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"Be yourself or rather be your Brand"! care of the self as a control tool in a cosmetics firm

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  • Dambrin, Claire

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  • Lambert, Caroline

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Care of the self, a technique for governing the individual in society, proves to be equally a control technique for the individual in the firm. In a firm dedicated to the cult of beauty, there is a blurring of the lines between employee and consumer individual. This blurring makes care of the self a control tool whose rising power over individuals is all the greater because it is nurtured and maintained by the individuals themselves.

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  • Dambrin, Claire & Lambert, Caroline, 2006. ""Be yourself or rather be your Brand"! care of the self as a control tool in a cosmetics firm," Les Cahiers de Recherche 855, HEC Paris.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebg:heccah:0855
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    1. Miller, Peter & O'Leary, Ted, 1987. "Accounting and the construction of the governable person," Accounting, Organizations and Society, Elsevier, vol. 12(3), pages 235-265, April.
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    brand; marketing; individual behavior; human resources management;

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    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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