The implications of the political situation in the UK for firms: a Bourdieusian perspective

Sliwa, M., Kerr, R. and Robinson, S. (2021) The implications of the political situation in the UK for firms: a Bourdieusian perspective. British Journal of Management, 32(2), pp. 363-368. (doi: 10.1111/1467-8551.12399)

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The political situation in the UK poses unprecedented challenges for firms as well as management and organization studies (MOS) scholars. In this short paper, we encourage MOS researchers to consider the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu's conceptual framework, in particular, his key concepts of field, capital, habitus and hysteresis, as a lens to analyse the multifaceted implications for firms of the current political circumstances in the UK. We explain how a Bourdieusian perspective can help researchers challenge taken‐for‐granted assumptions about the interconnections between politics and business in the context of Brexit and can assist in generating valuable insights regarding the situation of firms operating in the UK in the context of the present changes in the environment.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Robinson, Professor Sarah
Authors: Sliwa, M., Kerr, R., and Robinson, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:British Journal of Management
ISSN (Online):1467-8551
Published Online:28 February 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 British Academy of Management
First Published:First published in British Journal of Management 32(2): 363-368
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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