The impact of employee communication and perceived external prestige on organizational identification

Ale Smidts, Adriaan T.H. Pruyn, Cees B.M. van Riel

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    Abstract

    Employees' organizational identification was measured in three organizations. Results show that employee communication augments perceived external prestige and helps explain organizational identification. Communication climate plays a central role, mediating the impact on organizational identification of the content of communication. The relative impacts of employee communication and perceived external prestige on organizational identification differ between organizations; this was attributed to differences in reputation of the companies. Consequences of the results for the management of organizational identification are discussed
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)1051-1062
    Number of pages12
    JournalAcademy of Management journal
    Volume49
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

    Keywords

    • IR-70175
    • METIS-201027

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