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Identity at work: Exploring strategies for Identity Work

Byron G. Adams, Anne Crafford
2012 SA Journal of Industrial Psychology  
narratives and identify the strategies available to them in the process of identity work, as they defined themselves at work.Motivation for the study: As there is a scarcity of research on identity work  ...  in South Africa, this study wanted to advance knowledge about identity work and the strategies used for regulating and negotiating an identity at work by exploring these constructs in this context.Research  ...  This discursive, narrative approach to exploring strategies for identity work is reflected in the methodological approach of this study, which used story telling as a means of gathering data about identity  ... 
doi:10.4102/sajip.v38i1.904 fatcat:br76dj566jhtlgu2d64enjuw3m

Identity Threats, Identity Work and Elite Professionals

Andrew D. Brown, Christine Coupland
2015 Organization Studies  
Predicated on understandings that identities are subjectively available to people as inprogress narratives, and that these are often insecure fabrications, we investigate the identity work of members of  ...  In so doing, we also contribute to debates on how professionals' identity discourse is an expression of agency framed within relations of power.  ...  identity narratives.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0170840615593594 fatcat:ulgcoslekbgsrgj677qefyfpia

Identities in Translation: Management Concepts as Means and Outcomes of Identity Work

Marlieke van Grinsven, Andrew Sturdy, Stefan Heusinkveld
2019 Organization Studies  
This article seeks to develop our understanding of how management concepts are translated by examining the role of identity work in this process.  ...  Through an examination of qualitative data from a study of those specifically tasked with the implementation of Lean in hospital contexts, we identify their narratives of self in relation to the concept  ...  in)security involved (e.g.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0170840619866490 fatcat:3lzzjvo2hndfjet6s4ckn75gbu

Exploring Traditions of Identity Theory for Human Resource Development (HRD) [chapter]

Peter McInnes, Sandra Corlett, Christine Coupland, Jerry Hallier, Juliette Summers
2017 Identity as a Foundation for Human Resource Development  
Therefore, an identity work theoretical perspective might be positioned within both interpretive and critical approaches to identity research (Alvesson, Ashcraft & Thomas, 2008) .  ...  The social constructionist epistemology underpinning identity work theory which conceives identity as an on-going process of becoming (Watson & Harris, 1999) similarly informs understandings of HRD as  ... 
doi:10.4324/9781315671482-2 fatcat:sayxjvfs7nfnznxbk5ukjuimha

Damaged identities: Examining identity regulation and identity work of Gulf project managers

Michael Cowen, Damian Hodgson
2015 International Journal of Project Management  
using the lens of 'identity work'.  ...  In some cases, however, we found that these pressures may lead to the project manager experiencing a temporarily "damaged" self-identity.  ...  As an approach, it offers greater understanding into the processes by which individuals, groups and organizations deal with change, ambiguity and complexity.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijproman.2015.06.009 fatcat:2vkkyvho7nez7brz746hpgzznq

Personal Narratives and Cosmopolitan Identities

Maria Daskalaki
2012 Journal of management inquiry  
The paper informs the studies on global or mobile careers exploring some aspects of a translocal identity in the context of practised cosmopolitanism.  ...  The paper addresses the debates on transnational communities and the construction of global identities by reflecting upon personal narratives of frequent work-related mobility.  ...  necessary for the ontological security of mobile employees; hence rational and linear narratives of self-identity have been rarely problematised (Land, 2005) .  ... 
doi:10.1177/1056492611435509 fatcat:orfwq73wnrajpcdgua53h5lt4m

Stigma, identity and power: Managing stigmatized identities through discourse

Sammy Toyoki, Andrew D Brown
2013 Human Relations  
Prisoners, like other kinds of organizational participants, we argue, have often considerable scope for managing diverse, fragile, perhaps even contradictory, understandings of their selves.  ...  We argue that stigmatized identities are best theorized in relation to individuals' repertoires of other (nonstigmatized) identities which they may draw on to make supportive self-claims.  ...  In so doing, we analyse some of the 'discursive antagonisms' that Clarke, Brown and Hope-Hailey (2009) suggest may characterize people's identity narratives, and which render an individual 'a struggling  ... 
doi:10.1177/0018726713503024 fatcat:mklwgnkcpffyle642ngez2mqye

Mediating ambiguity: Narrative identity and knowledge workers

Oliver Mallett, Robert Wapshott
2012 Scandinavian Journal of Management  
It is in this ongoing, dialectical process of self-interpretation that narrative becomes a 'hermeneutics of testimony', attesting to the intent that informs experience, as an otheroriented report and not  ...  The value of narrative approaches to understanding temporality and complexity in identity work suggests their relevance to the present study.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.scaman.2011.12.001 fatcat:aihp2qflxngvbjdckbv6wkuwbq

Negotiating work identity

Tamsen Saayman, Anne Crafford
2011 SA Journal of Industrial Psychology  
work in the work environment.Motivation for the study: The study hoped to improve the understanding of the dynamics of identity construction and negotiation.Research design, approach and method: Using  ...  that want to improve productivity through understanding work identity.Contribution/value-add: The article presents a conceptual model of the demands and tensions that influence work identity.  ...  Research design Research approach The interpretive paradigm is the basis of the philosophy behind this study.  ... 
doi:10.4102/sajip.v37i1.963 fatcat:24idhpjzb5axjckqwryjs4fbym

Managing the interactions between multiple identities in inter-organizational collaborations: an identity work perspective

Isidora Kourti, Lucia Garcia-Lorenzo, Ai Yu
2018 European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology  
We build on narrative identity work and positioning theory, to explore how collaboration partners engage in identity work positioning to manage the interactions of the multiple identities emerging through  ...  We illustrate this process through a qualitative longitudinal study of an educational partnership in Greece.  ...  The narrative approach to identity work that we use in our research sees identity as held in repertoires of coexisting self-narratives, to be selectively used in response to the context and the purpose  ... 
doi:10.1080/1359432x.2018.1484728 fatcat:uhqtizhm7zg5vd2d7lg2mzt3ba

Motivation and identity: A psychoanalytic perspective on the turn to identity in motivation research

Michaela Driver
2017 Human Relations  
While identity-focused approaches to motivation seem specifically engineered to be so absorbed with the result that employees are more easily manipulated (Hoedemaekers, 2009) , the present study suggests  ...  In short, the study elaborates a previously started Lacanian approach to motivation and deepens a narrative approach and methodology to explore it.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0018726716669577 fatcat:f6flzbs23vgwfp562ybqb74rfm

Mediating Identity: A Study of Media Influence on Organizational Identity Construction in a Celebrity Firm

Annemette Kjaergaard, Mette Morsing, Davide Ravasi
2011 Journal of Management Studies  
Our findings suggest that positive media representations foster members' alignment around an emergent new understanding of what their organization is.  ...  Over time, however, celebrity may 'captivate' members' organizational identity beliefs and understandings, and impede further identity work as media persist in the replication of representations that differ  ...  secured for the company.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1467-6486.2010.00954.x fatcat:u4vvrdjp6rc7jd37kac6b5atxi

Organizational identity: components and construction

Diego René Gonzales-Miranda
2020 Innovar: Revista de Ciencias Administrativas y Sociales  
The case study used a qualitative approach. Identity construction processes are made up of three categories: recognition, transcendence and security.  ...  The objective of this research was to understand the identity construction process of the middle managers (MMs) of a Colombian multilatina.  ...  The construction of an oi by a member of the organization consists in processing, examining, interpreting, and expressing the embodied information, which is formal and informal, official and unofficial  ... 
doi:10.15446/innovar.v30n78.90303 fatcat:tzqwdn5kcfbl7bhcs335euuszi

Critically problematising existing organisational identity theory against practice: Part 1 – The thinking framework of organisational identity

Theo H. Veldsman, Dieter Veldsman
2020 SA Journal of Industrial Psychology  
and meta-theoretical framework.Motivation for the study: In this world, OI has become critically important as a secure and referent anchor.Research approach/design and method: Conventional or non-conventional  ...  Research purpose: To problematise critically the current organisational identity (OI) literature's power to provide deep insight into practice based findings resulting from an OI intervention in a major  ...  Funding information This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.  ... 
doi:10.4102/sajip.v46i0.1799 fatcat:lvziaoztavfi5ifskakeu43hea

Using history in the creation of organizational identity

Mike Zundel, Robin Holt, Andrew Popp
2016 Management & Organizational History  
There are differences in how historians and organizations understand history.  ...  in the service of identity.  ...  Identity and speech act theory To help form an understanding of how historical narratives act we turn to speech act theory.  ... 
doi:10.1080/17449359.2015.1124042 fatcat:urmzic5k4vbhvf5bamagutst6e
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