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Living and Breathing E.ON: Analysing Commitment in a Low-Commitment Organization

Dahlqvist, Sandra; Axenram, Ella-Magda and Lindqvist, John (2009)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
This study examines how four E.ON employees work with their identity in the organization and how they commit to it. The research question was “In which different ways do four E.ON employees, through identity work, identify with and commit to E.ON?”. The study has a subjective reality view and is based on critical theory, hermeneutics, and postmodernism. The study’s empirical foundation consists of semi-structured interviews with four E.ON employees. Additional secondary data relevant for the study has also been taken into consideration. Findings in this study all point in the same direction showing the four E.ON employees using different identity work processes resulting in the same outcome, a strong identification with and commitment to... (More)
This study examines how four E.ON employees work with their identity in the organization and how they commit to it. The research question was “In which different ways do four E.ON employees, through identity work, identify with and commit to E.ON?”. The study has a subjective reality view and is based on critical theory, hermeneutics, and postmodernism. The study’s empirical foundation consists of semi-structured interviews with four E.ON employees. Additional secondary data relevant for the study has also been taken into consideration. Findings in this study all point in the same direction showing the four E.ON employees using different identity work processes resulting in the same outcome, a strong identification with and commitment to E.ON. (Less)
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author
Dahlqvist, Sandra; Axenram, Ella-Magda and Lindqvist, John
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Identity, Identity Work, Resistance, Disidentification, Commitment, Management of enterprises, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
id
1437379
date added to LUP
2009-06-01 00:00:00
date last changed
2012-04-02 17:34:21
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  abstract     = {This study examines how four E.ON employees work with their identity in the organization and how they commit to it. The research question was “In which different ways do four E.ON employees, through identity work, identify with and commit to E.ON?”. The study has a subjective reality view and is based on critical theory, hermeneutics, and postmodernism. The study’s empirical foundation consists of semi-structured interviews with four E.ON employees. Additional secondary data relevant for the study has also been taken into consideration. Findings in this study all point in the same direction showing the four E.ON employees using different identity work processes resulting in the same outcome, a strong identification with and commitment to E.ON.},
  author       = {Dahlqvist, Sandra and Axenram, Ella-Magda and Lindqvist, John},
  keyword      = {Identity,Identity Work,Resistance,Disidentification,Commitment,Management of enterprises,Företagsledning, management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Living and Breathing E.ON: Analysing Commitment in a Low-Commitment Organization},
  year         = {2009},
}