Beyond talent management: a relational portrait of companies adapting to global financial downturns

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/322164
Title:
Beyond talent management: a relational portrait of companies adapting to global financial downturns
Authors:
Pedersen, Birgitte
Abstract:
The thesis examines life within large Danish companies affected by the global financial downturn. It does so from phenomenological-relational perspectives, as a counterpoint to the traditional, mechanical (Cartesian) ways of viewing structures, problems and processes leading to resolutions. In particular, the thesis dwells on the differences between “aboutness” and “withness” as criteria for judging how people behave in such companies, particularly at times when a CEO suddenly announces major and rapid change. The thesis attempts to shape some of the contours of a relational landscape - with different understandings of life and living. In that respect, it looks beyond models, tools and recipes as the only ways of evolving as companies move towards future survival.
Citation:
Pedersen, B. (2012) 'Beyond talent management: a relational portrait of companies adapting to global financial downturns'. PhD thesis. University of Bedfordshire.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Issue Date:
Nov-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/322164
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Description:
A thesis submitted to the University of Bedfordshire for the degree of Professional Doctor in Systemic Practice
Appears in Collections:
PhD e-theses

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dc.contributor.authorPedersen, Birgitteen
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-23T10:41:34Z-
dc.date.available2014-06-23T10:41:34Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-
dc.identifier.citationPedersen, B. (2012) 'Beyond talent management: a relational portrait of companies adapting to global financial downturns'. PhD thesis. University of Bedfordshire.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/322164-
dc.descriptionA thesis submitted to the University of Bedfordshire for the degree of Professional Doctor in Systemic Practiceen
dc.description.abstractThe thesis examines life within large Danish companies affected by the global financial downturn. It does so from phenomenological-relational perspectives, as a counterpoint to the traditional, mechanical (Cartesian) ways of viewing structures, problems and processes leading to resolutions. In particular, the thesis dwells on the differences between “aboutness” and “withness” as criteria for judging how people behave in such companies, particularly at times when a CEO suddenly announces major and rapid change. The thesis attempts to shape some of the contours of a relational landscape - with different understandings of life and living. In that respect, it looks beyond models, tools and recipes as the only ways of evolving as companies move towards future survival.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.subjectsystemic practiceen
dc.subjectN100 Business studiesen
dc.subjectglobal financial downturnen
dc.subjectfinancial downturnsen
dc.subjectDenmarken
dc.subjectchange managementen
dc.titleBeyond talent management: a relational portrait of companies adapting to global financial downturnsen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen_GB
dc.type.qualificationlevelPhDen
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Bedfordshireen
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