Understanding Identity Construction in Hybrid Organisations: A Work Ideologies Perspective
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Work ideologies represent important frames of reference for understanding what particular occupational groups believe about their work, profession and organisation. Adopting a social constructionist perspective, we utilise the concept of work ideologies to provide insights into identity construction for individuals in management and non-management roles within the same hybrid organisation. We conceptualise hybrid organisations as multiple identity contexts where identity is constructed around competing ideological beliefs and institutional logics. By situating our study within the higher education context, we make explicit those ideological beliefs that anchor managers and academics to their work roles and university (work-identity integrity). Ideological states of separation from work and the university are also identified (organisation-identity disidentification). Our discussion and conclusion considers how work ideologies may function to shape the identities and behaviour of role occupants in a hybrid organisational context.
25th Annual Conference of the British Academy of Management Conference 2011
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