Exploring the relationship between fit and misfit : an in-depth qualitative study

Talbot, Danielle and Billsberry, Jon 2009, Exploring the relationship between fit and misfit : an in-depth qualitative study, in Green Management Matters : 69th Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2009, Academy of Management, Chicago, Ill..

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Title Exploring the relationship between fit and misfit : an in-depth qualitative study
Author(s) Talbot, Danielle
Billsberry, Jon
Conference name Academy of Management annual meeting (69th : 2009 : Chicago, Ill.)
Conference location Chicago, Ill.
Conference dates 7-11 Aug. 2009
Title of proceedings Green Management Matters : 69th Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2009
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2009
Conference series Academy of Management Meeting
Publisher Academy of Management
Place of publication Chicago, Ill.
Keyword(s) person-organisation fit
misfit
causal mapping
Summary An underlying assumption within person-organisation fit research has been that misfit and fit are opposite ends of a spectrum. However, little research has been conducted into the nature of misfit. This paper outlines a qualitative study to identify firstly, what causes employees to fit or misfit and secondly, whether these states are polar opposites or different constructs. The findings suggest that fit and misfit are categorical constructs as they are caused by different factors and impetuses. Although organisational factors caused both fit and misfit, supervisors appear instrumental in causing misfit perceptions and job factors seem closely aligned to fit perceptions.
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Language eng
Field of Research 159999 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30034949

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Deakin Graduate School of Business
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