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dc.contributor.authorÖzen, Ş.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBerkman, Ü.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T10:14:01Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T10:14:01Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.issn0170-8406
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/23444
dc.description.abstractDrawing on the discursive and translative perspectives, we examine the discourse produced by an elite group of corporate executives to legitimate TQM (total quality management) at the national level in Turkey. The findings indicate that the legitimating agencies largely used ethos justifications exploiting the macro-cultural discourses prevalent in the Turkish context. As such, they reconstructed TQM as a blueprint embracing solutions to the problems at societal, organizational, and individual levels. Based on the findings, we propose that reconstruction of imported practices in recipient contexts is more likely to involve ethos justification when compared to the construction of the original rhetoric because of the nature of cross-national translation. The strategy of ethos justification is even more likely when legitimating actors also strive to legitimate themselves as a social group, and/or to promote the practice to the public. Furthermore, the recipient discourse will be less coherent if legitimating actors have less formal authority and loose structure, and the target audiences have diverse values and expectations. We suggest that, under these circumstances, the reconstruction of the imported practices is more likely to produce fashions than institutions, a limited diffusion of the practice in contrast to the intentions of legitimating actors.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleOrganization Studiesen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0170840607079863en_US
dc.subjectCross-national reconstruction of managerial practicesen_US
dc.subjectDiscourseen_US
dc.subjectLegitimationen_US
dc.subjectNew institutional theoryen_US
dc.subjectRhetoricen_US
dc.subjectTQMen_US
dc.subjectTranslationen_US
dc.titleCross-national reconstruction of managerial practices: TQM in Turkeyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Managementen_US
dc.citation.spage825en_US
dc.citation.epage851en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber28en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber6en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0170840607079863en_US
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1741-3044


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