Responding to Organizational Identity Threats: Exploring the Role of Organizational Culture

  title={Responding to Organizational Identity Threats: Exploring the Role of Organizational Culture},
  author={Davide Ravasi and Majken Schultz},
  journal={Academy of Management Journal},
In this paper, we present a longitudinal study of organizational responses to environmental changes that induce members to question aspects of their organization’s identity. Our findings highlight the role of organizational culture as a source of cues supporting “sensemaking” action carried out by leaders as they reevaluate their conceptualization of their organization, and as a platform for “sensegiving” actions aimed at affecting internal perceptions. Building on evidence from our research… 

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