Identity work across boundaries in a digital world

Symon, Gillian, Chamakiotis, Petros, Whiting, Rebecca and Roby, Helen (2014) Identity work across boundaries in a digital world. British Academy of Management (BAM), Belfast, UK, 9-11 September. Published in: BAM2014 conference proceedings.

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In this paper we examine the identity work involved in negotiating work-life boundaries and the implications new digital media may have for this. We used an innovative combination of video diaries and follow-up interviews with fifteen social entrepreneurs to provide detailed and reflexive insights into participants’ lived experiences. In this paper, we present some preliminary analysis, which indicates the tension between community- and family-oriented identities for the social entrepreneurs, and the implications of this for on-line identity management. Our main aims from the session are to elicit discussion both of the development of the underlying theoretical framework and the data collection technique.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Additional Information: Winner of BAM 2014 Best Developmental Paper Award for Track 7 'Identity'
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Petros Chamakiotis
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2016 12:14
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2017 13:51

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