When private lives fight back

  • David Courpasson
  • Jean-Claude Thoenig


This chapter explores in greater detail an issue discussed above. Managers rebel when their private lives become intertwined with their public lives at their companies, as if society at large had stepped into the workplace. Rebel managers play the role of go-between with this other world, the private sphere outside the company that hegemonic senior management ignores or violates. This private sphere can be seen as a sort of forbidden zone.


Social Capital Senior Management Private Life Middle Manager Private Sphere 
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© David Courpasson & Jean-Claude Thoenig 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Courpasson
    • 1
  • Jean-Claude Thoenig
    • 2
  1. 1.EMLYON Business SchoolFrance
  2. 2.University Paris-Dauphine and CNRS, INSEADFrance

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