Role Transitions in Organizational Life: An Identity-based Perspective / Edition 1

Role Transitions in Organizational Life: An Identity-based Perspective / Edition 1

by Blake Ashforth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805828931

ISBN-13: 9780805828931

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Identity-based approaches to understanding thoughts, feelings, and actions in organizations have produced, particularly in recent years, an array of rich insights that have broadened the domain of organizational behavior. This book brings these insights together in one complete source and uses them collectively to stretch further the boundaries of the discipline.…  See more details below

Overview

Identity-based approaches to understanding thoughts, feelings, and actions in organizations have produced, particularly in recent years, an array of rich insights that have broadened the domain of organizational behavior. This book brings these insights together in one complete source and uses them collectively to stretch further the boundaries of the discipline. Blake Ashforth accomplishes this goal by creating new ways of viewing the many forms of role transitions evident in organizational life. He looks at role transitions people make during the workday (i.e., from spouse/parent to employee) and studies the identity and status issues faced.

This unique authored book also creatively accomplishes two scholarly objectives. First, it provides a needed review, critique, and integration of what is known about being socially defined in an organizational context; and second, it provides fresh and intriguing perspectives on the dynamics of role engagement and disengagement both within and between organizations.

This book will appeal to psychologists,
managers, and lifespan development researchers interested in the transitions people make as they go through life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805828931
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Series:
Series in Organization and Management Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: A.P. Brief, J.P. Walsh, Series Editors' Foreword. Preface. Roles and Role Transitions. Role Identities. Psychological Motives Aroused by Role Transitions. Attributes of Role Transitions. Role Exit. Role Entry: Situational Context. Role Entry: Individual Dynamics. With M. Fugate, Role Transitions and the Life Span. With G.E. Kreiner, M. Fugate, S.A. Johnson, Micro Role Transitions. Epilogue: Summary and Major Themes.

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