The ASA framework as rhetoric

Nelson, Patrick C. and Billsberry, J. 2009, The ASA framework as rhetoric, in Green Management Matters : 69th Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2009, [Academy of Management], Chicago, Ill..

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Title The ASA framework as rhetoric
Author(s) Nelson, Patrick C.
Billsberry, J.
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.
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 contains a 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.
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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:30034952

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