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Effectuating Person-Organization Fit – Effectuation in Organizations

Issues: Volume 4, Issue 2
Authors: Reija A. Häkkinen

Industrial policies of innovation concentrate on funding or encouraging promising innovations entailing growth or that have possibilities of internationalization. However, concrete innovation process happens in and between individuals. Effectuation is a logic that is emergent and iterative in nature. It develops through enactment and trial-and-error processes that follow deep expertise, contextual experience and abilities to leverage contingencies. Harnessing individuals to challenge their working environment to function better may improve both work well-being and organization performance. The integration of person-organization fit and effectuation suggest that paying attention to effectuation and encouraging it in organizations may beneficially affect individual and group-level identity formation and enactment in organizations. This paper contributes in finding the linkage between core topics in the organizational psychology: person-organization fit, innovative endeavors, and effectuation.

Keywords: EFFECTUATION; EMPLOYEE; ENACTMENT; ENTREPRENEURSHIP; ORGANIZATION; PERSON ORGANIZATION FIT
JEL classification: D81; J24; D83; L26; D23
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5947/jeod.2015.009
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