Identities, Genres, and Organizational Forms
Organization Science, 2005

In recent years, there has been an increasing emphasis within organizational ecology on identity as a fundamental basis for the conceptualization and identification of organizational forms. This paper, by Associate Professor Greta Hsu and co-author Michael T. Hannan from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, highlights the benefits of an identity-based conceptualization of organizational forms and outlines an identity-based agenda for organizational ecology.