"Identity In and Around Organisations," The European Business Review


Published: 24May2013

Authors: Schultz, Majken; Maguire, Steve

Publication: The European Business Review


At the heart of any successful organisation lies a powerful conception of identity: the coherent way in which it presents itself to its stakeholders and employees, containing its purpose, goals and key characteristics. However, the traditional idea of identity as a stable, solid and reliable concept may not be the best way of approaching and managing your organisation. Rather, Majken Schultz and Steve Maguire argue that organisations would benefit from adopting a process-based view of identity, which integrates history, on-going change and market instability into its definition.