Constructing Identity in and around Organizations

Majken Schultz, Steve Maguire, Ann Langley and Haridimos Tsoukas

in Constructing Identity in and around Organizations

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199640997
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738388 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives on Process Organization Studies

Constructing Identity in and around Organizations

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The introductory chapter elaborates on the relevance of a process perspective to studies of identity, and presents the eleven individual chapters included in this volume, which focuses specifically on the concept of “identity” in and around organizations. 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 important topic in the study of organizations. Part I of the volume presents seven chapters dealing explicitly with this theme, while Part II offers four complementary contributions that address broader issues in process organization studies.

Keywords: process organization studies; process theory; organizational identity; identity

Chapter.  7050 words. 

Subjects: Organizational Theory and Behaviour

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