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

  • S. Alexander Haslam (a1) and Naomi Ellemers (a2)

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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