The changing information landscape is recasting the role of information managers as strategic leaders advising on business competitiveness and advocating organizational change. However there is considerable uncertainty as to how these roles are being interpreted and the extent to which this impacts upon professional identity. Recently there has been an emerging awareness in IS research of the need to further explore identity issues in organisations. The aim of this paper is to report on the first stage of a research project that is examining how the identities of information professionals, specifically information managers, are constructed as it has received limited attention in theory and practice. Further, we explore the concept of intersectionality as an analytic approach that simultaneously considers the effects of different social memberships at multiple levels in the identity formation process.
Hardy, Catherine and Williams, Susan, "THINKING ABOUT IDENTITIES OF INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS: EXPLORING THE CONCEPT OF INTERSECTIONALITY" (2012). ECIS 2012 Proceedings. Paper 163.