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ETHOS AND COOPERATIVE BEHAVIOR: AN EXPLORATION OF THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN AN ORGANIZATION'S IDENTITY AND ITS COLLABORATIVE REVIEW PROCESSES

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Alexis Davis (Creator)
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East Carolina University (ECU )
Web Site: http://www.ecu.edu/lib/

Abstract: This dissertation explores the ways in which organizational identity actually functions within the day-to-day processes of an organization, showing how organizational identity trickles down into collaborative writing processes and what the effects of this trickle-down are, in terms of the document being produced, the workgroup producing the document, and the organization as a whole. Specifically, the dissertation examines the organizational identity of the Employees Association of the State and discovers how identity traits or characteristics influence the collaborative review process of EAS's newsletter. First I examine the public-sector labor association to discover its organizational identity through the perceptions of its employees. I then examine the review and revise processes of the writing group which produces the organization's member-directed newsletter. Finally, I make visible any connections that exist between the organization's identity and its review processes, focusing especially on the effects on EAS's ethos and on the cooperative behaviors of its employees.  

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Dissertation
Date: 1905
Keywords
Organization Theory, Technical Communication

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ETHOS AND COOPERATIVE BEHAVIOR: AN EXPLORATION OF THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN AN ORGANIZATION'S IDENTITY AND ITS COLLABORATIVE REVIEW PROCESSEShttp://thescholarship.ecu.edu/bitstream/handle/10342/3166/Davis_ecu_0600D_10338.pdfThe described resource references, cites, or otherwise points to the related resource.