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Social identification is generally a prerequisite for group success and does not preclude intragroup differentiation

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  26 October 2016

S. Alexander Haslam
Affiliation:
School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane QLD 4072, Australia. a.haslam@uq.edu.auhttps://www.psy.uq.edu.au/directory/index.html?id=2129
Naomi Ellemers
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Utrecht University, 3584 CS Utrecht, The Netherlands. n.ellemers@uu.nlhttp://http://www.uu.nl/staff/NEllemers/0

Abstract

On the basis of research in the social identity tradition, we contend (a) that identification and differentiation are not mutually exclusive, (b) that a sequence in which identification gives way to differentiation is not necessarily associated with superior organizational outcomes, and (c) that social identification, and leadership that builds this, is generally a prerequisite for group success.

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Open Peer Commentary
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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2016 

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