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Finding Positivity During a Major Organizational Change: In Search of Triggers of Employees’ Positive Perceptions and Feelings

Emotions and Identity

ISBN: 978-1-78714-438-5, eISBN: 978-1-78714-437-8

ISSN: 1746-9791

Publication date: 13 July 2017

Abstract

This study explores the sources and triggers of positivity during a major organizational change. The qualitative research methodology is developed around discovering and interpreting employees’ perceptions in a mergers & acquisitions (M&A) process. The results lead us to suggest that change may be perceived in at least three positive ways to constitute positive identity construction. Implications for work-related identity and identification research are discussed.

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Raitis, J., Harikkala-Laihinen, R., Hassett, M. and Nummela, N. (2017), "Finding Positivity During a Major Organizational Change: In Search of Triggers of Employees’ Positive Perceptions and Feelings", Emotions and Identity (Research on Emotion in Organizations, Vol. 13), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 3-16. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1746-979120170000013001

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