Abstract

Research on territorial behaviors in organizations is an emerging field (Brown, Crossley, & Robinson, 2014). Current theoretical approaches to territoriality rely heavily on a psychological ownership perspective; however, there is a wealth of theory organizational scholars can integrate from other disciplines (Altman, 1975; Ardrey, 1965; Brown, Lawrence, & Robinson, 2005). The purpose of this dissertation is to integrate an evolutionary perspective into organizational scholarship to explore new antecedents of territoriality. This research draws upon uncertainty management theory to hypothesize a moderated-mediated model predicting territorial behaviors. A measurement instrument is developed to test territoriality and findings from a three-wave field study are presented. Theoretical implications for the construct are discussed and areas for future research are suggested.

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Graduation Date

2021

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Crossley, Craig

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

College

College of Business Administration

Degree Program

Business Administration; Management

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0008537; DP0024213

URL

https://purls.library.ucf.edu/go/DP0024213

Language

English

Release Date

5-15-2022

Length of Campus-only Access

1 year

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Campus-only Access)

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