Contesting the Corporation
Struggle, Power and Resistance in Organizations
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Contesting the Corporation by Andre Spicer
Book DescriptionIn an age when large corporations dominate the economic and political landscape, it is tempting to think that their power goes largely unchecked. Originally published in 2007, Contesting the Corporation counters this view by showing that today's corporations are driven by political struggle, power plays and attempts to resist control. Building on a wide range of theoretical sources, Fleming and Spicer present an analysis of the different ways in which power operates within the modern workplace. They begin by building a theoretical perspective that synthesizes previous investigations of power and resistance, identifying struggle as a key concept. Each chapter illustrates a different dimension of workplace struggle through an array of original empirical studies relating to sexuality, cynicism, new social movements and new-wave trade unionism. The book concludes by demonstrating that social justice claims underlie even the most innocuous forms of resistance, helping to transform some of the largest modern corporations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521860864
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Helps readers understand the relationship between organizations and everyday experience, enriching both their encounter with the field of organization studies as well as their understanding of the complexities of corporate life itself.
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Author Biography - Andre Spicer
Peter Fleming is University Lecturer in Organisation Studies at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Andre Spicer is Associate Professor of Organisation Studies at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick.
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