Transparency as a product of processes of power and liquid modernity: a conceptual paper.

Yaeghoobi, Ehsan and Munshi, Debashish and Roper, Juliet (2014) Transparency as a product of processes of power and liquid modernity: a conceptual paper. European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) sub-theme 51: “Seeing, Knowing and Governing: The Organization, Institutionalization and Politics of Transparency”, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands, July 3-5, 2014. (Unpublished)

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High-profile revelations of organizational malpractices in the last few years such as unethical business deals based on large-scale conflicts of interest, insider trading, overvaluation of housing mortgages, doctored inventories of inadequate capital holdings to raise finances, and manipulation of facts and figures have made transparency an important value in today’s organizational world. Stakeholders, whether internal or external, expect to have access to information and organizations have little choice but to open up in keeping with current trends (Christensen, 2002; Christensen & Langer, 2009). This paper offers a tentative examination of what we believe to be an original conceptual framework for a critical understanding of processes of and motivations for organizational transparency, including its paradoxes, by drawing on and combining theories of power, hegemony, legitimacy, and liquid modernity.

Item Type:Paper presented at a conference, workshop or other event, and published in the proceedings
Keywords that describe the item:Liquid modernity, Stakeholders' expectations, Corporate transparency
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Business and Adminstration
ID Code:5526
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