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Title: The Dark Side of Organizational Identity
Authors: Jeyavelu, S.
Keywords: Organizational Identity
Obsessive Integration,
Obsessive Differentiation
Issue Date: 10-Apr-2007
Publisher: Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
Abstract: There is a darker side to every individual, social group, organization and society. This paper explores the dark side of organizational identity, a construct that has been gaining importance in both research and practice. Organizational identity defined as the central, enduring and distinguishing characteristics of an organization (Whetten, 2006), has a strong relationship with long term high impact decisions; sense making in organizations; experienced reality of organizational members; organizational change; resources, capabilities and competitiveness; leadership; organizational structure, strategy and culture; projected image and reputation; organizational response to crises; and mergers, acquisitions and spin offs (Albert and Whetten, 1985; Corley and Gioia, 2004; Corley et.al. 2006; Ravasi and Schultz 2006; Ravasi and van Rekom 2003; Soenen and Moingeon, 2002; Whetten 2006; Whetten and Godfrey, 1998). Past theoretical and empirical contributions have not looked at the probable ...
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2259/383
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