Managing Professional Identities

Knowledge, Performativities and the 'New' Professional

Edited by Mike Dent, Stephen Whitehead

© 2001 – Routledge

276 pages

Purchasing Options:
Hardback: 9780415231206
pub: 2001-10-11
US Dollars$210.00

About the Book

This book addresses the nature of current shifts in professional and managerial knowledge and practice, particularly in relation to power and accountability. Connecting with current debates concerned with work and identity, the book will present a range of theoretical and empirical accounts of the dilemmas and issues facing specialists in various organizational arenas as they seek to adapt to the challenges of organizational and cultural transformation. Contributions offer innovative and sophisticated theoretical engagements which draw upon various perspectives, including those of post-structuralism, feminism, post-marxism and post-modernism.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Professional Under Scrutiny

Part Two: Performing and Negotiating Professional Identity

Part Three: Maps And Knowledges for the 'New' Professional

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

How do firms work? What networks are involved in driving organizations forward? This series presents titles which look at the dynamics of organizations and the particular effects of different types of business networks. It covers topics such as:

  • Industrial networks
  • Transaction cost economics
  • Organization theory
  • Change and information
  • New theories of the firm.

It considers both the economic, cultural and environmental factors that govern the success and failure of business networks and organizations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics