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Organizational Identity

A Reader

Edited by Mary Jo Hatch and Majken Schultz

Publication Date - May 2004

ISBN: 9780199269471

600 pages
Paperback

Retail Price to Students: $74.00

This book presents the classic works on organizational identity alongside more current thinking on the issues. Ranging from theoretical contributions to empirical studies, the readings in this volume address the key issues of organizational identity, and show how these issues have developed through contributions from such diverse fields of study as sociology, psychology, management studies and cultural studies.

Description

Organizational Identity presents the classic works on organizational identity alongside more current thinking on the issues. Ranging from theoretical contributions to empirical studies, the readings in this volume address the key issues of organizational identity, and show how these issues have developed through contributions from such diverse fields of study as sociology, psychology, management studies and cultural studies. The readings examine questions such as how organizations understand who they are, why organizations develop a sense of identity and belonging where the boundaries of identity lie and the implications of postmodern and critical theories' challenges to the concept of identity as deeply-rooted and authentic. Includes work by: Stuart Albert, Mats Alvesson, Blake E. Ashforth, Marilynn B. Brewer, George Cheney, Lars Thoger Christensen, C.H. Cooley, Kevin G. Corley, Barbara Czarniawska, Janet M. Dukerich, Jane E. Dutton, Kimberly D. Elsbach, Wendi Gardner, Linda E. Ginzela, Dennis A. Gioia, E. Goffman, Karen Golden-Biddle, Mary Jo Hatch, Roderick M. Kramer, Fred Mael, G.H. Mead, Michael G. Pratt, Anat Rafaeli, Hayagreeva Rao, Majken Schultz, Howard S. Schwartz, Robert I. Sutton, Henri Taijfel, John Turner, David A. Wherren, and Hugh Willmott. Intended to provide easy access to this material for students of organizational identity, it will also be of interest more broadly to students of business, sociology and psychology.

About the Author(s)

Mary Jo Hatch (PhD Stanford 1985) is Professor of Commerce at the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia (USA). Related to her work on organizational identity, she has published numerous articles on organizational culture, organizational symbolism, and organizational identity and image in academic journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, the Journal of Management Inquiry and the European Journal of Marketing. Other publications include the textbook 'Organization Theory: Modern, Symbolic and Postmodern Perspectives' (OUP 1997) and 'The Expressive Organization: Linking Identity, Reputation and the Corporate Brand' (OUP 2000, co -edited with Majken Schultz and Mogens Holten Larsen). Majken Schultz (PhD Copenhagen Business School 1986) is Professor of Management at the Copenhagen Business School at the Department of Intercultural Communication and Management. She is currently leading the research-based Corporate Brand Initiative in collaboration with Mary Jo Hatch. She has published numerous articles on organizational culture, corporate reputations and organizational identity, and image interrelations in academic journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, Organization Studies, the Journal of Management Inquiry, Corporate Reputation Review and the European Journal of Marketing. Other publications include 'The Expressive Organization: Linking Identity, Reputation and the Corporate Brand' (OUP 2000, co -edited with Mary Jo Hatch and Mogens Holten Larsen).

Table of Contents

    Introduction, Mary Jo Hatch and Majken Schultz
    Section I: The Roots of Organizational Identity in Sociology and Social Psychology
    1. Society and the Individual, C. H. Cooley
    2. The Self, G. H. Mead
    3. The Arts of Impression Management, E. Goffman
    4. An Integrative Theory of Intergroup Conflict, Henri Taijfel and John Turner
    5. Who is this 'We'? Levels of Colletive Identity and Self Representations, Marilynn B. Brewer and Wendi Gardner
    Section II: Early Development of Organizational Identity Theory
    6. Organizational Identity, Stuart Albert and David A. Whetten
    7. Amto-Social Actions of Committed Organizational Participants: An Existential Psychoanalytic Perspective, Howard S. Schwartz
    8. Social Identity Theory and the Organization, Blake E. Ashforth and Fred Mael
    9. Organization: From Substance to Image?, Mats Alvesson
    10. Keeping an Eye on the Mirror: Image and Identity in Organizational Adaptation, Jane E. Dutton and Janet M. Dukerich
    11. Organizational Impression Management as Reciprocal Influence Process: The Neglected Role of the Organizational Audience, Linda E. Ginzela, Roderick M. Kramer, and Robert I. Sutton
    Section III: Recent Developments in Organizational Identity Theory
    Section III.i: Multiple Identities
    12. Organizational Dress as a Symbol of Multilayered Social Identities, Michael G. Pratt and Anat Rafaeli
    13. Breaches in the Boardroom: Organizational Identity and Conflicts of Commitment in a Nonprofit Organization, Karen Golden-Biddle and Hayagreeva Rao
    Section III.ii: Stability and Change in Organizational Identity
    14. Organizational Identity, Image, and Adaptive Instability, Dennis A. Gioia, Majken Schultz, and Kevin G. Corley
    15. The Dynamics of Organizational Identity, Mary Jo Hatch and Majken Schultz
    Section III.iii: Identity as Narrative and Discourse
    16. Identity Regulation as Organizational Control Producing the Appropriate Individual, Mats Alvesson and Hugh Willmott
    17. Narratives of Individual and Organizational Identities, Barbara Czarniawska
    Section III.iv: Audiences for Identity
    18. Members' Responses to Organizational Identity Threats: Encountering and Countering the Business Week Rankings, Kimberly D. Elsbach and Roderick M. Kramer
    19. Organizational Identity: Linkages Between Internal and External Communication, George Cheney and Lars Thøger Christensen

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