#OSEditorPicks: Resistance through Difference: The Co-Constitution of Dissent and Inclusion

[We are pleased to welcome Trish Reay, Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies.]

In the #OSEditorPicks for May, Resistance through Difference: The Co-Constitution of Dissent and Inclusion, Suzanne Gagnon and David Collinson investigate dynamics within international leadership development teams composed of managers from around the world who varied substantially in terms of ethnicity, race and language. They found that some teams constructed the differences among team members in ways that reproduced organizational norms, while one team used their differences to resist organizational initiatives with which they fundamentally disagreed.

Suzanne and David’s study reveals previously under-explored links between contemporary forms of dissent, control, and difference. Their inductive study draws on the accounts of managers of 16 nationalities in an employer-led international leadership programme. In a business world characterized by increasingly global organizations, together with ongoing concerns about managing cultural, social and ethnic differences, I think this paper gives us new food for thought. I encourage everyone to read it.

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You can read Resistance through Difference: The Co-Constitution of Dissent and
Inclusion
by Suzanne Gagnon and David Collinson
 free for the next 30 days. The article is from the forthcoming  special issue of Organization Studies, Resistance, resisting, and resisters in and around organizations.

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About Cynthia Nalevanko, Editor, SAGE Publishing

Founded in 1965, SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas. With over 1500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melburne, our publishing program includes more than 1000 journals and over 900 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation. Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.

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