Identity in Organizations

Building Theory Through Conversations

by Whetten, David A; Godfrey, Paul;

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.

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: July 1998
  • English
  • 9781452263182 / 0761909478
  • California
  • Primary Price: 46.99 GBP
  • Pages: 320
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications, Inc
  • Readership: Postgraduate
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: edited by David Whetton and Paul Godfrey.
  • Series: Foundations for Organizational Science
  • Reference Code: BDZ0001464649