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Moving Management: Theorizing Struggles against the Hegemony of Management

Spicer, André and Boehm, Steffen (2007) Moving Management: Theorizing Struggles against the Hegemony of Management. Working Paper. EBS Working Papers, University of Essex, Colchester.

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Abstract

How do groups resist the apparently all encompassing discourse of management? Rejecting current theories of resistance as ‘re-appropriation’ or ‘micro-politics’, we argue that resistance may be thought about as hegemonic struggle which are undertaken by social movements. We identify four major resistance movements that engage with management: unions, organizational misbehaviour, civic movements, and civic movement organizations. We argue that these forms of resistance differ in terms of location (civil society or workplace) and strategy (political or infra-political). We chart out the possible interconnections between these different modes of resistance and detail how these interconnections are established. By doing this, the paper provides a framework for understanding the many forms of resistance movements that seek to disrupt the hegemonic discourse of management.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Resistance. Social Movements. Civil Society. Discourse. Hegemony. Management.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Centre for Work, Organisation and Society
Depositing User: Users 161 not found.
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2014 21:44
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2015 15:52
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/8068

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