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Constructing identification in and round Organizations is the second one quantity in Perspectives on technique association Studies, a sequence which explores an rising method of the examine of enterprises that makes a speciality of (understanding) actions, interactions, and alter as crucial homes of companies instead of buildings and country - an process which prioritizes task over product, swap over endurance, novelty over continuity, and expression over determination.
The developing of identities--those approaches during which actors in and round companies declare, settle for, negotiate, verify, stabilize, continue, reproduce, problem, disrupt, destabilize, fix or in a different way relate to their feel of selves and others--has develop into a seriously vital subject within the examine of enterprises. This quantity makes an attempt to amplify--and in all likelihood refract-- modern debates among identification students that query validated notions of id as "essence," "entity," or "thing". It demands replacement techniques to figuring out id and its value in contexts in and round firms by way of conceptualizing it as "process"--that is, being consistently less than building. dependent in different theoretical and philosophical traditions and contexts, contributions via major students to this quantity provide new views on how person and organizational identities evolve and are available to be built via ongoing actions and interactions.
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Finally, as an insider–outsider to the process theory community, I should note that I know more about identity theorizing than process theorizing. I mention this as more than a CYA (cover your assertions) standpoint— though there certainly might be some of that. Rather, I want to mention that I am still on the steep side of the process theorizing learning curve. I do hope, however, that this combination of being both close and distant to the phenomena at hand may provide a unique vantage point on the ﬁeld.
This question shifts the discussion from “should we” to “how should we” and my focus here will be on the language we use in talking about identity processes or processes related to identity. Third and ﬁnally, I ask, if we know how to talk about identity and process, what might be missing from the conversations we are currently having? Here, I focus on whether identity is really where the “action” is regarding process or whether we might be better off also talking about “self” processes—or perhaps some other process or set of processes altogether.
Constructing Identity in and around Organizations by Majken Schultz, Visit Amazon's Steve Maguire Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Steve Maguire, , Ann Langley, Haridimos Tsoukas