Identification in Organizations: An Examination of Four Fundamental Questions

  title={Identification in Organizations: An Examination of Four Fundamental Questions},
  author={Blake E. Ashforth and Spencer H. Harrison and Kevin G. Corley},
  journal={Journal of Management},
  pages={325 - 374}
The literature on identification in organizations is surprisingly diverse and large. This article reviews the literature in terms of four fundamental questions. First, under “What is identification?,” it outlines a continuum from narrow to broad formulations and differentiates situated identification from deep identification and organizational identification from organizational commitment. Second, in answer to “Why does identification matter?,” it discusses individual and organizational… 

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