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Constructing Identity in and around Organizations

Majken Schultz, Steve Maguire, Ann Langley, and Haridimos Tsoukas


The constructing of identities—those processes through which actors in and around organizations claim, accept, negotiate, affirm, stabilize, maintain, reproduce, challenge, disrupt, destabilize, repair, or otherwise relate to their sense of selves and others—has become a critically important topic in the study of organizations. This volume attempts to amplify—and possibly refract—contemporary debates among identity scholars that question established notions of identity as “essence,” “entity,” or “thing.” It calls for alternative approaches to understanding identity and its significance in cont ... More

Keywords: process organization studies, process theory, organizational identity, identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199640997
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640997.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Majken Schultz, editor
Professor, Copenhagen Business School

Steve Maguire, editor
Associate Professor, the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Ann Langley, editor
Professor of Management, HEC Montréal

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