Different worlds of organizing in Chinese companies located in Denmark

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Different worlds of organizing in Chinese companies located in Denmark

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dc.contributor.author Westenholz, Ann
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-30
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-30T09:03:29Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-30T09:03:29Z
dc.date.issued 2013-01-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8644
dc.description.abstract Purpose: First, the aim is to clarify that it is worth investigating working life in Chinese companies located in Denmark. Second, I outline a way of how to empirically study the issue. Design/methodology/approach: A literature review and a suggestion of how to study the issue. Findings: There is a growing amount of literature dealing with Chinese and Western working life. The term ‘Western’ mostly refers to studies in North America. However the Danish way of organizing working life is not comparable to that of North America. I argue that we need to research the impact on working life in Denmark when Chinese companies settle in an institutional context like the Danish one. It is shown that Chinese institutional orders of organizing working life are very different to those in Denmark. I outline a method of how to empirically study the interaction between Chinese and Danish managers and employees working together in Chinese companies in Denmark. I argue that when these people work together, they also become engaged in institutional work dealing with the inconsistencies between the institutional orders of organizing. To study how institutional work emerges, I propose that we take inspiration from Boltanski and Thévenot’s theory of justification, different worlds, and different worth. Research limitation: The empirical data gathering has just started and the analysis has yet to be conducted. Practical implications: Even though the paper is not based on an empirical study, implications for studying how working life is organized in Chinese companies located in Denmark are suggested. Keywords: Internationalization of Chinese companies. Institutional orders of working life in China and Denmark. Institutional work in Chinese companies settled in Denmark. Boltanski and Thévenot’s theory of justification, different worlds, and different worth. en_US
dc.format.extent 16 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.subject.other Internationalization of Chinese companies en_US
dc.subject.other Institutional orders of working life in China and Denmark en_US
dc.subject.other Institutional work in Chinese companies settled in Denmark en_US
dc.subject.other Different worth en_US
dc.title Different worlds of organizing in Chinese companies located in Denmark en_US
dc.type cp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt13jan30 anmn en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Organisation en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort IOA en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Organization en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort OIS en_US
dc.description.notes Paper presented at the 6th China Goes Global Conference. Boston, USA, 8.-10. October 2012. en_US
dc.publisher.year 2012 en_US
dc.title.subtitle A literature review and a suggestion of how to study the issue en_US


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