The enterprising self: An unsuitable job for an older worker
AuthorAinsworth, S; Hardy, C
Source TitleOrganization: the interdisciplinary journal of organization, theory and society
PublisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
AffiliationManagement and Marketing
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsAinsworth, S. & Hardy, C. (2008). The enterprising self: An unsuitable job for an older worker. ORGANIZATION, 15 (3), pp.389-405. https://doi.org/10.1177/1350508408088536.
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C1 - Refereed Journal Article
<jats:p> The discourse of enterprise has permeated contemporary society with significant implications for government, organizations and individuals alike. In particular, enterprise prescribes an ideal identity, that of the `enterprising self'. This study examines the ability of the older worker to become part of this enterprise culture through the analysis of an Australian government inquiry. Our findings show that certain categories of identity—such as older workers—are unable to don the mantle of enterprise, although they are nonetheless subjected to it, helping to explain why the discourse of enterprise is so persistent and durable. </jats:p>
KeywordsBusiness and Management
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