Organisational Change and Discourse: Hegemony, Resistance and Reconstitution

Management, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-22, 1998

22 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2005

Abstract

The article considers the discourse surrounding culture change programmes in two British manufacturing organisations. The analysis of organisational discourse is pursued as a means of revealing the indeterminacy of organisational experiences and the problems inherent to the introduction of generic change approaches. An examination of the discourse used in the case companies shows an intricate set of structural, cultural, economic and personal pressures passing through the change concepts.

Keywords: change, TQM, BPR, discourse, storytelling

Suggested Citation

De Cock, Christian, Organisational Change and Discourse: Hegemony, Resistance and Reconstitution. Management, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-22, 1998, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=650661

Christian De Cock (Contact Author)

University of Essex ( email )

Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, CO4 3SQ
United Kingdom

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