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A discursive perspective on legitimation strategies in multinational corporations

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A discursive perspective on legitimation strategies in multinational corporations. / Vaara, Eero; Tienar, Janne.

In: Academy of Management Review, Vol. 33, No. 4, 01.10.2008, p. 985-993.

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Vaara, Eero ; Tienar, Janne. / A discursive perspective on legitimation strategies in multinational corporations. In: Academy of Management Review. 2008 ; Vol. 33, No. 4. pp. 985-993.

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abstract = "Few studies have examined legitimation in multinational corporations from a discursive perspective. To complement the existing institutional literature, we adopt a critical discourse analysis perspective that allows us to examine the microlevel processes of discursive legitimation. We provide an example of a media text— dealing with a production unit shutdown—to demonstrate how this perspective elucidates the various textual strategies used to legitimate multinational corporations' actions and their controversial consequences.",
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