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Managing managerial identities: Organizational fragmentation, discourse and identity struggle

Sveningsson, Stefan LU and Alvesson, Mats LU (2003) In Human Relations 56(10). p.1163-1193
Abstract
This is a case study of managerial identity work, based on an in-depth case of a senior manager and the organizational context in which she works. The article addresses the interplay between organizational discourses, role expectations, narrative self-identity and identity work Identity is conceptualized in processual terms as identity work and struggle. The article illuminates fragmentation as well as integration in the interplay between organizational discourses and identity. It aims to contribute to a processual oriented identity theory and to the methodology of identity studies through showing the advantage of a multi-level intensive study.
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narrative, identity struggle, discourse, identity, managerial
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Human Relations
volume
56
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10
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1163 - 1193
publisher
SAGE Publications Inc.
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  • wos:000187969100001
  • scopus:0348197972
ISSN
0018-7267
DOI
10.1177/00187267035610001
language
English
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9a1ac1e6-920f-4a1e-b0e4-ef57cca07561 (old id 899558)
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  keyword      = {narrative,identity struggle,discourse,identity,managerial},
  language     = {eng},
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  pages        = {1163--1193},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Human Relations},
  title        = {Managing managerial identities: Organizational fragmentation, discourse and identity struggle},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/00187267035610001},
  volume       = {56},
  year         = {2003},
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