Organisation as containment of acquisitive mimetic rivalry: The contribution of René Girard
|Title:||Organisation as containment of acquisitive mimetic rivalry: The contribution of René Girard||Authors:||Desmond, John
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5861||Date:||2003||Abstract:||This paper considers relations between violence and organization as seen through the lens moulded by Rene Girard. This is because more than any other writer of his generation Girard postulates the primacy of violence in his sociological theorising. In this paper we first outline Girard's theory. Next we discuss this in relation to Freudian theories of organization. We then draw out some of the implications of his theory for the understanding of topics within Organization Theory, such as bureaucracy and sexual harassment. Finally we suggest a research agenda.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Taylor and Francis||Journal:||Culture and Organisation||Volume:||9||Issue:||4||Start page:||239||End page:||251||Copyright (published version):||2003 Taylor and Francis Ltd||Keywords:||Girard; Violence; Organisation; Mimetic rivalry; Freud; Bureauracy; Empowerment; Sexual harassment||DOI:||10.1080/1475955042000195427||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
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