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ISSN: 2047-7031  
Volume  9   Issue 08  2020  
Article Abstract
"Who Am I Now?" Theoretical Model of CEO Identity Transition
Keywords:  CEO succession, CEO Identity, Organizational Identification
Kanu Priya
Identity research is replete with theories about what identity is, how it is formed, and under what conditions it changes. Nevertheless, the field seems to have neglected to address the underlying question of how identity changes, or to investigate these transitions for CEOs. Furthermore, it is relatively unexplained as to what factors contribute to the re-employment of the CEO and what factors cause such successful individuals to fade off after an exit. The current paper aims to redress this apparent oversight by developing a, conceptual, process model of identity transition for a founder-CEO who leaves the organization he/ she founded. In doing so this paper brings together the seemingly disparate fields of identity and CEO succession research.
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