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Moral Gray Zones Side Productions, Identity, and Regulation in an Aeronautic Plant

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ISBN-10: 069113524X

ISBN-13: 9780691135243

Edition: 2008

Authors: Michel Anteby

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Anyone who has been employed by an organization knows not every official workplace regulation must be followed. When management consistently overlooks such breaches, spaces emerge in which both workers and supervisors engage in officially prohibited, yet tolerated practices--gray zones. When discovered, these transgressions often provoke disapproval; when company materials are diverted in the process, these breaches are quickly labeled theft. Yet, why do gray zones persist and why are they unlikely to disappear? InMoral Gray Zones, Michel Anteby shows how these spaces function as regulating mechanisms within workplaces, fashioning workers' identity and self-esteem while allowing management…    
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Book details

List price: $61.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 7/21/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 7.17" wide x 9.49" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

List of Figures and Table
Preface
Introduction: The Persistence of Organizational Gray Zones
The Motivations and the Setting
Revisiting Social Systems in Organizations
The Side Production of Homers in Factories
The Pierreville Plant: Setting and Status Divides
The Findings
Retirement Homers: An Entry into the Community
Homers Gone Wrong: Delimiting the Gray Zone
Shades of Homer Meanings: Occupational Variations
The Rise and Fall of Craftsmanship
Trading in Identity Incentives
The Implications
Organizational Gray Zones as Identity Distillers
Identities, Control, and Moralities
Data and Methods
Position in the Field
Notes
References
Index