Responding to Organizational Identity Threats: Exploring the role of Organizational Culture

Davide Ravasi, Majken Schultz

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    Abstrakt

    In this paper, we present a longitudinal study of organizational responses to environmental changes that induce members to question aspects of their organization's identity. Our findings highlight the role of organizational culture as a source of cues supporting "sensemaking" action carried out by leaders as they reevaluate their conceptualization of their organization, and as a platform for "sensegiving" actions aimed at affecting internal perceptions. Building on evidence from our research, we develop a theoretical framework for understanding how the interplay of construed images and organizational culture shapes changes in institutional claims and shared understandings about the identity of an organization.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftAcademy of Management Journal
    Vol/bind49
    Udgave nummer3
    Sider (fra-til)433-458
    Antal sider26
    ISSN0001-4273
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - jun. 2006

    Emneord

    • Virksomhedens identitet
    • Virksomhedens Image
    • Organisationskultur

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