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dc.contributor.authorSewell, G
dc.date.available2014-05-21T23:24:46Z
dc.date.issued2008-02-01
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dc.identifier.citationSewell, G. (2008). The fox and the hedgehog go to work - A natural history of workplace collusion. MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION QUARTERLY, 21 (3), pp.344-363. https://doi.org/10.1177/0893318907310944.
dc.identifier.issn0893-3189
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/29617
dc.description.abstract<jats:p> The author argues that an ironic approach to collusion can help shift the focus of resistance away from the relatively rare events surrounding implacable opposition or total unanimity to the quotidian aspects of workplace politics. Collusion is characterized as an outcome of organizational politics conducted between the traditionally opposed parties of radical industrial sociology (i.e., managers and workers) under the guidance of an ironic mode of cognition. Irony is depicted as a foxlike way of gaining “a perspective on perspectives,” which provides a means of understanding stalemate, accommodation, and collusion by showing how opposing ideological positions are indebted. It also illuminates the moments when collusion breaks down and resisting parties become implacably opposed hedgehogs (one position prevails over the other), leading to overt conflict and resistance. </jats:p>
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
dc.subjectBusiness and Management
dc.titleThe fox and the hedgehog go to work - A natural history of workplace collusion
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0893318907310944
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentManagement and Marketing
melbourne.source.titleManagement Communication Quarterly
melbourne.source.volume21
melbourne.source.issue3
melbourne.source.pages344-363
dc.description.pagestart344
melbourne.publicationid139160
melbourne.elementsid319182
melbourne.contributor.authorSewell, Graham
dc.identifier.eissn1552-6798
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