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|Title:||Beyond the control-resistance debate: A fresh look at experiences of work in the new economy|
|Author(s):||Sharon C. Bolton, (Department of Management, Strathclyde University Business School, Glasgow, UK), Maeve Houlihan, (UCD School of Business, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)|
|Citation:||Sharon C. Bolton, Maeve Houlihan, (2009) "Beyond the control-resistance debate: A fresh look at experiences of work in the new economy", Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management, Vol. 6 Iss: 1/2, pp.5 - 13|
|Keywords:||Control, Employee behaviour, Management techniques, Research|
|DOI:||10.1108/11766090910940629 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||The authors would like to extend warm thanks to Bill Doolin and Deryl Northcott for their enthusiastic support of this special issue. They are also grateful to Rebecca Forster at Emerald for editorial advice. In particular, they would like to extend sincere thanks to the external reviewers of this special issue for their great work: Stephen Ackroyd, Peter Meiksins, Steve Fleetwood, Steve Patton, Paul McGrath, John Chandler, Daniel Muzio, Mike Dent, Katherine Thory, Carl Smith, Jacob Eisenberg, Jim Barry, Peter Prowse and Diane van den Broek. Finally, they would like to acknowledge Irena Grugulis and the organisers of Critical Management Studies 2007 at the University of Manchester, where the idea for this special issue originated, and to thank all the participants in the Beyond the Control/Resistance Debate stream.|
Purpose – The purpose of this short paper is to introduce the special issue and outline its major themes.
Design/methodology/approach – The control-resistance literatures are described, and the necessity for field-led empirical accounts is amplified, as a precursor to introducing the contributions to this special issue.
Findings – Forms of control co-mingle and the old imprints the new. Theories of control, resistance, agency and consent can most usefully be expanded by engaging with empirical accounts, resisting duality, and embracing multidimensionality.
Originality/value – This paper offers a review of the state of debate about control and resistance within organisation studies, and calls for field-informed accounts and fresh perspectives.
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