Constructing Identity in and around Organizations

Paperback | July 20, 2013

EditorMajken Schultz, Steve Maguire, Ann Langley

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Constructing Identity in and around Organizations is the second volume in Perspectives on Process Organization Studies, a series which explores an emerging approach to the study of organizations that focuses on (understanding) activities, interactions, and change as essential properties oforganizations rather than structures and state - an approach which prioritizes activity over product, change over persistence, novelty over continuity, and expression over determination. The constructing of identities - those processes through which actors in and around organizations claim, accept, negotiate, affirm, stabilize, maintain, reproduce, challenge, disrupt, destabilize, repair or otherwise relate to their sense of selves and others - has become a critically importanttopic in the study of organizations. This volume attempts to amplify - and possibly refract - contemporary debates amongst identity scholars that question established notions of identity as "essence", "entity," or "thing". It calls for alternative approaches to understanding identity and itssignificance in contexts in and around organizations by conceptualizing it as "process" - that is, being continually under construction. Based in diverse theoretical and philosophical traditions and contexts, contributions by leading scholars to this volume offer new perspectives on how individualand organizational identities evolve and come to be constructed through ongoing activities and interactions.

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Constructing Identity in and around Organizations is the second volume in Perspectives on Process Organization Studies, a series which explores an emerging approach to the study of organizations that focuses on (understanding) activities, interactions, and change as essential properties oforganizations rather than structures and state ...

Majken Schultz is Professor of Organization Studies at the Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School; International Research Fellow at the Centre for Corporate Reputation at Oxford University, Said Business School; and partner in the Reputation Institute. Her research focuses on the construction and expression of identity...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pagesPublished:July 20, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Majken Schultz, Steve Maguire, Ann Langley, Haridimos Tsoukas: Constructing identity in and around organizations: Introducing the second volume of Perspectives on Organization StudiesPart I: Identity and Organizations1. Michael G. Pratt: Rethinking Identity Construction Processes In Organizations: Three Questions to Consider2. Dennis A. Gioia and Shubha Patvardhan: Identity as Process and Flow3. Mary Ann Glynn and Lee Watkiss: Exploring Cultural Mechanisms of Organizational Identity Construction4. Jochem J. Kroezen and Pursey P. M. A. R. Heugens: Organizational Identity Formation: Processes of Identity Imprinting and Enactment in the Dutch Microbrewing Landscape5. James V. Wertsch: Narrative Tools and the Construction of Identity6. Frank Mueller and Andrea Whittle: Villains, Victims and the Financial Crisis: Positioning Identities through Descriptions7. James Williams: Identity and Time in Gilles Deleuze's Process PhilosophyPart II: General Process Perspectives8. Philippe Lorino and Benoit Tricard: The Bakhtinian Theory of Chronotope (Time-Space Frame) Applied to the Organizing Process9. Elden Wiebe, Roy Suddaby and William M. Foster: The Momentum of Organizational Change10. Simon Grand and Adrian Ackeret: Management Knowledge: A Process View11. Andrew H. Van de Ven and Harry Sminia: Aligning Process Questions, Perspectives and Explanations