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==Theory Overview==
==Theory Overview==

*Groups Have Permeable and Fluid Boundaries<ref>Putnam & Stohl, 1990</ref>
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Theory Overview


  • Groups Have Permeable and Fluid Boundaries[2]
    • Group Members Maintain Multiple Group Memberships
    • Group Members Play Representative Roles
    • New Members Shift Role Functions
    • The Degree To Which Members Enact A Sense of Belongingness
  • Interdependence With Context[3]
    • Individuals Communicate With People Across Groups
    • Groups Within The Organizations Often Must Coordinate Actions
    • Group Members Often Must Negotiate Jurisdiction and Autonomy
    • Making Sense of Existing Intergroup Relations
  • Groups Have Unstable and Ambiguous Borders[4]


  1. http://www.nancytobler.com/index.php?title=Bona_Fide_Group_Theory
  2. Putnam & Stohl, 1990
  3. Putnam & Stohl, 1990
  4. Frey, L (Ed.). (1994). Group communication in context: Studies of natural groups. Hillsdale, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers. pp291