“Birds of a Feather”: Management Knowledge as Interlocking Vocabularies

Markus A. Höllerer, Dennis Jancsary, Vitaliano Barberio, Renate Meyer

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This paper examines how management concepts acquire meaning through discursive distinction and embedding. Drawing on Austrian public sector reform, we reconstruct a classification of vocabularies according to their internal integrative capacity and external connectivity in order to study how distinct bundles of management concepts are embedded in broader meaning structures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management Proceedings 2014
EditorsLeslie Toombs
Place of PublicationBriar Cliff Manor, NY
PublisherAcademy of Management
Publication date2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2014: The Power of Words - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 1 Aug 20145 Aug 2014
Conference number: 74


ConferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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