Markets, Contingency and Preferences: Contemporary Managers' Narrative Identities 1

  title={Markets, Contingency and Preferences: Contemporary Managers' Narrative Identities 1},
  author={Bill Martin and Judy Wajcman},
  journal={The Sociological Review},
  pages={240 - 264}
We explore work identity amongst managers, a key group in the ‘new’ capitalism. Some existing accounts of such workplace identities emphasize new ‘cultures of control’, others focus on new requirements and possibilities of individual autonomy through reflective identity formation, while others identify a crisis in workplace identity formation. Focusing on these issues, we analyse the career narratives of 136 managers and show that our empirical data do not neatly fit any existing models… 
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