The impact of innovation on organizational members has been examined in various ways. However, relatively few studies have addressed how innovation processes shape people's work-related identities (and vice versa). This chapter argues that the concept of identity is useful for considering the relationship of the person to the organization in the context of innovation. It evaluates the potential contributions of Social Identity Theory and Constructivist/ Constructionist accounts of identity to this area. Finally, it presents data from case studies of innovations in the British health service to illustrate the value of an interpretive approach to identity and innovation.
|Title of host publication||The International Handbook on Innovation|
|Editors||Larisa V. Shavinina|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|