The Fold of Commitment: Rereading Douglas McGregor through Gilles Deleuze

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Abstract

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
JournalTamara
Volume14
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)75-83
ISSN1532-5555
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Corporate community representation
  • McGregor
  • Deleuze

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