The implications of the political situation in the UK for firms: A Bourdieusian perspective

Martyna Sliwa, Ron Kerr, Sarah Robinson

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Abstract

The political situation in the UK poses unprecedented challenges for firms as well as management and organization studies (MOS) scholars. In this short paper, we encourage MOS researchers to consider the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu's conceptual framework, in particular, his key concepts of field, capital, habitus and hysteresis, as a lens to analyse the multifaceted implications for firms of the current political circumstances in the UK. We explain how a Bourdieusian perspective can help researchers challenge taken‐for‐granted assumptions about the interconnections between politics and business in the context of Brexit and can assist in generating valuable insights regarding the situation of firms operating in the UK in the context of the present changes in the environment.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Management
Early online date28 Feb 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Feb 2020

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