Title

Territoriality in Organizations

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

7-2005

Abstract

Territorial feelings and behaviors are important, pervasive, and yet largely overlooked aspects of organizational life. Organizational members can and do become territorial over physical spaces, ideas, roles, relationships, and other potential possessions in organizations. We examine how territorial behaviors are used to construct, communicate, maintain, and restore territories in organizations. We then go on to discuss the organizational consequences of these behaviors, including their effects on organizational commitment, conflict, preoccupation, and individual isolation.

Discipline

Organizational Behavior and Theory

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Academy of Management Review

Volume

30

Issue

3

First Page

577

Last Page

594

ISSN

0363-7425

Identifier

10.5465/AMR.2005.17293710

Publisher

Academy of Management