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Exploring the identity and "sense of identity" of organisations.

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dc.contributor.author Van Tonder, C.L.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-04T09:55:10Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-04T09:55:10Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation 32(3), 12-25. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/1497
dc.description.abstract During the past two decades a steady increase in scholarly contributions in the area of organisation identity have been observed – to the point that the phenomenon is now the subject of a sustainable discourse in several disciplines. Many theoretical and conceptual dilemmas however remain, largely as a result of the low incidence of empirical research in the area. This study reports the results of an exploratory investigation that adapted Schley and Wagenfield’s (1979) concept of identity for use in an organisational setting. Interviews were conducted with 152 top managers representing 10 companies. The results indicate that organisational responses to the question “who am I?" elicit distinctive organisational self-descriptions and some awareness of identity issues. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher SA Journal of Industrial Psychology en
dc.rights Complies with the rights as specified by the publisher: http://www.sajip.co.za/ & Copyright University of Johannesburg en
dc.subject Organisation identity en
dc.subject Organisational self-descriptions en
dc.subject Sense of identity en
dc.title Exploring the identity and "sense of identity" of organisations. en
dc.type Article en

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