Facilitating Organizational Socialization: An Introduction

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This handbook focuses on organizational socialization, or the process through which individuals acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors required to adapt to a new work role. This chapter launches the handbook by defining organizational socialization, differentiating this term from the related concept of onboarding. The importance of organizational socialization is discussed, and the major sections and contributions of this handbook are outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Organizational Socialization
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199971152
ISBN (Print)0199763674, 9780199763672
StatePublished - Nov 21 2012


  • Diversity
  • Employee adjustment
  • Expatriation
  • Learning new jobs
  • New employees
  • Onboarding
  • Organizational socialization
  • Proactivity
  • Work transitions


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