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Identity as narrative: Prevalence, effectiveness and consequences of narrative identity work in macro work role transitions
Academy of Management Review (2010)
  • Herminia Ibarra
  • Roxana Barbulescu, McGill University
Abstract
Self-narratives—stories that make a point about the narrator—help people revise and reconstruct identities during work role transitions. We propose a process model in which people draw on narrative repertoires to engage in narrative identity work in role-related interactions. Using feedback from their interactions, they revise both the stories and repertoires. Successful completion of the transition is facilitated by enduring and coherent repertoire changes to express the new role identity.
Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
Herminia Ibarra and Roxana Barbulescu. "Identity as narrative: Prevalence, effectiveness and consequences of narrative identity work in macro work role transitions" Academy of Management Review (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/roxana_barbulescu/1/