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Social Identity and Self-Categorization Processes in Organizational Contexts

Michael A. Hogg and Deborah J. Terry
The Academy of Management Review
Vol. 25, No. 1 (Jan., 2000), pp. 121-140
Published by: Academy of Management
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/259266
Page Count: 20
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Abstract

Although aspects of social identity theory are familiar to organizational psychologists, its elaboration, through self-categorization theory, of how social categorization and prototype-based depersonalization actually produce social identity effects is less well known. We describe these processes, relate self-categorization theory to social identity theory, describe new theoretical developments in detail, and show how these developments can address a range of organizational phenomena. We discuss cohesion and deviance, leadership, subgroup and sociodemographic structure, and mergers and acquisitions.

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