On Celebrating the Organizational Identity Metaphor: A Rejoinder to Cornelissen

7 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2003

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Dennis A. Gioia

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Management & Organization

Majken Schultz

Copenhagen Business School - Department of Economics

Kevin G. Corley

Arizona State University - W. P. Carey School of Business

Abstract

We disagree strongly with Cornelissen's critique of the organizational identity metaphor on grounds that he: seriously underplays the generative strength of metaphor in the study of organizations; inappropriately applies the standards of assessment from one paradigm to the approaches of another; and raises false concerns about issues of self reference, reification and multilevel transference of concepts, among others.

Suggested Citation

Gioia, Dennis A. and Schultz, Majken and Corley, Kevin G., On Celebrating the Organizational Identity Metaphor: A Rejoinder to Cornelissen. British Journal of Management, Vol. 13, pp. 269-275, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=368738

Dennis A. Gioia (Contact Author)

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Management & Organization ( email )

University Park, PA 16802-3306
United States

Majken Schultz

Copenhagen Business School - Department of Economics ( email )

Dalgas Have 15
DK- 2000 Frederiksberg C
Denmark

Kevin G. Corley

Arizona State University - W. P. Carey School of Business ( email )

Dept. of Management & Entrepreneurship
PO Box 874006
Tempe, AZ 85287
United States

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