Fred Jablin

Fred Jablin developed a theory known as the Organizational Assimilation Theory.  This theory explains how individuals that are new to an organization assimilate by using communication.  Jablin describes three stages of assimilation that include Anticipatory Socialization, the Encounter stage, and Metamorphosis. The individual’s socialization will determine his or her success in the organization (Organizational Context, 2001). 

Most recently, Fred Jablin is known for being murdered by his ex-wife outside his Virginia home on October 30, 2004.  Piper Rountree was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison (Leung, 2005).