Micropolitics in the Multinational Corporation: Foundations, Applications and New Directions

Micropolitics in the Multinational Corporation: Foundations, Applications and New Directions

by Florian A. A. Becker-Ritterspach (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9781107053670
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/26/2016
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Florian A. A. Becker-Ritterspach is Professor of Economic and Organisational Sociology at HTW Berlin University of Applied Sciences. Next to knowledge transfer and learning, his research focuses on issues of power, politics and conflict in multinationals. His main theoretical interest centres on combining international management approaches with organisational theory.

Susanne Blazejewski is Professor of Management and Organisation at Alanus University of Arts and Social Science, Bonn. Her research interests focus on micropolitics and conflict in multinational organisations, identity, aesthetics and work design, and sustainable organisational development.

Christoph D�rrenb�cher is a Professor of Organisational Design and Behaviour in International Business at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. His current research focus is on management, subsidiary role development, headquarters-subsidiary relationships and careers in multinational corporations. He is the founding director of the Berlin Institute for International Business Studies.

Mike Geppert is Professor of Strategic and International Management at the Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, and Visiting Professor at the Turku School of Economics. His current research focus is on socio-political issues and sensemaking within multinational companies, and on cross-national comparisons of management and organisation in various industrial sectors, including beer brewing, food retailing and the airline industry.

Table of Contents

Foreword Stewart Clegg; 1. Introduction Florian A. A. Becker-Ritterspach, Susanne Blazejewski, Christoph Dörrenbächer and Mike Geppert; Part I. Foundations of Politics, Power and Conflict in MNCs: 2. Theoretical foundations and conceptual definitions Susanne Blazejewski and Florian A. A. Becker-Ritterspach; 3. The evolution of a politics perspective of the multinational enterprise - past developments and current applications Florian A. A. Becker-Ritterspach and Susanne Blazejewski; Part II. Seminal Contributions: 4. Seminal contributions of the rationalistic-managerialist school Florian A. A. Becker-Ritterspach and Jens Gammelgaard; 5. Seminal contributions of the institutionalist and micropolitics schools Mike Geppert and Karen Williams; 6. Seminal contributions of the critical management school Christoph Dörrenbächer and Joanne Roberts; Part III. Analytical Tools and Applications: 7. Understanding organisational behaviour in MNCs from a micropolitical perspective: a stratified analytical framework Florian A. A. Becker-Ritterspach and Susanne Blazejewski; 8. Doing research on power and politics in MNCs: a methodological perspective Rebecca Piekkari and Susanne Tietze; Part IV. Reflections and New Directions for Research; 9. Advancing research on political issues in and around MNCs: the role of discursive sensemaking Mike Geppert and Christoph Dörrenbächer; 10. Zooming in on politicking and issue selling tactics as new research directions for the study of micropolitics in MNCs Christoph Dörrenbächer and Jens Gammelgaard; 11. Advancing research on micropolitics in MNCs: an elite perspective Christoph Dörrenbächer and Mike Geppert; 12. Micropolitics in emerging market MNCs as a field of new research Knut G. Lange and Florian A. A. Becker-Ritterspach; Index.

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