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Rationaalista vai normatiivista ideologiaa?Johtamisoppien käyttö vuosikatsauspuheessaSuomen metsä- ja metalliteollisuudessa1980-2005

Seeck, Hannele ORCID: 0000-0001-6209-651X and Eräkivi, Ossi (2008) Rationaalista vai normatiivista ideologiaa?Johtamisoppien käyttö vuosikatsauspuheessaSuomen metsä- ja metalliteollisuudessa1980-2005. Hallinnon Tutkimus, 27 (2). pp. 13-35. ISSN 0359-6680

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The purpose of the article is to analyse and compare the use of five different management paradigms in the annual report discourse of Finnish forest and metal industries corporations. The paradigms examined are scientific management, the human relations movement, structural analysis, cultural theory and innovation theory. The material is used to illustrate the proportions in which these paradigms were adopted in annual report discourse between 1980 and 2005. A segment entitled the Managing Director’s review or CEO’s review was taken from each annual report and subjected to qualitative content analysis. The results show differences in the application of management paradigms both in annual report discourse over the decades and at the sectoral and company levels. Specifically, the proportion of the human relations movement in annual report discourse of both sectors in the 1980s dropped dramatically in the 1990s and 2000s as the proportion of structural analysis and scientific management increased correspondingly. In the 2000s, scientific management and structural analysis have continued to dominate managers’ reviews in annual reports in both sectors. From the theoretical point of view, the application of these paradigms in annual reports is studied in relation to what the literature says about the adoption of these paradigms in Finland. Their differences and prevalence are also assessed in relation to the concepts of rational and normative ideologies proposed by Stephen Barley and Kideon Kunda(1992).

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Additional Information: © 2008 Hallinnon Tutkimuksen Seura
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2013 15:53
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2024 23:11

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