Bourdieu, Representational Legitimacy, and Pension Boardrooms:A Contested Space?

Sayce, Susan (2015) Bourdieu, Representational Legitimacy, and Pension Boardrooms:A Contested Space? In: Pierre Bourdieu, Organization, and Management. Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society . Routledge.

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Drawing on Bourdieu’s social theory this chapter aims to extend the debates about concepts of legitimacy and representation in UK pension schemes boardrooms. Generally the field of board management has its own norms and behaviours where actions and manners are reproduced through generations of boardroom activity. However, representational legitimacy has helped increase the diversity of board composition by bringing trade union representatives or members who choose to stand for election, into the mix of employer/sponsor representation and employee representation. Using the conceptual tools of field, habitus, practice, capital, illusio, and doxa provided by Pierre Bourdieu the legitimacy that these more diverse pension board members bring to the field of the boardrooms will be investigated to establish how this is being reshaped into a board image that fits with the dominant norms, expectations and attitudes of the boardroom

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: bourdieu,pension trusteeship ,legitimacy,doxa,sdg 8 - decent work and economic growth ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/decent_work_and_economic_growth
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Employment Systems and Institutions
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2016 17:00
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2022 23:46

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