Based on a field study of a French aeronautic plant, Pierreville (pseudonym), which manufactures airplane engines
Includes bibliographical references (p. -226) and index
The persistence of organizational gray zones -- The motivations and the setting -- Revisiting social systems in organizations -- The side production of homers in factories -- The Pierreville plant: setting and status divides -- The findings -- Retirement homers: an entry into the community -- Homers gone wrong: delimiting the gray zone -- Shades of homer meanings: occupational variations -- The rise and fall of craftsmanship -- Trading in hidden identity incentives -- The implications -- Organizational gray zones as identity distillers -- Identities, control, and moralities -- Appendix A: Data and methods -- Appendix B: Position in the field.
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