Managing identity

Alison Pullen*

*Corresponding author for this work

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18 Citations (Scopus)


Downsizing, delayering, corporate liposuction, lean manufacturing, empowerment, knowledge management and networked organization have shaken traditional assumptions about management to their foundations. Postmodern conditions have fragmented established identity resources and created a crisis of managerial self-confidence. Drawing on detailed qualitative studies and theory on gender and power to explore the impact of recent changes on managers' identities and their responses in constructing new and multiple identities, Managing Identity develops much needed models for evaluating shifts from modern to postmodern management and new managerial subjectivities.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages222
ISBN (Electronic)9780230511644
ISBN (Print)9781349524594
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • knowledge management
  • management
  • Manager
  • organization
  • organizations


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