Purpose – The article aims to provoke debate about the organizational implications of international business. Design/methodology/approach – This is a conceptual argument relying on elements of social theory and contemporary politics. Findings – The paper finds that organizing is not a synonym for hierarchy, management or markets, though they are all examples of organization. Practical implications – The implication for research and practice is exploring alternatives to hierarchical market managerialism. Originality/value – Many arguments and comments are put forward, suggesting alternative ways of thinking about formal organizing and organizations and will be of interest to those in the field.
critical perspectives on international business – Emerald Publishing
Published: Aug 7, 2007
Keywords: General management; Organizational structures; Work organization; Markets
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