The (almost) ubiquitous ASA framework

Billsberry, J. and Nelson, P. 2009, The (almost) ubiquitous ASA framework, in BAM 2009 : The End of the Pier? Competing perspectives on the challenges facing business and management : British Academy of Management annual conference 2009, British Academy of Management, [Brighton, England].

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Title The (almost) ubiquitous ASA framework
Author(s) Billsberry, J.
Nelson, P.
Conference name British Academy of Management annual conference (2009 : Brighton, England)
Conference location Brighton, England
Conference dates 15-17 Sept. 2009
Title of proceedings BAM 2009 : The End of the Pier? Competing perspectives on the challenges facing business and management : British Academy of Management annual conference 2009
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2009
Conference series British Academy of Management Conference
Publisher British Academy of Management
Place of publication [Brighton, England]
Summary Ben Schneider’s ASA framework and the associated idea of homogeneity is a theoretical cornerstone on which most organisational person-environment (PE) fit studies are built. However, whilst it is commonly used to justify studies and to explain empirical findings, very few PE fit studies have moved the underlying ASA framework forward. More than 20 years on, the theory remains intact and has barely evolved. This paper begins with a short citation review that illustrates how the ASA framework is used in empirical studies. Following this, the body of the paper explores the reasons why the empirical studies that use the ASA framework as their theoretical underpinning are ineffective in revising Schneider’s ideas. The paper concludes with a discussion of the ASA framework’s rhetorical role and its inappropriateness as a theoretical justification of empirical PE fit studies.
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:30034951

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