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Holding up the Aegis: On the construction of social roles by Polish IT-professionals
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5303-5544
2011 (English)In: Tamara Journal, ISSN 1532-5555, Vol. 9, no 1-2, 75-84 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper takes up the self-construction of the social roles of Polish IT professionals. We

conducted an ethnographic study and observed that many of our interviewees defined their

roles by negation and by invoking the internal and often hermetic aspects of their

profession. Labeling this practice “holding up the shield,” we trace its archetypical roots.

The recurrent use of this practice makes a change in agency in the process of constructing

the role possible, to the benefit of the IT professionals.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 9, no 1-2, 75-84 p.
Keyword [en]
IT-professionals, Archetypes, Social roles, Change in agency, Profession, Ethnography
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Business Administration
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-15414OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-15414DiVA: diva2:453024
Available from: 2011-10-31 Created: 2011-10-31 Last updated: 2016-05-03Bibliographically approved

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