Geolinguistic Spaces and the Geopolitics of Organization Studies: Movements across Centers and Peripheries.

Maria Daskalaki, Dimitra Vladimirou

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    Academic knowledge production and evaluation has been studied as a phenomenon situated across global and (semi)peripheral contexts (Lillis and Curry, 2010; Bennett, 2014). The metaphor of scales draws attention to the study of academic discourses as practices that develop across vertical, hierarchically organized layers (Blommaert, 2010). In this paper, we draw on 3 sub-corpora of organization studies journal articles, with each journal occupying a different position in the impact factor continuum. Building on the work of Lillis and Curry (2010), we study networked activities as social capital in the global academic economy. In our analysis we first examine the epistemological profile of organisation studies, as reflected in differentially ranked journals located in European contexts. We then explore the complex configuration of spaces/localities within and around which the production of knowledge takes place, by examining networks of author affiliations in relation to the identified sites in the empirical papers included in the corpus. Finally, we examine how constructions of the ‘local’ and the ‘global’ relate to the themes foregrounded in the aims and scope of each journal and we explore how discourses of the ‘local’ and the ‘global’ relate to key concepts in the field of organization studies, including institutions, alternatives and resistance, as well as power and gender.

    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusUnpublished - 3 Jul 2015
    EventEuropean Group for Organisational Studies Colloquium - American College of Greece, Athens, Greece
    Duration: 2 Jul 20154 Jul 2015


    ConferenceEuropean Group for Organisational Studies Colloquium
    Abbreviated titleEGOS

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