The Fold of Commitment: Rereading Douglas McGregor through Gilles Deleuze

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This paper serves two purposes. First, a rereading of Douglas McGregor’s An uneasy look at performance appraisal serves to show how McGregor’s conceptualization of commitment as a question of integrating personal goals with organizational purpose has helped shape founding the modern understanding of corporate community representation. Second, we suggest that French philosopher Gilles Deleuze’s concepts of fold, desire and interests can be useful in comprehending this modern form of corporate representation already present in McGregor’s text.
Original languageEnglish
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)75-83
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Corporate community representation
  • McGregor
  • Deleuze

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