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Resisting Through Corporate Values

Vargas Villamizar, Oscar and Ismarson, Iben (2010)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
Purpose: To denaturalize the concept of corporate values as a necessary managerial practice to engineer culture in organization and to explore how its enactment influences power resistance interplays and the workplace construction of selves. Method: We engaged in Critical Management Studies (CMS), using an interpretative approach to our empirical material. Theoretical framework: The study is based on the concepts of organizational control, corporate values enactment, workplace resistance and construction of selves. Empirical Foundation: The empirical data was gathered based on a triangulation method by employing qualitative interviews, analysis of corporate material and fieldwork observation in Asian Monetary Fund, an Indonesian financial... (More)
Purpose: To denaturalize the concept of corporate values as a necessary managerial practice to engineer culture in organization and to explore how its enactment influences power resistance interplays and the workplace construction of selves. Method: We engaged in Critical Management Studies (CMS), using an interpretative approach to our empirical material. Theoretical framework: The study is based on the concepts of organizational control, corporate values enactment, workplace resistance and construction of selves. Empirical Foundation: The empirical data was gathered based on a triangulation method by employing qualitative interviews, analysis of corporate material and fieldwork observation in Asian Monetary Fund, an Indonesian financial institution headquartered in Jakarta. Conclusion: We found that corporate values is a fragmented, fluid and fragile concept which can be used by employees to reproduce, rationalize and transform power relations in the organization and this process to resist “through” rather than “against” corporate values affects the construction of selves at work; producing individuals who simultaneously identify and dis-identify to the organization. (Less)
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author
Vargas Villamizar, Oscar and Ismarson, Iben
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Corporate values, Organizational control, Workplace resistance, Construction of selves, Identification, Dis-identification., Management of enterprises, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
id
1615995
date added to LUP
2010-06-03 00:00:00
date last changed
2012-04-02 18:20:20
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  abstract     = {Purpose: To denaturalize the concept of corporate values as a necessary managerial practice to engineer culture in organization and to explore how its enactment influences power resistance interplays and the workplace construction of selves. Method: We engaged in Critical Management Studies (CMS), using an interpretative approach to our empirical material. Theoretical framework: The study is based on the concepts of organizational control, corporate values enactment, workplace resistance and construction of selves. Empirical Foundation: The empirical data was gathered based on a triangulation method by employing qualitative interviews, analysis of corporate material and fieldwork observation in Asian Monetary Fund, an Indonesian financial institution headquartered in Jakarta. Conclusion: We found that corporate values is a fragmented, fluid and fragile concept which can be used by employees to reproduce, rationalize and transform power relations in the organization and this process to resist “through” rather than “against” corporate values affects the construction of selves at work; producing individuals who simultaneously identify and dis-identify to the organization.},
  author       = {Vargas Villamizar, Oscar and Ismarson, Iben},
  keyword      = {Corporate values,Organizational control,Workplace resistance,Construction of selves,Identification,Dis-identification.,Management of enterprises,Företagsledning, management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Resisting Through Corporate Values},
  year         = {2010},
}