Discursive Practices Of Organizational Identity Negotiations

Kreutzer, Karin; Jacobs, Claus Dietrich; Jaeger, Urs (1 July 2010). Discursive Practices Of Organizational Identity Negotiations. In: 26th EGOS Colloquium 2010 (p. 20). Berlin: EGOS European Group for Organizational Studies

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How do organizations discursively negotiate organizational identity? In a longitudinal interpretive case study, we investigate the discursive practices of identity negotiations in a non-profit organization. Drawing on semi-structured interviews, documents and participant observations, and in applying a discourse analytical framework, we first identify three distinct discourses that provide the discursive resources for three different identity propositions. Then and in order to understand how these discursive resources are activated and utilized, we reconstruct four distinct discursive practices of organizational identity negotiations: (1) external comparison and differentiation (2) denial of trade-offs and harmonization (3) historization, and (4) moralization. We discuss how this structure relates to other similarly pluralistic organizational contexts.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

11 Centers of Competence > Center of Comptetence for Public Management (KPM)

UniBE Contributor:

Jacobs, Claus Dietrich

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 350 Public administration & military science

Publisher:

EGOS European Group for Organizational Studies

Language:

English

Submitter:

Claus Dietrich Jacobs

Date Deposited:

09 Sep 2010 11:04

Last Modified:

28 Nov 2020 02:26

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Organizational identity, discourse, nonprofit organizations

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/76136

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