Mapping the Complexity of Shifting Organizational Identifications : A Critical-Discursive Reading

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By introducing positioning theory to the analysis of organizational identification, in this paper I attempt to move its current conceptualizations out of a domain that is problematically associated with functionalist and cognitive framings. Instead I suggest a critical-discursive understanding of organizational identification which takes note of the limiting, complex and potentially shifting attachments that people can have towards an organization. More concretely, by showing six positioning practices that former management consultants engage in for expressing different forms of identification towards a past or present working context, this paper indicates the emancipatory potential that lays within these positioning practices as they invite different subject positions that either help to reinforce or escape imperatives for organizational identification.

Authors Hoyer, Patrizia
Projects Hoyer, Patrizia (2009) Careers in Transition - Resistance, Ambiguity and Contextual Resources in the Identity Constructions of Former Management Consultance [dissertation project]
Language English
Keywords Organizational identification, Positioning Theory, Subject Positions
Subjects social sciences
Institute/School OPSY - Research Institute for Organizational Psychology
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SHSS - Kulturen, Institutionen, Maerkte (KIM)
Refereed Yes
Date 5 August 2014
Publisher Academy of Management
Title of Book Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings. 2014
Event Title 74th Annual Academy of Management Meeting
Event Location Philadelphia, PA
Event Dates 01.-05.08.2014
ISSN 0065-0668
Publisher DOI 10.5465/AMBPP.2014.10424abstract
Depositing User Dr. Patrizia Hoyer
Date Deposited 06 Aug 2014 11:15
Last Modified 20 Sep 2017 10:19


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Hoyer, Patrizia: Mapping the Complexity of Shifting Organizational Identifications : A Critical-Discursive Reading. 2014. - 74th Annual Academy of Management Meeting. - Philadelphia, PA.

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