Accession Number : ADA141812

Title :   Organizational Socialization to Innovativeness,

Corporate Author : ALFRED P SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Epstein,K A

PDF Url : ADA141812

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : This study tests theoretical associations between socialization practices and outcomes in an innovative organization: LINC, the main engineering group of a computer firm. Seven pairs of socialization practices are used to classify data gathered during interviews of a representative sample of supervisors. The data reveal that LINC practices those socialization strategies that serve to reinforce its innovative orientation by selecting individuals who will 'fit' on the basis of their creativity and individuality.

Descriptors :   *SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, ORGANIZATIONS

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE