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A social network approach to flexing the environment in organizational fit

Godrich, Stephen G. (2013). A social network approach to flexing the environment in organizational fit. In: British Academy of Management Conference Proceedings, 10-12 Sep 2013, Liverpool, UK.

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This developmental paper looks at how organizational fit has een assessed, principally, from the perspective of the ndividual person(P). It goes on to suggest that the influence of the environment (E) – through the development of informal social networks - may be more salient to individuals in the workplace and have greater influence for those individuals over outcomes such as job satisfaction and organizational commitment. The paper suggests that it may be that individuals form social networks outside of the usual organizational constraints/structures of, for example, the geographic location of where the employee works. This paper contends that value congruence amongst disparate individuals in the workplace may be the basis for developing a social network. If so, this would suggest that it could be environmental factors which encourage or discourage the formation of informal social networks which may be more salient to individuals in the workplace over and above any sense of organizational fit. Finally, the paper suggests how the hypothesis might be tested.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 Godrich
Keywords: social network; organizational fit; values congruence
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
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Item ID: 38658
Depositing User: Steve Godrich
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2013 08:46
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2018 05:52
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