From Cool Cash to Coded Chaos

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dc.contributor.author Rennison, Betina Wolfgang en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:23:36Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:23:36Z
dc.date.issued 2005-11-17T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 8791839076 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/6381
dc.description.abstract Communication makes a difference. The manner in which we communicate creates the phenomena we communicate about. It can seem obvious, but we are nevertheless seldom aware of the complexity this constructivist assumption implies. Through an analysis of a new salary system in the public sector of Denmark (called New Wage), this paper theorizes this complexity in terms of Niklas Luhmann’s systems theory. It identifies four wholly different ‘codes’ of communication: legal, economic, pedagogical and intimate. Each of them shapes the phenomena of ‘pay’, the construal of the employee and the form of management differently. In this chaos of codes the managerial challenge is to take a second order position in order to strategically manage the communication that manages management itself. Key words: Management; personnel management; human-relations; pay-system; communication; system-theory; discursive epistemology en_US
dc.format.extent 34 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries MPP Working paper;2005-017 en_US
dc.title From Cool Cash to Coded Chaos en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt05nov17 miel en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Ledelse, Politik og Filosofi en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort LPF en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Management, Politics & Philosophy en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort MPP en_US
dc.idnumber 8791839076 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2005 en_US
dc.title.subtitle New Adventures in the Public Management of Pay Scales en_US


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