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Collective and individual identities in the external communication of regional cluster firms : the case of Franciacorta wineries

Zamparini, Alessandra ; Lurati, Fransceso (Dir.) ; Grandinetti, Roberto (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2013 ; 2013COM009.

Researchers have expressed growing interest in how organizations communicate their identities to claim institutional positioning (Foreman, Whetten, McPhee & Zaug, 2000) in their fields and to seek a strategic balance between legitimacy and distinctiveness (Deephouse, 1999). They have also paid increasing attention to less explored forms of organizational fields, such as...

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Market partitioning, organizational identity and geography : Empirical and simulation evidence in the German electricity market after deregulation

Liu, Min ; Larsen, Erik (Dir.) ; Wezel, Filippo Carlo (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2011 ; 2011ECO003.

This dissertation develops and tests theories on identity-based resource partitioning in the context of the German electricity market after deregulation in 1998. I apply insights from the recent theoretical development on organizational identity and pay special attention to the roles of audience heterogeneity which is observed through the lens of geography. Based on both theoretical arguments...

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Perceived threat to change in organizational identity and collective self-efficacy in organizations

Illia, Laura

This research documents the empirical results of a study investigating the role of collective selfefficacy for resistance to change in organizational identity. Arising from the belief that members’ threat perception to change in organizational identity creates resistance, thus far studies have explained the existence of this threat perception by focusing on the role of organizational identity...

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Perceived threats in changing the traits of organizational identity

Illia, Laura

This research documents the empirical results of intentional change in an organizational identity where resistance emerges. We develop and test a theoretical model describing why members of an organization in such situations of change perceive a threat of organizational identity traits. Research results illustrate that the essentiality of organizational identity traits and their influence on...

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Perché emerge la resistenza a cambiare i tratti dell'identità organizzativa?

Illia, Laura

Questo lavoro di ricerca documenta i risultati empirici qualitativi e quantitativi di un caso di studio sul cambiamento identitario de facto di un’organizzazione. In base ad un approccio che integra la prospettiva cognitiva a quella cognitiva psicologica, viene definito un modello teorico che discute perché in situazione di cambiamento i membri dell’organizzazione percepiscono una minaccia...