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Managing Cultural Diversity in the Multinational Corporate Workplace: Solution or Symptom?

Angouri, J and Glynos, J (2009) Managing Cultural Diversity in the Multinational Corporate Workplace: Solution or Symptom? UNSPECIFIED. Working Paper in Ideology in Discourse Analysis, 26 (December 2009).

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to show the critical relevance of post-structuralist political theory to cross-cultural management studies. By emphasizing the key role that questions of identity, difference, and struggle play in the multinational corporate context, we argue for a shift in our understandings away from essentialist conceptions of culture to an explicitly critical and political understanding of the way culture and cultural difference is invoked. Of crucial importance in understanding the nature of the shift of perspective we advocate is the affirmation of a negative ontology for which the radical contingency of social relations is axiomatic.

Item Type: Monograph (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Culture; cultural difference; multinational corporate workplace; cross-cultural management; critical management studies; post-structuralist political theory; signifier; ideology; ethics
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 11:53
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2017 16:17
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/4024

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