Definitions of fit and misfit in Northern Europe : insights from a cross-national research collaboration
conference contributionposted on 2010-01-01, 00:00 authored by Jonathan Billsberry, R De Cooman
This paper addresses the well-established definitional issues in the organisational fit and misfit literatures. In particular, it reflects upon the poorly defined nature of the terms ‘fit’ and ‘misfit’ and the way they are used by researchers across languages and national borders. During a scholarly visit of the second author to the first author’s laboratory, it quickly became apparent that their understanding of the two terms was subtly different. These differences are discussed and implications developed. The paper ends with suggestions for how these differences might be systematically studied.