The Organisation of Policy Meets the Commercialisation of Sex - Global Linkages, Policies, Technologies

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Title: The Organisation of Policy Meets the Commercialisation of Sex - Global Linkages, Policies, Technologies
Author: Jyrkinen, Marjut
Other contributor: Svenska handelshögskolan, institutionen för företagsledning och organisation, företagsledning och organisation
Hanken School of Economics, Department of Management and Organisation, Management and Organisation
Publisher: Svenska handelshögskolan
Date: 2005-05-23
Language: en
Number of pages: 1837 bytes
Belongs to series: Economics and Society - 146
ISBN: 951-555-882-4
Thesis level: Doctoral thesis
Abstract: During recent years the commercialisation of sex has increased and intensified both locally and globally. This thesis explores the commercialisation of bodies, sex and sexualities, particularly the sex trade, and the impact of rapidly evolving information and communication technologies on this globalising trade. The main focus of this work is on the policies, discourses and policy developments in the area especially in the Finnish context. The study is based on multidisciplinary theoretical sources through which the framework of multiple linkages relevant to the commercialisation of sex is conceptualised. The sex trade functions through a web of intersecting linkages of a substantive, economic, organisational, temporal, spatial, cultural, technological, as well as of legislative and policy nature. This framework of linkages forms the basis for the analysis of the main empirical data, namely qualitative interviews with thirty key managers and professionals, who are responsible for the preparation and implementation of policies on commercial sex. In addition, the thesis addresses the policies and policy practices on the sex trade through the analysis of national and international policy instruments. In addition to analysing the processes of the commercialisation of sex and its effects, the study also discusses their further implications for organisational policy-making, research, and society more generally. The thesis thus seeks to contribute to practice, research and theory on gender, management and organisations.
Subject: gender
information and communication
technologies (ICTs)
interviewing professional elite
sensitive research topic
sex trade
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