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Organizational Identity

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Introduced by Stuart Albert and David Whetten, organizational identity generally refers to the central and enduring features of an organization that its members believe distinguish it from other organizations and groups. Research on organizational identity is practically and theoretically significant because it can be used to explain organization-specific phenomena, such as organizational leadership, performance, culture, and many other organizational happenings. The need to understand organizational identity and identification transcends disciplinary demarcations by drawing interest from a ...

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