433.1 Consent in and resistance to management practices in different world regions

Friday, August 3, 2012: 9:00 AM
Faculty of Economics, TBA
Ulrike M.M. SCHUERKENS , École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France
Consent and resistance can be seen as key challenges in global management. Why people comply is a crucial issue in this field. In the session, I will address the topic within a theoretical perspective: management in multinational firms that place a lot of pressure on their staff to be hardworking and to subordinate themselves to hierarchy, standards and schedules. By studying how the discourses of management clash and interact in various firms, I will add and develop the concept of counter-resistance to expand our understanding of the dynamics of consent and resistance. The idea is to show how the notion to resist is accepted and neutralized. The study will offer insights into the dynamics of the global management discourse and will show the multidimensional character of resistance in different world regions.