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Toward an Understanding of Organization Establishing Sense of Place

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This article will contribute to management literature by providing insight into the dynamics that affect organizations establishing sense-of-place (SOP) in communities. This includes discussing the critical variables whose nexus of interactions influences the organizations establishment of SOP. Further, the article will advance a model that illustrates this dynamic in the Place Based Network (PBN) model. The PBN is a foundation for an interpretation of how sense of place is socially constructed, and it recognizes the role organizations play in developing its intentions and the meanings it may create in their community. Toward an Understanding of Organization Establishing Sense of Place Successful organizations behave in ways that are consistent with their culture, history and strategic intentions. Communities likewise operate in ways that are consistent with their own vision and stakeholder wishes. Communities desire to recruit or import organizations that will satisfy valued economic and social requirements, and which portray the desirable characteristics of the community (Wright, 2002; Kemmis, 1990). Management literature does not discuss SOP as a concept for guiding organizationa

Year: 2008
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