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The executive

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Publication date2014
Host publicationThe Routledge handbook of mobilities
EditorsPeter Adey, David Bissell, Kevin Hannam, Mimi Sheller
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780415667715
Original languageEnglish


The remit of this chapter is to develop a theoretical framework for analysinganalyzing how, for the executive, mobility has become a normalisednormalized way of doing business. Specifically, the chapter explains the normalisationnormalization of executive aeromobility by drawing on work on social theories of practice (Reckwitz, 2002; Schatzki, 1996; Shove, 2003; Shove and Pantzar, 2005). The aim is to reveal the complex interdependencies that both explain the year-on-year growth in executive aeromobility and the difficulties executives face when trying to limit their mobility in the context of financial (recession, spirallingspiraling travel costs), social (stress, work-life balance) and environmental (global warming, peak oil) pressures.