Quotation Brown, Andrew D., Kornberger, Martin, Clegg, Stewart, Carter, Chris. 2010. 'Invisible walls' and 'silent hierarchies': A case study of power relations in an architecture firm. Human Relations. 63 (4), 525-549.




In this article we investigate how power relates to the production of creative identities and outcomes. We report on an in-depth case study of an award-winning creative architecture firm. Our data show how talk about creativity and the creative identities of architects can be analysed as effects of power. Theoretically, our study represents an investigation into the disciplining of professional architects’ discourse about their selves, their organization, and their work. This article adds to debates on creative industries, demonstrating that creativity is deeply embedded in organizationally based relations of power.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Human Relations
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new MAN-A, STRAT-B, WH-A
Language English
Title 'Invisible walls' and 'silent hierarchies': A case study of power relations in an architecture firm
Volume 63
Number 4
Year 2010
Page from 525
Page to 549
Reviewed? Y
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0018726709339862
Open Access N


Kornberger, Martin (Details)
Brown, Andrew D. (University of Bath, United Kingdom)
Carter, Chris (University of St.Andrews, United Kingdom)
Clegg, Stewart (UTS, Australia)
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