ERIC Number: EJ634171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Organizational Socialization as Instrument and Symbol: An Extended Institutional Theory Perspective.
Fogarty, Timothy J.; Dirsmith, Mark W.
Human Resource Development Quarterly, v12 n3 p247-66 Fall 2001
Uses three types of isomorphism--normative, coercive, and mimetic--to illustrate how organizational socialization an be interpreted as a symbolic response to societal expectations. Advances institutional theory by demonstrating that socialization is not exclusively pragmatic. (Contains 106 references.) (SK)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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