This dissertation consists of the first three papers in a stream of organization theory research inspired by the insight that humans are as motivated by identity self interest—or the “longing to belong”—as by instrumental self interest. The first paper spells out this insight and its implications for the governance of knowledge intensive organizations; the second paper offers an empirical test of the fundamental assumption that a continuum of motivation influences governance arrangements; and the third paper uses a historical case study to refine process theories of organization by emphasizing the struggle for dominance between identity groups and their logics.
|Commitee:||Hamilton, III, Robert D., Kumaraswamy, Arun, Scott, Jonathan|
|Department:||Business Administration/Strategic Management|
|School Location:||United States -- Pennsylvania|
|Source:||DAI-A 72/04, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Economic sociology, Embeddedness, Identity, Open source, Organizational democracy, Process theory|
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