Beyond the convergence-divergence debate: The role of spatial scales in transforming organizational logic
Spicer, Andre. (2006) Beyond the convergence-divergence debate: The role of spatial scales in transforming organizational logic. Organization Studies, 27 (10). pp. 1467-1483. ISSN 0170-8406Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0170840606067515
Studies of organizational globalization typically assume that space is progressively overcome', resulting in the convergence of organizational logics, or that organizations continue to be embedded within the space of the nation state, resulting in divergent organizational logics. I argue that organizational logics are transformed as they move across space. Transformations in organizational logic are also underpinned by changes in space. I use the concept of spatial scale to theorize changes in space. I argue that spatial scales are multiple spatial levels that are produced through three interconnected processes: capital accumulation, regulation and articulation of discourse. Organizational logics are typically positioned on a number of spatial scales at once. The transformation of organizational logic is underpinned by processes of resealing and resistance involving the political contestation of scale. I conclude by reflecting on what contributions the concept of scales makes to studies of the transformation of organizational logics.
|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 Studies|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||17|
|Page Range:||pp. 1467-1483|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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