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Session Type: Showcase Symposium
Program Session: 1022 | Submission: 10295 | Sponsor(s): (OMT, MOC)
Scheduled: Monday, Aug 7 2017 9:45AM - 11:15AM at Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Marquis M104
Identities and Categories: Reflections, Integration, and Future Directions
Identities and Categories
Theme: At the InterfaceResearch

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Discussant: Joseph Porac, New York U.
Presenter: Greta Hsu, U. of California, Davis
Presenter: Michael Jensen, U. of Michigan
Presenter: Ming De Leung, U. of California, Berkeley
Presenter: Chad Navis, Clemson U.
Organizer: Jade Lo, Drexel U.
Organizer: Eunice Yunjin Rhee, Seattle U.
Research on identity has thrived in the fields of organizational behavior, organization theory, and strategy. Issues related to categories and categorization have also received tremendous amount of attention, evolving into a robust research stream since Zuckerman’s (1999) seminal work. Yet, while these two concepts are intricately intertwined, the literature on identity and on categorization has mostly been developed as separate research streams. With burgeoning interest in category and identity studies, this symposium is proposed with three broad agendas in mind: (1) to further promote the connection between research on categories/categorization and literature on identities; (2) to explicitly consider the implications of moving across levels of analysis; (3) to open up new research directions in the realm of category and identity studies. Given that both category and identity are fundamental concepts, or “master constructs”, that not only shapes our understanding of the world but also may facilitate the creation of new ideas and given the closely interrelated relationship between them, we believe that such a conversation will enrich our understanding of organizational life and spark new ideas for advancing knowledge in the fields of management and organization studies.
Search Terms: Categories | Categorization | Identity
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