Tradition and identity change in public sector science organizations

Barbara Simpson, Paul Hibbert

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    Abstract

    This paper addresses a gap in the organizational studies literature by developing tradition as a theoretical and empirical construct that parallels dynamic conceptions of identity construction. It draws on the 80 year history of the New Zealand public science sector to illustrate both the enduring and emergent nature of two specific strands of tradition. The authors conclude that if identity is conceived as a multi-dynamic process, then tradition comprises those aspects of identity that are distinguished by their long constructive and reconstructive timeframes.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages1110-1126
    Number of pages16
    JournalInternational Journal of Public Administration
    Volume31
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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    Keywords

    • tradition
    • identity
    • constructivism
    • new zealand science sector
    • organizational studies

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