Accession Number:

ADA141812

Title:

Organizational Socialization to Innovativeness,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ALFRED P SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE