Institut for Virksomhedsledelse

Birte Asmuß

Identities as organizational practices: The case of informal lunchroom meetings

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Identity has been widely acknowledged as playing a central role in various organizational processes, yet there is still a need to better understand the dynamics and functions of identity work in modern organizations. The present paper is centered within this concern, and examines identity as intersubjective by nature and as a member’s phenomenon. We do so by conducting a video-based investigation of an informal lunchroom meeting at a place of work, and analyze how divergent identities of a manager gets evoked and negotiated in constructing diverse alliances among colleagues. Our aims are to: 1) reveal the intersubjective, multimodal and embodied nature of identity work; 2) demonstrate identity work as organizational practices, used in order to accomplish specific actions; and 3) pose a question on the view on identity as a layered/leveled phenomenon.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesår2017
StatusUdgivet - 2017
BegivenhedBritish Academy of Management - University of Warwick, Storbritannien
Varighed: 5 sep. 20177 sep. 2017

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KonferenceBritish Academy of Management
LokationUniversity of Warwick
LandStorbritannien
Periode05/09/201707/09/2017

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