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Culture, Self-Identity, and Work

Miriam Erez and P. Christopher Earley


The focus of this book is the development and application of a middle-range theory of culture, self-identity, and work behaviour. According to the authors' self-representative theory, three components are relevant to an individual's work behaviour: cultural and situational characteristics, cognitive representation of the self, and managerial practices and techniques used in an organisation. Culture is viewed as a shared knowledge structure that results in decreased variability in individual interpretation of stimuli. The self is viewed as a dynamic interpretive structure that shapes an individ ... More

Keywords: work culture, working self-identity, work behaviour, self-representative theory, cognitive representation, managerial practices, work environment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780195075809
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195075809.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Miriam Erez, author
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

P. Christopher Earley, author
University of California, Irvine, and University of Minnesota