Communication Patterns as Determinants of Organizational Identification in a Virtual Organization

Batia M. Wiesenfeld, Sumita Raghuram, Raghu B. Garud

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Recent advances in information technologies provide employees the freedom to work from any place and at any time. Such temporal and spatial dispersion, however, weakens the ties that bind organizations and their members. We suggest that organizational identification may be the critical glue linking virtual workers and their organizations. We explore the role that information technologies play in the creation and maintenance of a common identity among decoupled organization members.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)777-790
Number of pages14
JournalOrganization Science
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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