Intervening in the inevitable: Contesting globalization in a public sector organization
Spicer, Andre and Fleming, Peter. (2007) Intervening in the inevitable: Contesting globalization in a public sector organization. Organization, 14 (4). pp. 517-541. ISSN 1350-5084Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1350508407078051
Drawing on data from a study of an Australian public broadcaster (the Australian Broadcasting Corporation), this paper demonstrates how the marketization of public sector organizations involves a 'discourse of globalization' that legitimates marketization initiatives by making them appear inevitable. This discursive dimension also becomes a site of contestation. We examine three oppositional groups that challenge the apparent inevitability of globalization through a range of discursive tactics. They are surfacing implicitly shared values, appropriating dominant themes of globalization, and recovering traditional notions of public service. The paper explores the socio-political effects of such discursive tactics as they relate to understandings of globalization 'from below'.
|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|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Organization|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||25|
|Page Range:||pp. 517-541|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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