discuss the role of identity in the management of organisations.

discuss the role of identity in the management of organisations..

Drawing on what you have learned in this module and also on your own further research and reading, discuss the role of identity in the management of organisations.

Your essay should draw on at least three of the following sources, but you can also use any additional sources that you discover through your desk research and find useful.




Alvesson, M. & Robertson, M. (2006) ‘The best and the brightest: The construction, significance and effects of elite identities in consulting firms’, Organization, 13:2, 195-224.

Alvesson, M. & Willmott, H. (2002) ‘Identity regulation as organizational control: Producing the appropriate individual’, Journal of management studies, 39:5, 619-644.

Carr, A. (1998) ‘Identity, Compliance and Dissent in Organizations: A Psychoanalytic Perspective’, Organization, 5:1, 81-99.


Cederstrom, C., & Fleming, P. (2012). Dead man working. John Hunt Publishing.


Cremin, C. (2011). Capitalism’s new clothes: Enterprise, ethics and enjoyment in times of crisis.Pluto Pr.


Diamond, M. A. (1988) ‘Organizational Identity’, Administration & Society, 20:2, 166-190.

Fotaki, M., Long, S. & Schwartz, H. S. (2012) ‘What Can Psychoanalysis Offer Organization Studies Today? Taking Stock of Current Developments and Thinking about Future Directions’, Organization Studies, 33:9, 1105-1120.

Gabriel, Y. (2010) ‘Organization studies: a space for ideas, identities and agonies’, Organization Studies, 31:6, 757-775.

Gabriel, Y. & Carr, A. (2002) ‘Organizations, management and psychoanalysis: An overview’, Journal of managerial psychology,17:5, 348-365.

Harding, N. (2013). On being at work: The social construction of the employee. Routledge.


Hoedemaekers, C. & Keegan, A. (2010) ‘Performance pinned down: Studying subjectivity and the language of performance’, Organization Studies, 31:8, 1021-1044.

Humphreys, M. & Brown, A. D. (2002) ‘Narratives of organizational identity and identification: A case study of hegemony and resistance’, Organization Studies, 23:3, 421-447.

Kenny, K. (2012) ‘‘Someone big and important’: Identification and affect in an international development organization’, Organization Studies, 33:9, 1175-1193.

Petriglieri, G. & Stein, M. (2012) ‘The Unwanted Self: Projective Identification in Leaders’ Identity Work’, Organization Studies,33:9, 1217-1235.

Sveningsson, S. & Larsson, M. (2006) ‘Fantasies of Leadership: Identity Work’, Leadership, 2:2, 203-224.

discuss the role of identity in the management of organisations.