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Dogs in Organizations

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Iain Munro



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Sage, 2019.

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What roles do dogs play in organizational life and formal organizations? Dogs are mostly ignored by organization theory despite the existence of a rich literature on human-animal studies that helps theoretical extension in the direction of organization studies. We discuss why and to what extent dogs are important actors in the lives of organizations and discuss reasons that explain such relevance in functional and symbolic terms. Overall we suggest that dogs can constitute another indicator of organizational diversity and explain why their presence in organization is more than just a fad.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Pina e Cunha M, Rego A, Munro I

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Human Relations

Year: 2019

Volume: 72

Issue: 4

Pages: 778-800

Print publication date: 01/04/2019

Online publication date: 18/07/2018

Acceptance date: 29/03/2018

Date deposited: 30/03/2018

ISSN (print): 0018-7267

ISSN (electronic): 1741-282X

Publisher: Sage


DOI: 10.1177/0018726718780210


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