Discipline as Institutional Maintenance

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dc.contributor.author Rasche, Andreas
dc.contributor.author Hommel, Ulrich
dc.contributor.author Cornuel, Eric
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-14
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-20T12:11:31Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-20T12:11:31Z
dc.date.issued 2013-06-20
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8729
dc.description.abstract Drawing on the case of business school rankings, we study how institutions are maintained and remain persistent despite their contested nature. We argue that rankings as institutions can be maintained through subtle disciplinary practices that freeze power relations in recipient organizations. Our analysis rests on a Foucauldian understanding of control emphasizing that rankings discipline (1) by enhancing the visibility of individuals’ performance, (2) by defining ‘normal’ behavior, and (3) by shaping how people understand themselves and the world around them. We show that these three disciplining effects support rankings’ durability, reproducibility, and communicability enhancing their overall stability and diffusion. Our arguments demonstrate that rankings’ relevance and impact is not entirely based on the legitimacy they are able to offer to ranked schools. Rather rankings impel a variety of disciplinary effects within business schools which help to stabilize and diffuse the institution. en_US
dc.format.extent 35 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.subject.other Business school rankings en_US
dc.subject.other Institutional maintenance en_US
dc.subject.other Disciplinary control en_US
dc.subject.other Organizational field en_US
dc.title Discipline as Institutional Maintenance en_US
dc.type cp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt13jun20 lbjl en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Interkulturel Kommunikation og Ledelse en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort IKL en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Intercultural Communication and Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort ICM en_US
dc.description.notes Paper presented at EFMD Higher Education Research Conference: Conjectures and Future Directions. Feb. 14-15, 2012. Zurich, Schweiz en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2012 en_US
dc.title.subtitle The Case of Business School Rankings en_US


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