In a professional world that is quickly
transforming and becoming increasingly volatile and uncertain, the nature of
professional identity is complex and dynamic. The current literature has
overlooked many issues concerning how professionals react and behave in the
face of threats to their identity and image and there is a lack of a systemic
analysis of the phenomenon of professional identity crisis.
This book contends that a full
comprehension of the dynamics taking place is now paramount from the individual
perspective and provides a new theoretical and practical approach to the
analysis and interpretation of these issues. Providing a novel understanding,
the book delivers an empirical case to explore professionals' reactions in a
context characterised by a sharp de-professionalisation pattern and ever-expanding
regulation, uncertainty, and external pressures, which constrain and mould accountants' professional boundaries and activities.
This book will prove a useful
read to researchers across organisation studies, as well as interested