The Social Negotiation of Group Prototype Ambiguity in Dynamic Organizational Contexts

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleThe Social Negotiation of Group Prototype Ambiguity in Dynamic Organizational Contexts Author(S)Caroline A. Bartel (Author)
Abstract  This article focuses on how the changing nature of work and working today elicits prototype ambiguity in groups—a shared perception among group members that the attributes, attitudes, and actions that define and describe the typical group member are unclear. We offer a functionalist account of prototype ambiguity identifying social contexts that reliably trigger ambiguity in group prototypes, group-level consequences of prototype ambiguity that motivate corrective action, and social negotiation processes by which group members adaptively resolve prototype ambiguity ...Paginationp 503-524
SubjectManagementDescriptorsManagement
Journal TitleThe Academy of Management Review  
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