Identity in Organizations
Building Theory Through Conversations
- David A. Whetten - Brigham Young University, USA, Brigham Young University, Provo, USA
- Paul C. Godfrey - Brigham Young University, Provo, USA
Organization Studies (General)
The book focuses on three different paradigmatic views of identity: functionalist, interpretive and postmodern. Similarities and distinctions among these ways of understanding are explored, and numerous theoretical and practical insights are gained. The book concludes with a discussion of the relevance of identity as a construct in organizational study, and observations on conversation and theory building.
"The content of the book, conservational style, and the pushes to extract research questions are motivating."