Sensemaking and politics in MNCs: A comparative analysis of vocabularies within the global manufacturing discourse in one industrial sector
Geppert, M (2003) Sensemaking and politics in MNCs: A comparative analysis of vocabularies within the global manufacturing discourse in one industrial sector Journal of Management Inquiry, 12 (4). 312 - 329.
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1056492603259058
This article compares sensemaking processes in multinational corporations (MNCs) situated in the same industrial sector. Our comparative analysis of three MNCs and their subsidiaries in Germany and the United Kingdom aims to shed light on the contextual dimension (institutions, culture, and politics) of the sensemaking process. First, I discuss ideologies related to the discourse about global restructuring of manufacturing. Second, I compare similarities and differences in vocabularies of the (multinational) organizations. Third, I compare cross-national vocabularies of work in German and U.K. subsidiaries. Finally I suggest a political approach of sensemaking referring to stories used to legitimize or delegitimize dominant ideologies about global manufacturing, established decision-premises within the MNC, and specific nationally entrenched work paradigms.
|Additional Information:||Published in Journal of Management Inquiry, 12 (4) 2003. Copyright 2003 Sage Publications.|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Business, Economics and Law > Surrey Business School|
|Deposited By:||Symplectic Elements|
|Deposited On:||17 May 2012 13:57|
|Last Modified:||24 Jan 2013 09:29|
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