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Some suggestions for mapping organizational members' sense of fit

Billsberry, Jon; Ambrosini, Veronique; Moss-Jones, John and Marsh, Philip (2005). Some suggestions for mapping organizational members' sense of fit. Journal of Business and Psychology, 19(4) pp. 555–570.

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Despite its importance in the organizational behavior literature, person–organization (P–O) fit remains an elusive construct. One reason for this is the lack of research about organizational members own sense of their P–O fit. In this paper we discuss the criteria required of suitable research tools to explore this domain. Drawing on arguments from the cognition literature, we argue that storytelling and causal mapping techniques are suitable for exploring organizational members sense of fit. We conclude with a short example of the method in action and a discussion of some of the practical issues that researchers will face.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1573-353X
Keywords: causal mapping; person–organization fit; storytelling
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 1246
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 08:49
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