Designing an Organizational Socialization Architecture Model Based on the Definition of Architecture in Human Resource Scorecard: A Meta-Synthesis Study

Document Type : Research Article


1 PhD Student, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran Tehran, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, College of Farabi, University of Tehran, Qom, Iran

4 Associate Professor, Faculty of Management & Accounting, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran


The purpose of this study was to review and examine the literature– including the existing definitions, models, and frameworks – related to the organizational socialization arena in order to provide a comprehensive and systematic model. To this end, the study at hand was carried out using meta-synthesis method, and a mixture of qualitative and quantitative methods were used for data analysis. The information and data was collected through library research method based on the exploration of existing documents and evidences. The research population included all articles and theses published in relation to the research topic. After designing the questions, searching the databases, and running the CASP analysis, 107 research reports from among the articles published from 1976 to 2020 were allowed into the analysis phase. According to research results, the main concept forming the socializing capabilities of individuals was divided into fundamental and task-based capabilities. Moreover, the stages of organizational socialization were found to be preparing, welcoming, informing and familiarizing, guiding, and creating long-term relationships. The balance and relationship are the concepts that form the concept of socialization systems, and the organizational socialization results include primary and secondary outcomes. The attainment of a comprehensive model in the organizational socialization realm through meta-synthesis is among the innovations of this study.


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