Professional Identities

Policy and Practice in Business and Bureaucracy

Author: Shirley Ardener,Fiona Moore

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845450540

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 165

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In both professional and academic fields, there is increasing interest in the way in which white-collar workers engage with institutions and networks which are complex social constructions. Covering a wide variety of countries and types of organization, this volume examines the diverse ways in which individuals' ethnic, gender, corporate and professional identities interact. This book brings together fields often viewed in isolation: ethnographies of groups traditionally studied by anthropologists in new organisational contexts, and examinations of the role of identity in corporate life, opening up new perspectives on central areas of contemporary human activity. It will be of great interest to those concerned with practical management of institutions, as well as those of us who find ourselves working within them.

Ethnographies of Conferences and Trade Fairs

Shaping Industries, Creating Professionals

Author: Hege Høyer Leivestad,Anette Nyqvist

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319530976

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

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This anthology is an attempt to make sense of conferences and trade fairs as phenomena in contemporary society. The authors describe how these large-scale professional gatherings have become key sites for making and negotiating both industries and individual professions. In fact, during the past few decades, conferences and trade fairs have become a significant global industry in their own right. The editors assert that large-scale professional gatherings are remarkable events that require deeper analysis and scholarly attention.

Transnational Business Cultures

Life and Work in a Multinational Corporation

Author: Fiona Moore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317007034

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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This volume explores how the idea of 'culture' is used and exploited by transnational managers to further their own ambitions and their companies' strategies for expansion. It thus provides a more complex picture of culture than has previously been presented in business studies, in that it deals with the strategic value of culture within organizations rather than viewing it as a neutral concept and, through using qualitative methodologies, gives us a full picture of the lived experience of culture in a multinational corporation. It also considers the impact of global corporate activity on both national and organizational cultures, as well as looking specifically at the ways in which communications technology is used as a site of conflict and negotiation in business. This book will be an invaluable resource for both researchers and professionals, yielding important new insights into the roles of local and global cultures in the operation of transnational corporations.

Modern Languages

Learning and Teaching in an Intercultural Field

Author: Alison Phipps,Mike Gonzalez

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761974185

Category: Education

Page: 201

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This accessible book is written by teachers of modern languages and tackles the specifics of the discipline while situating it within the literature on teaching Modern Languages in Higher Education.

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Internet, Modernization, and Globalization

Author: Paula Uimonen

Publisher: Almqvist & Wiksell International


Category: Computers

Page: 245

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