Global capitalism meets national spirit: Discourses in media texts on a cross-border acquisition

Show simple item record Tienari, Janne Vaara, Eero Björkman, Ingmar 2010-12-21T11:56:27Z fi 2011-03-02T09:38:20Z 2010-12-21T11:56:27Z fi 2011-03-02T09:38:20Z 2010-12-21
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Management Inquiry, 2003, 12(4), 377-393 fi
dc.description.abstract In this article, the authors explore media coverage of a recent acquisition across national borders. Their starting point is that the media represent a key arena of “discursive strategizing” for actors such as corporate managers. They illustrate and specify how global capitalism, as discourse relying on economic and financial rationale and exemplified here by the acquiring firm’s attempts to expand, meets national spirit, exemplified here by the complexity in selling the acquisition target to foreigners. The main contribution of this study lies in identifying how key actors draw on and mobilize rationalistic and nationalistic discourses in public discussion. The analysis illustrates that the same actors can draw on different—even contradictory—discourses at different points in time. Furthermore, different actors—even with opposing objectives—may draw on the same discourse in legitimizing their positions and pursuing specific ends. fi
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Sage Publications en
dc.subject media fi
dc.subject discourse fi
dc.subject acquisitions fi
dc.subject global fi
dc.subject nationalism fi
dc.subject.other Management and Organisation fi
dc.title Global capitalism meets national spirit: Discourses in media texts on a cross-border acquisition fi
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1056492603258975
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