Controlling managers' 'becoming': the practice of identity regulation
I explore here the process of controlling managers 'becoming' through the practices of identity regulation. My focus is on how identity regulation is performed through individuals' concrete actions. Through a qualitative longitudinal study on managerial training, three contributions are offered. Identity regulation discourses are performed through micro-practices showing that identity regulation is far from being a top-down process; identity regulation practices are sustained by "side" practices which secure organizational members' participation and enactment of these discourses; finally, identity work is not only an autonomous and individual process and it can be a deliberate target of identity regulation practices.
|Date of creation:||01 Aug 2013|
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|Publication status:||Published in François-Xavier de Vaujany et Nathalie Mitev. Materiality and Space, Palgrave, pp.314-340, 2013, 9781137304087|
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