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Some suggestions for mapping organizational members' sense of fit

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posted on 2024-06-13, 10:41 authored by J Billsberry, V Ambrosini, J Moss-Jones, P Marsh
Despite its importance in the organizational behavior literature, person-organization (P-O) fit remains an elusive construct. One reason for this is the lack of research about organizational members' own sense of their P-O fit. In this paper we discuss the criteria required of suitable research tools to explore this domain. Drawing on arguments from the cognition literature, we argue that storytelling and causal mapping techniques are suitable for exploring organizational members' sense of fit. We conclude with a short example of the method in action and a discussion of some of the practical issues that researchers will face.

History

Journal

Journal of business and psychology

Volume

19

Season

Summer

Pagination

555-570

Location

New York, N.Y.

ISSN

0889-3268

eISSN

1573-353X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2005, Springer Science+Business Media

Issue

4

Publisher

Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers