Sketches of Spain: The politics of fashion

Chris Carter, Stewart Clegg, Martin Kornberger, Frank Mueller, Ianna Contardo

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Abstract / Description of output

In this paper, we propose an understanding of what personnel professionals consume when they “adopt” black-box management initiatives (Scarbrough, 1995; Wilson, 1992). Second, we explore the way in which professional associations and, hence, institutional actors pursue their own professional projects (Abbott, 1988) within a context of political legitimacies and illegitimacies. Thus, in a double move, we seek to explore the linkages between managerial methods used by institutions to increase their jurisdiction or their “authority to speak” (Foucault, 1972) and the processes of isomorphism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-212
Number of pages8
JournalManagement Research: The Journal of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • legitimacy
  • managerial methods
  • political context
  • Spain


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