The victorious English language: hegemonic practices in the management academy

TIETZE, Susanne and DICK, Penny (2013). The victorious English language: hegemonic practices in the management academy. Journal of Management Inquiry, 22 (1), 122-134.

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    This study explores hegemonic linguistic processes, that is, the dominant and unreflective use of the English language in the production of textual knowledge accounts. The authors see the production of management knowledge as situated in central or peripheral locations, which they examine from an English language perspective. Their inquiry is based on an empirical study based on the perspectives of 33 management academics (not English language speakers) in (semi) peripheral locations, who have to generate and disseminate knowledge in and through the English language. Although the hegemony of the center in the knowledge production process has long been acknowledged, the specific contribution of this study is to explore how the English language operates as part of the “ideological complex” that produces and maintains this hegemony, as well as how this hegemony is manifested at the local level of publication practices in peripherally located business and management schools.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Business School Research Institute > People, Work and Organisation
    Identification Number: 10.1177/1056492612444316
    Depositing User: Susanne Tietze
    Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2012 17:04
    Last Modified: 25 Apr 2014 15:47

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