Rhetorical History and the Legitimation of New Industries

Nicholas Wong, Diego Coraiola, Anders Ravn Sørensen, Ian Jones

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Abstrakt

How is rhetorical history used to legitimate new industries that are considered morally dubious or even reprehensible by many stakeholders? This paper seeks to answer this question and in so doing produce an explanatory model that builds on the existing research on rhetorical history (Suddaby et al., 2010) and which also takes advantage of new theoretical advances in management on temporality. We present three short case studies of emerging industries that used rhetorical history to defend themselves against critics that regarded the very existence of such industries as morally objectionable. The existentially controversial industries in question are: the for-profit private military sector, the Canadian recreational marijuana, and the BitCoin cryptocurrency ecosystem.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the Seventy-eighth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
RedaktørerGuclu Atinc
Antal sider1
UdgivelsesstedBriar Cliff Manor, NY
ForlagAcademy of Management
Publikationsdato2018
Artikelnummer14867
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2018
BegivenhedThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018: Improving Lives - Chicago, USA
Varighed: 10 aug. 201814 aug. 2018
Konferencens nummer: 78
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Konference

KonferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018
Nummer78
LandUSA
ByChicago
Periode10/08/201814/08/2018
Internetadresse
NavnAcademy of Management Proceedings
ISSN2151-6561

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