Corporate Robespierres, ideologies of management and change
Essers, Juup, Boehm, Steffen and Contu, Alessia. (2009) Corporate Robespierres, ideologies of management and change. Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol.22 (No.2). pp. 129-140. ISSN 0953-4814Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09534810910947172
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to provide an introductory overview of this special issue highlighting some Of the distinctive features of Zizek's Lacan-inspired thought relevant to the role of ideologies ill organizational change management.
Design/methodology/approach - The approach used aims to show how ideological and ethical ramifications of Zizek's recent analysis of a "Jacobin" change paradigm can affect thought on everyday change practices in business and management.
Findings - some parallels are drawn between current change practices and narrative tactics employed by Robespierre during the Jacobin reign of terror to "extort" the commitment of participants in the change process.
Practical implications - This paper/special issue invites reconsideration of our late capitalist intellectual/practical "reflexes" in change management, i.e. to reassess their ideological mechanism.
Originality/value - Zizekian/Lacanian approaches to organizations and change are especially suitable for this purpose bin have only recently begun to emerge.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Industrial Relations & Organisational Behaviour
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Organizational Change Management|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 129-140|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
Actions (login required)