Reference : Emergent identity formation and the co-operative: Theory building in relation to alte...
Scientific journals : Article
Business & economic sciences : Social economics
Business & economic sciences : General management & organizational theory
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/189798
Emergent identity formation and the co-operative: Theory building in relation to alternative organizational forms
English
Nelson, Teresa [> >]
Nelson, Dylan [> >]
Huybrechts, Benjamin mailto [Université de Liège > HEC-Ecole de gestion : UER > Management en économie sociale >]
Dufays, Frédéric mailto [Université de Liège > HEC-Ecole de gestion : UER > Management en économie sociale >]
O'Shea, Noreen [> >]
Trasciani, Giorgia [> >]
2016
Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
Routledge
28
3-4
Identity
286-309
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0898-5626
1464-5114
Abingdon
United Kingdom
[en] cooperative ; identity ; alternative organizational form
[en] How are identities of alternative forms of organization constructed and how does this process differ relative to normative forms socially expected? In this research we consider identity formation in co-operatives, a population of organizations allied globally through values and practices such as democratic participation, voluntary and open membership, and limited return to capital investment. As an extension of current thinking on identity formation in entrepreneurship and organizational theory, we use co-operatives to explore social expectations and institutional arrangements around form at the societal, population, and organizational levels using a population ecology framework. We develop a research agenda based on propositions that address specific features of identity formation in less typical forms of organization, including tensions with normative business expectations, engagement with identity audiences, embeddedness in networks and alliances, structural factors influencing identity, and identity ambiguity.
Centre d'Économie Sociale - CES
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/189798
10.1080/08985626.2016.1155744

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