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Organizational identity construction as a control mechanism (2023)

Sintonen, T., Auvinen, T., Takala, T., Sajasalo, P., & Järvenpää, M. (2023). Organizational identity construction as a control mechanism. In P. Kalmi, M. Järvenpää, & T. Auvinen (Eds.), Responsible Finance and Digitalization : Implications and Developments (pp. 255-270). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003144427-20

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Sintonen, Teppo; Auvinen, Tommi; Takala, Tuomo; Sajasalo, Pasi; Järvenpää, Marko

Parent publication: Responsible Finance and Digitalization : Implications and Developments

Parent publication editors: Kalmi, Panu; Järvenpää, Marko; Auvinen, Tommi

ISBN: 978-0-367-70061-4

eISBN: 978-1-003-14442-7

Publication year: 2023

Publication date: 09/08/2022

Pages range: 255-270

Number of pages in the book: 296

Publisher: Routledge

Place of Publication: Abingdon

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003144427-20

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/83960


This study examines how identities become constructed and regulated during a strategic organizational change process. Planning and implementing a strategy is a social process, which consists of constructing, delivering, compelling, receiving, resisting and multiple contradicting meanings. The process includes multiple social factors influencing the strategy. The visions, notions, images, conceptions, assumptions and appreciation of members of an organization make the process dynamic and flexible. Thus, the strategy process is also always a matter of organizational change. By participating in the strategy process, the members produce meanings for the process and receive meanings produced somewhere else that shape their conceptions of the organization and of themselves. Another social process that takes place in organizations, and through which the meanings become negotiated, is identity formation. It is constructed in and around an organization, in its social and cultural interactions.

Keywords: corporate strategies; strategy work; organisational changes; organisational culture; social interaction; identity (mental objects)

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2023

Preliminary JUFO rating: 3

Last updated on 2023-03-04 at 09:12