrey et al
Paul C Godfrey