Sub-theme 15: ‘Faking It’: Identity Work in an Age of Exclusion

Leanne Cutcher, University of Sydney, Australia
Christine Coupland, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Andrew D. Brown, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Session I: Thursday, July 04, 11:00 to 12:30, SH-KK - Auditorium
Professional Identity
Chair: Andrew Brown
Louise Ashley
(Out-)classed or managing to cope? Stigma Management, Identity Work and Dealing with Lower Social Class for Aspirant Professionals Seeking an Investment Bank Role
Sara Zaeemdar
Exploring authenticity talks: Seeking authentic selves in everyday working life- A Sartrean analysis
Caroline Micklewright, Caroline Clarke and Cinzia Priola
Marching to the beat of a different drum; Feigning it and faking it among foul behaviours
Session II: Thursday, July 04, 14:00 to 15:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Self-Identity - Room: SH-KK - Auditorium
Chair: Charlotte Croft
Sven-Ove Horst, Rita Järventie-Thesleff and Pekka Pälli
Becoming true to “yourself”?! Emotions and identity work in management training workshops
Eline Jammaers
Oddity as commodity? The narrative identity work of creatives with dwarfism
Andrew K. Dean, Nick Ellis, Victoria Wells and Michael Humphreys
Paradise Lost: Faking the scientist identity to survive cosmological chaos
Parallel Stream B: Identity, Age and Seniority - Room: SH-KK - Alastair Duff Room
Chair: Louise Ashley
Belinda Steffan
Liminality and the identity paradox of the older worker
Leanne Cutcher, Kathleen Riach and Melissa Tyler
The unplaceable subject: Recognition, older workers and mature organizational subjectives
Maria Wishart, Anja Schaefer and Kristen Reid
The loneliness of seniority: Moral identity work in senior business managers
Anja Kirsch and Elgen Sauerborn
Managing stigma: Women directors and the “Quotenfrau” label
Session III: Friday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30
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Parallel Stream A: Cultural Identity - Room: SH-KK - Auditorium
Chair: Elham Moonesirut
Hae-Jung Hong and Junko Takagi
Culture work: How multicultural individuals negotiate their cultural identities and its impact on their work performing and well-being
Asma Klai, Saouré Kouamé and David Oliver
Strategic identity work: Managing identity in an Islamic bank in turbulent times
Mai Vu and Irene Chu
Reflexive Identity Construction: Interpretations from the Notions of the Relational Self and Non-self
Mehdi Boussebaa
Identity regulation in a globalizing organizational world
Parallel Stream B: Identity Work in Universities - Room: SH-KK - Alastair Duff Room
Chair: Anja Kirsch
Carlos Azevedo and Caroline Clarke
Students as consumers: Making or faking identities?
Guy Huber and Richard Longman
Underlying processes of identity work: Teaching critical management studies in a higher education business school
Clare Mumford and Gail Hebson
Worker identity constructions in the ‘unreal’ world of university catering – Intertwining logics of family care ‘in here’ versus ‘real world’ commercialism ‘out there’
Session IV: Friday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30
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Parallel Stream A: Dirty Work and Identity - Room: SH-KK - Auditorium
Chair: Kathleen Riach
Charlotte Croft and Trish Reay
Management is dirty work
Vanessa Monties
Dogs of the docks: Dirty work as inherited identity
Harriet Shortt and Michal Izak
Scarred objects and time marks as memory anchors: The significance of scuffs and stains in organizational life
Parallel Stream B: Academic Identity Work - Room: SH-KK - Alastair Duff Room
Chair: Caroline Clarke
Trang Gardner and Hong Bui
How to be appropriate? Early-career academics’ identity work in the era of exclusion
Hilary Collins, Hayley Glover and Fran Myers
Winter is coming? Academic identity transitions for a digitized and precarious landscape
Paul Hibbert, Lisa Callagher, Frank Siedlok, Stefan Korber and Ziad Elsahn
What boat did you get off?
Session V: Friday, July 05, 14:00 to 15:30
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Parallel Stream A: Identity and Language - Room: SH-KK - Auditorium
Chair: Paul Hibbert
Jane Kassis and Linda Cohen
Overcoming exclusion: Rethinking language and identity – A road to empowerment
Hamid Foroughi and Harry Hutson
Redemptive narratives as a catalyser for social change: An American Muslim starts healing divisions after the Boston Marathon bombings
Stacey Bushfield
Vulnerable leader identities: The narrative strategies of transitioning clinicians
Parallel Stream B: Organizing Identities - Room: SH-KK - Alastair Duff Room
Chair: Michael Humphreys
Avital Baikovich, Talia Pfefferman and Varda Wasserman
Being an ultraorthodox female entrepreneur: Identity faking work as compliance-resistance dialectics
Ye (Sonya) Liu
‘‘Rehabilitators’, ‘self-doubters’ and ‘imposters’: Examining organizational recognition of diverse identities through an analysis of newcomers’ identity work
Thomas Sorreda, Xavier Philippe and Jean-Philippe Bouilloud
“Born to be wild”? How illegal organization built new “moral identity”. The case of drug dealing gangs
Session VI: Saturday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30
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Parallel Stream A: Identity Regulation - Room: SH-KK - Auditorium
Chair: Nick Ellis
Bridget Lockyer, Anna Einarsdottir, Karen Mumford and Melisa Sayli
Absences and silences: Identity regulation within the LGBT+ employee network meeting
Lucas Amaral Lauriano and Thiago Coacci
Be gay, but not that much: identity work; organisational expectations; social networks and context collapse
Dima Louis and Pauline Fatien
(Un)Faking it: Identity dynamics within the (un)safe coaching space
Peter Ghin
‘It surprised me, they're all fat, they're really fat’: The stigma of the ‘fat body’ in leadership
Parallel Stream B: Identity at the Edges - Room: SH-KK - Alastair Duff Room
Chair: Leanne Cutcher
Christopher Klinghardt and John M. Amis
The role of emotions in extreme identity work: Positive change through football for the marginalized
Sinéad G. Ruane
‘Fake it till you make it’: Doing identity in precarious times
Claire Deschner
Towards a critical performativity of autonomy: Prefigurative performances in anarchist organising
Session VII: Saturday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, SH-KK - Auditorium
Identity Regulation
Chair: Christine Coupland
Hadar Elraz and David Knights
Mental health conditions at work: Intentional and reflexive identity management
Renaud Defiebre-Muller and Sébastien Mainhagu
Excluding identities through regulation with an ethical scope: A Levinasian analysis of managerial practices to combat ill-treatment
Elham Moonesirust and Andrew D. Brown
Company towns and desired identities