Sketches of spain: The politics of fashion

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Management Research, 2006, 4 (3), pp. 205 - 212
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In this paper, we propose an understanding of what personnel professionals consume when they “adopt” black-box management initiatives (Scarbrough, 1995; Wilson, 1992). Second, we explore the way in which professional associations and, hence, institutional actors pursue their own professional projects (Abbott, 1988) within a context of political legitimacies and illegitimacies. Thus, in a double move, we seek to explore the linkages between managerial methods used by institutions to increase their jurisdiction or their “authority to speak” (Foucault, 1972) and the processes of isomorphism. © 2007 M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
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