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  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Editorial: Theoretical Perspectives on Sustainability
    • Abstract: Kearins, Kate; Gilson, Clive
      This special issue aims to supply an understanding of how sustainability operates as a theoretical construct that has the potential to inform organisational practice, not least in ways that some might deem radical. The radical defence of sustainability, as described in this special issue, is largely embedded in notions of strong sustainability and a critique of 'the business case' for sustainability predicated primarily on sustaining business. Incorporating papers from scholars with backgrounds in accounting, management, marketing, communication and political science enhances, but by no means completes, our understanding of a broad-based concept like sustainability. Potential exists for further social scientific contributions - particularly those with a psychological, socio-political, historical and especially philosophical basis. Put simply, the task of establishing a strong radical theoretical platform for sustainability remains incomplete.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - The Business of Visual Culture
    • Abstract: Manghani, Sunil; Fukukawa, Kyoko
      Interest in 'visual culture' comes from all quarters, cutting across disciplinary boundaries in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and pure sciences. Whether described as a discipline in its own right, sub-discipline or even 'interdiscipline' this new field of interest has - since the mid-1990s - made its mark in intellectual life (most certainly in the UK and USA). The difficulty in pinning the subject down can also be seen as its particular strength, seeming to be grasping at something significant and ever evolving in our lives. Nonetheless, what unite those engaged in the subject are perhaps the following three main assertions: (1) there is a need to test and explore the claim that we live in an ever more visual environment, (2) there is an important distinction between image and text, (3) an important current in the field is the notion of interdisciplinarity. Academic study of visual culture in relation to business, marketing communication, corporate identity and management is discussed.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - A Re-visionist Cultural History of the 'Art' of
           Management: New Managerialism, Motivational Art, and the Kitschification
           of Culture
    • Abstract: Bertram, Shaun
      For nearly three decades, managerially driven changes in the contemporary Anglo-American workplace, both private and public, have increasingly been conveyed through the rhetoric of 'art' and, more broadly, aesthetics. 'Rational', 'technical', and 'modern' managerial practices, we are told, must now be supplemented - even displaced - by aesthetic practices (storytelling, drama, mythmaking, and song) that: a) inspire people in ways that transcend rationality and b) are essential to the construction of successful organisational 'cultures'. As part of this transformation, the image of the managerial strategist as 'rational' and 'scientific' is being refashioned in the image of the manager-artist. Following a discussion of the new managerial roots of this 'aesthetic turn', I undertake a critical analysis of one quintessential, yet relatively unexamined form of corporate cultural 'art' - corporate motivational art. Emerging, I propose, as a response to the rise of corporate culturalism, corporate motivational art combines a Taylorist aesthetic (efficiency/standardisation/simplification) with a Human Relations aesthetic (romantic/nostalgic/sentimental/oriented towards stability and social harmony) in an aesthetic manner that renders it closer to 'kitsch' than 'art'.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - Managing Human Capital: The Protean Identity and the
           Market of Education in Brazil
    • Abstract: Fontenelle, Isleide Arruda
      Presents exploratory research on the restructuring of a Sao Paulo-based graduate management course, which included a 'career guidance' subject in its new curriculum, in light of market demand for 'entrepreneurial' professionals, ready to manage their own careers. Reviews the literature on the historical context of the emergence of a new career self-management model. It is concluded that indeed there is an actual and ongoing change in the way in which to manage one's career, as well as discourses in this regard. That is, there is a new economic model underway, which promotes actual changes in labor relations that leave the individual on his own and in charge of his fate. The reward for all that is a new rhetoric based on the promise of independence and personal achievement.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - Disciplining Innovation': An Exploration of
           Bargains for Mobile Information Artefacts in Knowledge-work
    • Abstract: Russell, Chris
      Mobile information artefacts are an increasing presence in the pockets and palms of knowledge-workers, as suggested by their nomenclature: popular types are the Pocket Personal Computer (PC) and the Palm (Pilot). Accompanying the person from home to the office and back, such artefacts disregard and disrupt the work-life boundary. One study considers the consequences for employees can be 'very positive' (Breu, Hemingway and Ashurst, 2005); another a 'dual-edged sword' (Towers, Duxbury and Thomas, 2005). Both focus on work flowing into life: a flow unhindered, for no resistance beyond switching off the artefact is to be found. Neither considers the possibility of an inverse flow of life into work. This possibility - and its implications - will be the concern of this paper. In so doing, this paper reveals shortcomings in the models used to predict - and plan for - information artefact adoption and the lifecycles or phases used to structure the production and consumption of such artefacts. The paper commences with the event (Greenhill and Fletcher, 2005) of the disciplining of a member of staff for their use of a technological innovation, a mobile information artefact. This event took place during nine months experience of work in the innovation centre of a mobile network operator. In contrast to other attempts to impose discipline on innovation work practices, the introduction of mobile information artefacts seems to be welcomed, indeed, requested, by knowledge-workers. Vendor advertising, rather than the systems developer (Howcroft and Wilson, 2003), plays a Janus role: one head proclaiming that the artefact is a consumer good for the knowledge-worker; the other that it is a productivity tool for the employer. This enlightenment - and deception (Horkheimer and Adorno, 2002) - can result in knowledge-workers appeasing their employer by appropriating the productivity discourse of the vendor as their business justification. There follows a honeymoon phase of play and pleasure for these "techies". But this is the prelude to resentment, as the knowledge-worker runs up against the 'unmeetable payment-due dates' (Baudrillard, 1996: 161) for their promised productivity. The artefact can discipline their innovation work, even erode it; thus the situation of the employment relationship within relations of consumption results in the knowledge-worker (and with them their employer) being exploited by the vendor.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - War, Incorporated: Private, Unaccountable and
    • Abstract: Chwastiak, Michele
      War is being privatized at an accelerating rate. While it was initially argued that privatization would lead to cost savings, given the exorbitant salaries paid to private military contractors support for this argument is difficult to find. This paper suggests that the benefits from privatizing war accrue to the political and economic elite in that privatization reduces the political costs of war, allows for state crimes to be committed by proxy, turns war into a free crime zone, and has created new opportunities for war profiteering. However, the benefits to the political and economic elite are not without their costs to the remainder of the population. Bringing the profit motive to the battlefield has introduced a new agent to war whose incentives differ from those of the US military. The capital accumulation process impels companies to expand their markets in order to survive and grow, focus on efficiency in order to maximize profits, and concentrate on fulfilling the contract terms in order to acquire more business. The paper demonstrates how the introduction of these motives has negatively impacted the war in Iraq and foreign affairs.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - X-factor, Empowerment and the Cult of the Manager
    • Abstract: Harvey, Brendon
      How in our work can we open the passage from feeling to meaning' Different ways of seeing, that lead to alternative perspectives, define critical approaches, and the liberal use of metaphor and story pervade my work as a critical scholar and practitioner. This paper will explore the presenter role so beloved of the television series using recent manifestations in the UK media, seeing it as an extension of the cult of the manager. Examples from encounters during the author's working practice will be presented, through use of free writing, to illustrate the individual manager presenting themselves to others as proficient, all-knowing, packaged, slick, having that 'x-factor'. Moreover, that the very working contexts in which they operate seemingly are presented as empowering, creative environments but in many ways reinforce isolation of individuals. This paper will conclude that critical study needs to promote the view of 'selves' being different to 'persons'. The former are much more the constructions of relations whereas the latter are individual bodies. Managers being viewed more as the intersection of multiple relationships, as 'local and immediate manifestations of relational histories.' [McNamee and Gergen 1999].

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Identity Subtexts in the Discursive Construction of
    • Abstract: Porter, Terry B
      This paper introduces a critical discourse analysis of identity subtexts in the construction of corporate environmental sustainability. It argues that subtexts of identity may be traced in the literature of environmental sustainability, and that these subtexts are naturalized and therefore made invisible within the texts themselves. Moreover, deep underlying identity positions are shaken, jostled, and threatened by the call for sustainability, for advocates of both strong and weak sustainability alike. Identity resides at the heart of sustainability discourse and sustainability debates, and ultimately it is the fear of identity-loss, rather than economic profit or scientific rationality, that underlies management discourse on sustainability.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - The Risks in Relying on Stakeholder Engagement for the
           Achievement of Sustainability
    • Abstract: Collins, Eva; Kearins, Kate; Roper, Juliet
      This paper examines the vaunted potential of stakeholder engagement for achieving sustainability, in theory and in practice. It identifies considerable risks inherent in relying on stakeholder engagement for the achievement of sustainability including misguided assumptions around stakeholder priorities in respect of sustainability, and around business interests in always acting to resolve stakeholder concerns. Stakeholder engagement is argued to be a mechanism that in a normative sense may be able to assist business in rethinking its interests in favor of sustainability, but if oversold or implemented instrumentally merely to legitimate 'business as usual', it is shown to represent an ill-fated panacea.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Towards New Forms of Governance for Issues of
           Sustainability: Renewing Relationships between Corporates, Government and
    • Abstract: Benn, Suzanne; Dunphy, Dexter
      The leading theories of democracy and stakeholder inclusion from traditional democratic theory demonstrate major limitations in conceptualising these interactions in terms of inclusion or equity, key requisites for the achievement of sustainability. Leading interpretations of management theory are also limited, either constrained by narrow concepts of economic development and shareholder accountability or lost in a directionless argument concerning stakeholder priorities. However, more critical views from political theory such as radical pluralism and deliberative democracy closely correspond to emergent concepts in management theory. We argue this correspondence justifies the incorporation of these concepts in a model of inter-organisational governance that would have the capacity to provide good governance of sustainabilityrelated issues.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Some Considerations Regarding the Ecological
           Sustainability of Marketing Systems
    • Abstract: Schaefer, Anja
      Sustainable development is perhaps the most significant and yet the most difficult problem that marketing - and human economic activity in general - face at the beginning of the third millennium. The paper starts by charting the state of affairs for marketing and sustainability so far. It then uses the analogy of a living system to explore the requirements for a sustainable marketing system and barriers to sustainability. Proponents of living systems theory argue that a systemic understanding of life can be extended to the social domain and social systems can be considered as living, autopoietic systems, with self-regulatory functions that allow them to adapt to environmental change. A sustainable marketing system would have to be flexible, decentralised, and open to learning from environmental cues. Experiments to deal with these environmental changes would emerge in various forms and at various places and multiple feedback loops would help to identify viable solutions and spread them. However, there seem to be continuing barriers to such changes that would make the marketing system as a whole more sustainable. The biggest of these barriers may be the requirement for growth in a capitalist economic system. This obstacle is discussed in the final part of the paper.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Does Hope (or Realism) Spring Eternal' A Response
           to Rob Gray
    • Abstract: Starik, Mark
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Taking a Long View on What We Now Know about Social and
           Environmental Accountability and Reporting
    • Abstract: Gray, Rob
      Sustainability and social responsibility appear to be occupying a place of increasing importance in the discourse surrounding business and organisation. As this discourse gains acceptance organisations seek for ways to measure and manage their interactions in the field. Simultaneously, societal concerns for the way in which organisations represent themselves with respect to social responsibility and sustainability stimulate a need for wider accountability. This essay joins a steadily growing trickle of papers which attempt to articulate and make sense of social accounting, accountability and reporting and, in so doing, offer suggestions for future directions in research, teaching and/or practice. The primary purpose of this paper is to offer a view of developments in social accounting in the last decade or so and to emphasise something I fear we are in danger of losing - namely that sense of the importance of social accounting and the considerable critical potential of the social accounting project. The paper provides a brief introduction to the growth in the social accounting literature; a typology of research approaches to the area; and a polemic on the crucial potential importance of social accounting. With this background, the essay then takes a broad review of the social accounting literature and seeks to offer some contentious perceptions on that research in the hope of stimulating debate.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - Jacques's (2000) Call for a Knowledge Theory of Value:
           Implications for Labour Process Theory
    • Abstract: Jaros, Stephen; Sells, Laura
      One prevalent theme in contemporary accounts of global political-economy is that firms create and accumulate value by leveraging "information" or "learning" processes (cf. Stiglitz, 2002). Based on this, Jacques (2000) responded by proposing that organizational theorists who write from a critical perspective on global capitalism should abandon their reliance on Marx's "labour theory of value" (LTV) and adopt a "knowledge theory of value" (KTV) to explain wealth-creation processes and workplace relations between capital and labour. One leading critical theory of work, Labour Process Theory, formally disavows the Marxian LTV (cf. Thompson & Smith, 2001), but nonetheless relies on it for some of its key theoretical underpinnings, including the belief that the labour process should be privileged for analysis because it is the site where surplus is created, that capitalist production is inherently exploitative of labour, that labour process theorists should engage in political activity aimed at labour 'emancipation', and that capital-labour workplace relations are fundamentally antagonistic. Thus, by challenging the theory of value that underpins them, Jacques's proposal calls into question core LPT principles. We evaluate his call for a KTV in light of critiques from an LPT perspective, and conclude that both knowledge processes and labour processes can be and are leveraged as sources of "surplus value" in modern organizations. In our view, this means that LPT can no longer maintain that exploitation and capital-labour conflict are inherent features of capitalism. Their presence or absence in particular firms must be established by empirical research. It also means that LPT's political stance should be to combat the systemic source of capital-labour inequity - the structurally unequal bargaining relationship based on labour having "nothing to sell but their skin" (Marx, 1867), and on achieving a socially-just distribution of the surplus wealth that must be generated under any mode of production.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - Commodification of the Body and Corporate Discipline
    • Abstract: Gilmore, Sarah
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    • Abstract: Barker, James R
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