Organizational Identity, Image and Adaptive Instability

Dennis Gioia, Majken Schultz, Kevin G. Corley

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Abstrakt

Organizational identity usually is portrayed as that which is core, distinctive, and enduring about the character of an organization. We argue that because of the reciprocal interrelationships between identity and image, organizational identity, rather than enduring, is better viewed as a relatively fluid and unstable concept. We further argue that instead of destabilizing an organization, this instability in identity is actually adaptive in accomplishing change. The analysis leads to some provocative, but nonetheless constructive, implications for theory, research, and practice.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftAcademy of Management Review
Vol/bind25
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)63-81
Antal sider19
ISSN0363-7425
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2000

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