Materiality and the Enduring Aspects of Organisational Identities


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Materiality and the Enduring Aspects of Organisational Identities

Vis færre oplysninger Becker, Lise en_US 2009-02-04T10:24:23Z 2009-02-04T10:24:23Z 2007-01-12T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.description.abstract This article contributes to the emerging body of work in organisational theory that seeks to include materiality in conceptualising processes of organizing (e.g. Law, 1994; Doolin, 2003; Czarniawska and Gustavsson, 2004; Dale, 2005). Using the four largest multinational oil companies’ green transition towards renewable energies as a case the article integrates material aspects into the theory on the narration of organisational identities. Following Czarniawska (1997) the concept of organisational identity is viewed as an evolving organisational narrative. Following Law (1994) this organisational narrative is then conceptualised as a socio-technical narrative. The article describes how oil related technologies and their accompanying symbolic meaning and technical oil related standards can be conceptualised as part of the enduring aspects in oil companies’ organisational identities. The article concludes to that end that both social and material aspects add to the endurance of organisational identities. Key words. Identity narration; materiality; greening of oil companies; climate change. en_US
dc.format.extent 30 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2007-001 en_US
dc.title Materiality and the Enduring Aspects of Organisational Identities en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt07jan12 mielmo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Organisation og Arbejdssociologi en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort IOA en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Organization and Industrial Sociology en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort OIS en_US
dc.description.notes Submitted to the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management en_US
dc.idnumber x656545916 en_US København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2006 en_US

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