Jane E. Dutton                                                   

Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Business Administration and Psychology

Identity and Identification in Organizations


Sonenshein, S., DeCelles, K.A., and J.E. Dutton. It's Not Easy Being Green: The Role Of Self-Evaluations In Explaining Support Of Environmental Issues, Academy of Management Journal, 57, 7-37, 2014.

Grant. A. and J. Dutton. Beneficiary or Benefactor, Are People More Prosocial When They Reflect on Receiving or Giving,  Psychological Science, 23: 1033-1039, 2012.

Sonenshein, S., J. Dutton, A. Grant, G. Spreitzer and K. Sutcliffe. Growing at Work: Employees’ Interpretations of Progressive Self-Change at Work. Organization Science, 24, 2, 552-570, 2013.

Dutton, J.E., L.M. Roberts and J. Bednar. Using a Positive Lens to Complicate the Positive in Identity ResearchAcademy of Management Review, 427-431, April 2011.

Dutton, J. E. , L.M. Roberts and J. Bednar. Pathways for Positive Identity Construction at Work: Four Types of Positive Identity and the Building of Social Resources, Academy of Management Review, Vol. 35, No. 2, 265-293, 2010.

Grant, A.M., J. Dutton, and B.D. Rosso.  Giving Commitment: Employee Support Programs and the Prosocial Sensemaking ProcessAcademy of Management Journal, 51, 5, 898-918, 2008.

Roberts. L.M., J. Dutton. G. Spreitzer and E.D. Heaphy. Composing the Reflected Best Self-Portrait: Building Pathways for Becoming Extraordinary in Work Organizations, Academy of Management Review, 30, 4, 712-736, 2005.

Albert, S., B. Ashforth and J. Dutton.  Organizational Identity and Identification: Charting New Waters and Building New Bridges Academy of Management Review, 25, 1, 13-18, 2000.

Rafaeli, A., J. Dutton, C. V. Harquail and S. Lewis.  Navigating by Attire: The Functions of Dress at WorkAcademy of Management Journal, 40, 1, 9-45, 1997.

Dutton, J., J. Dukerich and C.V. Harquail.  Organizational Images and Member Identification Administrative Science Quarterly, June, 239-262, 1994.  (Recipient of ASQ Award for Scholarly Contribution, 2000)

Dutton, J. and J. Dukerich.  Keeping an Eye on the Mirror: The Role of Image and Identity in Organizational Adaptation Academy of Management Journal, 34, 3, 517-554, 1991.  (Recipient of Best Paper Award for AMJ, 1992)

Book Chapters & Research Annuals

Dutton, J., L. Roberts and J. Bednar.  Prosocial Practices, Positive Identity, and Flourishing at Work.  In S. Donaldson, M. Csikszentmihalyi and J. Nakamura (Eds.)  Applied Positive Psychology: Improving Everyday Life, Schools, Work, Health, and Society, New York: Routledge, 2011.

Bartel, C. and J. Dutton.  Ambiguous Organizational Memberships: Constructing Organizational Identities in Interactions with Others.  In M. Hogg and D.J. Jerry (Eds.)  Social Identity Processes in Organizational Contexts, Psychology Press, 2001 115-130. 

Edited Books

Exploring Positive Identities and Organizations: Building a Theoretical and Research Foundation.  L.M. Roberts and J.E. Dutton (Eds.) New York, NY: Routledge, 2009.  


Concluding Chapter



Media Coverage

Amortegui, Jessica. Why Finding Meaning at Work is More Important Than Feeling Happy, Fast Company, June 26, 2014.

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Identity and Identification in Organizations


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