The influence of the Impression Management theory in the behaviors that affect relationship between people and organization
Keywords:Impression management, human resource management, social responsibility, personal image
Impression management (IM), the process by which individuals -consciously or unconsciously- try to control the impressions others form of them, plays an important role in the relationship between people and organizations. This article reviews the existing literature on this concept, in a multidisciplinary and systematic way, analysing and combining the different approaches from which it has been studied: social behavior; organizational behavior and human resource management; and social responsibility. It offers a comprehensive and proper definition considering the three dimensions of individual behavior and its implications for business organization. It finally comes to show a “path" for future research on the IM theory applied to the organizational level.
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