Remembering Mead' s 'I-me'-dialectic in organizational socialization theory

Line Revsbæk

Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftPaperForskning

Resumé

From the standpoint of a recent case study on newcomer innovation during organizational entry, G. H. Mead’s theory on becoming a self in community is explored. It is argued that Mead’s concept of the ‘I-me’-dialectic is a key notion in understanding newcomer innovation on process theory terms. The emphasis on the spontaneous response of ‘I’ in Mead’s theory supplements otherwise dominant assimilation perspectives in the field of organizational socialization, and suggests for understanding newcomer innovation and assimilation not as an ‘either/or’ but a simultaneous process. The presentation of Mead’s theory is accentuated with case study narratives. Drawing on Mead’s theory the experience of ‘being insider’ is understood as a situational attribute, rather than as something a community member start out not being and at some point become for the extend of the membership period.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato23. jun. 2015
Antal sider12
StatusUdgivet - 23. jun. 2015
BegivenhedSeventh International Symposium on Process Organizational Studies: Skillful Performance : Enacting Expertise, Competence, and Capabilities in Organizations - Helona Resort, Kos, Grækenland
Varighed: 23. jun. 201527. jun. 2015

Konference

KonferenceSeventh International Symposium on Process Organizational Studies
LokationHelona Resort
LandGrækenland
ByKos
Periode23/06/201527/06/2015

Fingeraftryk

socialization theory
dialectics
innovation
assimilation
socialization
supplement
community
narrative
experience

Citer dette

Revsbæk, L. (2015). Remembering Mead' s 'I-me'-dialectic in organizational socialization theory. Afhandling præsenteret på Seventh International Symposium on Process Organizational Studies, Kos, Grækenland.
Revsbæk, Line. / Remembering Mead' s 'I-me'-dialectic in organizational socialization theory. Afhandling præsenteret på Seventh International Symposium on Process Organizational Studies, Kos, Grækenland.12 s.
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Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftPaperForskning

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