Is Exit A Way Out? : The Undetected Workings of Post-Exit Identification

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Abstract

By exploring post-exit identity constructions of former management consultants, this paper challenges the idea that identity regulation is ultimately resisted with the termination of an employment contract. Based on 30 auto-biographical interviews with ex-consultants working in a new organizational contexts, the paper will examine how these former consultants are able to liberate themselves from discursively constructed elite identities of the past in order to create a new image of self. The analysis will document what can be called a post-exit identity struggle, reflecting a creative interplay between conflicting discourses of 'nostalgia' and 'positive re-orientation' that interpellate professional (post-exit) identity constructions

Authors Hoyer, Patrizia
Projects Resch, Doerte; Müller, Björn; Hoyer, Patrizia; Schulz, Florian & Steyaert, Chris (2008) Beratung und Intervention von Individuen und Organisationen [applied research project]
Language German
Keywords Identity regulation, discourse, subjectivity, resistance, post-exit identity struggle
Subjects other research area
Institute/School OPSY - Research Institute for Organizational Psychology
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed No
Date 8 April 2011
Publisher SRH Hochschule
Place of Publication Heidelberg
Title of Book Qualitative Research with Attention to Diversity
Event Title 12th Annual Workshop of the Center for Qualitative Psychology
Event Location Heidelberg
Event Dates 08.-10.04.2011
Depositing User Dr. Patrizia Hoyer
Date Deposited 22 Mar 2011 14:06
Last Modified 20 Sep 2017 08:33
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/80558

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Hoyer, Patrizia: Is Exit A Way Out? : The Undetected Workings of Post-Exit Identification. 2011. - 12th Annual Workshop of the Center for Qualitative Psychology. - Heidelberg.

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